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After inguinal hernia repair should the bulge still be present?

After inguinal hernia repair should the bulge still be present?

Yes: After any surgery, a ridge develops where the incision is. This is called the proud or healing ridge and slowly disappears over a four month period. In a some patients it is quite pronounced and causes concern. If you have any question about your wound, you need to see your surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia Repair (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the lining of the abdominal cavity protrudes, creating a sac. Hernias are common in the groin, belly button, upper-midline, or associated w/scars. The exact method of repair varies w/the type & size of the hernia as well as patient-factors, however, the basic principle is the same: close the hole, often ...Read more


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Can you tell me how long to resume soccer/football after inguinal hernia repair?

Can you tell me how long to resume soccer/football after inguinal hernia repair?

Depending on size: And severity of hernia, usually at least 4-6 weeks or until pain is gone. Ask your surgeon for specific advice. It would also depend on how many minutes you plan to play. ...Read more

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Sharp Pain before ejaculation, 6 months after inguinal hernia repair. No recurrence or new hernia.?

Sharp Pain before ejaculation, 6 months after inguinal hernia repair. No recurrence or new hernia.?

It can be: Please get a physical exam with your surgeon and discuss your symptoms, other causes include urethritis - inflammation of the urethra - symptoms include loss of appetite, impotence, urinary incontinence, pain with urination and painful ejaculation, also Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland - symptoms can include foul or strong urine odor, and painful ejaculation ...Read more

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What is the cause of the numbness below the incision after inguinal hernia repair? When should sensation return to this area?

Cut skin nerves: Numbness below the skin incision after inguinal hernia repair is normal because the small skin nerves are cut when the incision is made. Most of the preoperative sensation should return over 6-12 months after the original surgery, however, it may never return to the preoperative level. ...Read more

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Masturabting & cuming hurts 8 days after inguinal hernia repair is it normal? When will pain go and when can I have intercourse again? Thank you.

Yes it may be normal: It is not unusual to still have pain in the area of Inguinal Hernia Surgery.I will advice to wait another week before you masterbate or have sex.Talk to your surgeon at the Post Op visit. Did you have Leparoscopic Surgery or open inguinal hernia repair? Z ...Read more

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Large mass (hematoma) 2 months after inguinal hernia repair. What can I do?

Large mass (hematoma) 2 months after inguinal hernia repair. What can I do?

See Surgeon.: Best to be seen by your surgeon who is in the position to accurately diagnose and advise treatment for the “large mass”. If it is a residual "mass" from a hematoma, time and the use of warm compresses may be all that is necessary. Sometimes, aspiration or drainage may be necessary. It will be important to rule out (physical examination) recurrence of the hernia. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel pain after having sex or while working 6 months after inguinal hernia repair.

Is it normal to feel pain after having sex or while working 6 months after inguinal hernia repair.

Maybe: It depends how often and how severe the pain is. Brief episodes off mild to moderate pain may persist for years, but if it is limiting your activity level, you may want to see your surgeon to check it out. You can also try myoflex cream or aspercreme. This helps sometimes. Best of luck. ...Read more

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6 weeks after inguinal hernia repair left testicle still swollen. Dr says up to three months. Is this normal? Dr not concerned. I am concerned.

6 weeks after inguinal hernia repair left testicle still swollen. Dr says up to three months. Is this normal? Dr not concerned. I am concerned.

Go with him to c doc: If you are the support person and you are concerned about how your loved on is doing after surgery, then go with him to the next appointment to you can ask and hear what the surgery team has to say. Be well. If fever, vomiting, redness, drainage develop then call in. ...Read more

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Why do my testicles move after inguinal hernia repair?

Why do my testicles move after inguinal hernia repair?

It is normal: Testicles normally move up and down, it is a normal reflex. The testicles may not move after hernia surgery, specially if a mesh was used to repair the hernia. ...Read more

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How soon after inguinal hernia repair can u reoperate to remove scar tissue?

How soon after inguinal hernia repair can u reoperate to remove scar tissue?

From what: Scar tissue from inguinal hernia surgery or something else? Are you having pain from the surgery after a normal healing period? If you are then see your surgeon for eval. You prob need to see your surgeon again to see if there is nerve impingement or similar prob that cause persistent pain. ...Read more

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Is it safe to return to work that requires constant lifting six weeks after inguinal hernia repair if you still have testicle swelling?

Is it safe to return to work that requires constant lifting six weeks after inguinal hernia repair if you still have testicle swelling?

Check: Please check with your surgeon. It will depend on how much weight you are talking about, how often is "constant", whether mesh was used or not, the degree of testicular swelling, your pain tolerance. Etc. Good luck. ...Read more

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New swelling 3 months after inguinal hernia repair. 5 doctors and an ultrasound confirm no recurrence or new hernia. What is causing the swelling?

Seroma?: Could be a fluid collection under the skin (seroma), but that usually develops within about 3 weeks post-op, and subsides in 3-6 months. If the hernia was in the scrotum, fluid could be collecting there, mimicking hydrocele. Make sure to see the original surgeon, and consider a second opinion by a surgeon interested in inguinal hernia repair - check the americas hernia society website to find one. ...Read more

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Fever at 103.7, 2weeks after inguinal hernia repair. Fever has stayed for 7days. At ER I did not test positive for flu, other test were normal. Cause?

Fever at 103.7, 2weeks after inguinal hernia repair. Fever has stayed for 7days. At ER I did not test positive for flu, other test were normal. Cause?

Talk to Surgeon ASAP: There are many possible causes of a postop fever, but the one most concerning after your operation would be a wound infection (esp if mesh was used). A fever of 103.7 cannot be assumed to be viral--this requires a thorough evaluation. Please contact your surgeon asap. ...Read more

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Should I go to the ER if I'm having pain in my testicles, 3 days after inguinal hernia repair. Please answer I'm worried about this.

Should I go to the ER if I'm having pain in my testicles, 3 days after inguinal hernia repair. Please answer I'm worried about this.

Expected: Unfortunately, testicular pain is the norm after inguinal hernia repair, especially in the first week. Did your surgeon give you any instructions for treatment of postoperative pain? If so, follow these. If not, you may want to call your surgeon's office for recommendations. ...Read more

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Is pain in testicles right before ejaculation normal 4 days after inguinal hernia repair? I had to stop bc I could not continue with sharp pain. Thx

Is pain in testicles right before ejaculation normal 4 days after inguinal hernia repair? I had to stop bc I could not continue with sharp pain. Thx

Inform surgeon: I would inform the surgeon who performed the repair. Swelling and tenderness is not unusual this early after surgery. To some degree, I am surprised that the surgeon would have permitted sex this early after surgery as it could result in wound disruption. ...Read more

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Six weeks after inguinal hernia repair return to work with a job of constant lifting should I expect some swelling in the scrotum area? How to preven

Six weeks after inguinal hernia repair return to work with a job of constant lifting should I expect some swelling in the scrotum area? How to preven

Scrotal support: Thanks for your question. I think the most likely cause of scrotal swelling is due to the surgery and should slowly subside. A scrotal support might help the process of healing. If the swelling should increase, become painful, or red call your surgeon and describe what is happening. I predict it will improve and return to normal. Remember to lift as little as posssible. ...Read more

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Who does inguinal hernia repair.?

General surgeons: Inguinal hernia repair is done by mostly general surgeons, however certain general surgeons will do only hernia surgery only. ...Read more

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If nothing is in it do I need inguinal hernia repair?

If nothing is in it do I need inguinal hernia repair?

Yes: If you have inguinal hernia of moderate size and even though no contents now, (empty) elective surgery advised most of the time for fear of incarceration, or careful observation. See your surgeon and decide. ...Read more

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What is the recovery for an open inguinal hernia repair?

Variable: Usually, it's uneventful, but it really depends on the individual. In general, I tell my patients they will have significant pain for the first 3 days and the pain will start improving after that. My patients take between 1 and 2 weeks off from work. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: inguinal hernia repair?

Inguinal hernia: The repair if a defect in the inguinal canal this is usually performed with mesh. It can be done open or laparoscopic. ...Read more

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Could I have a step by step explanation of inguinal hernia repair.?

Lap and open: Laparoscopic has three small incisions and uses mesh. Hernia is reduced and patch is put in front of it, in pre-peritoneal space. Make sure the procedure is done tep.
Open has one incision approx 4-7cm in length in the groin and also uses a mesh. Hernia is also reduced and patch is placed over it.
Both almost equal down time. Both good long-term. I myself prefer lap. ...Read more

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What does an inguinal hernia repair operation entail?

Many types: There are two main categories of repair - open and laparoscopic. Both are generally done as outpatient operations. The variety of open techniques are performed by about 80% is surgeons, and lap about 20%. Open techniques are slightly more painful and associated with a slightly longer recovery. ...Read more

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Is it possible for inguinal hernia repair to cause fertility?

Doubtful: While anything is possible, and there have been a few reports of this, there have only been a few reported out of millions of repairs. I have had experience where there was a couple with difficulty conceiving, them they got pregnant after the hernia repair. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the risks of having inguinal hernia repair surgery?

Can you tell me the risks of having inguinal hernia repair surgery?

Relatively safe: Surgery, one of the most commonly performed, low risk ambulatory surgical procedure. Possible to have recurrence, rare instances possible to have persistent pains, testicular atrophy, speak to your surgeon for benefits and risks of the procedure. ...Read more

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Is there much post operative pain relating to inguinal hernia repair?

Is there much post operative pain relating to inguinal hernia repair?

Moderate: It depends on the type of repair that you have. In general, open (large incision) hernia repair has more pain and disability than a laparoscopic (small incision) hernia repair, but it depends a lot on you and your pain tolerance. Your surgeon's techniques also play a role. Most people require moderate narcotics after surgery to control their pain. ...Read more

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When do I replace the bandage after laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

No need: Usually, there are only small tapes over the incisions that come off on their own within a week or two. As long as the wound is dry, no need for a bandage. If you're still unsure, call your surgeon. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a bulge where I had inguinal hernia repair years ago?

May be recurrence: See your surgeon, may be repair broke down, and hernia recurred. ...Read more

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What happen to the mesh which is used in inguinal hernia repair? Is it safe?

Incorporates: The mesh used for inguinal hernias has been safe for most patients with several decades of experience. They remain inert but is intimately attached to the body with scar tissue. Very occasionally they can irritate the surrounding tissues or cause pain when too much scar tissue is incited. Theorized potential for increased infection has not been seen. It is safe. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have post operative pain relating to inguinal hernia repair?

Yes: Usually goes away in a few weeks, if it persists for months, may be caused by scar tissue around sensory nerve in the area. Injections of numbing medication can help, rarely reoperation to cut the nerve is needed. ...Read more

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Why is an open inguinal hernia repair better than a laparoscopic hernia repair?

It may not be...: Inguinal hernia repair is technically challenging, open or laparoscopic. The laparoscopic repair is relatively new and not all surgeons are comfortable performing repair this way. Statistically, the failure rate of open hernia repair is between 1-5% depending on sugeon expertise. Conversely, laparoscopic failure is much higher up to 10% and more depending on experience. More experience=less failur. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Inguinal Hernia (Definition)

An inguinal hernia is a hernia that occurs in the inguinal region (groin). It passes out throughout the muscle in a canal near the spermatic ...Read more


Dr. David Earle
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Inguinal Hernia Repair (Definition)

The repair if a defect in the inguinal canal this is usually performed with mesh. It can be ...Read more