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Can I have sex after a groin hernia repair surgery?

Can I have sex after a groin hernia repair surgery?

Yes: But not right immediately after surgery. Please follow up with your surgeon and let him /her tell you when to resume normal activity. Early heavy activity may displace mesh or disrupt the repair. ...Read more

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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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Been a day since my open ingunial hernia repair surgery is it a good or bad idea to participate in sex if she is on top?

Been a day since my open ingunial hernia repair surgery is it a good or bad idea to participate in sex if she is on top?

Bad idea: It will probably be a painful experience and I would recommend abstaining until the area is less swollen and tender before resuming normal activity. ...Read more

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I am going to get open mesh ingunial hernia repair surgery this week. Will I be able to have sex after the surgery?

I am going to get open mesh ingunial hernia repair surgery this week. Will I be able to have sex after the surgery?

Yes: For open and laparoscopic inguinal hernia operations, I tell my patients to return to call mental activity as tolerated by pain. This is a variable amount of time, but usually most people after open inguinal hernia operations are back to normal activity at 2 to 3 weeks. If any complications arise, obviously this may not hold. There are also exceptions to this rule. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel pain 3 months after hernia repair surgery when lifting and bending?

Is it normal to feel pain 3 months after hernia repair surgery when lifting and bending?

Yes: Hermia surgery usually involves placing mesh. This will usually cause some scarring. This will cause pain and stiffness for up to 6 months to a year when you are active or lifting. ...Read more

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I suffer from pains in my left crutch after hernia repair surgery (2 years ago). I'm about to go through radio frequency. What are the risks in it?

I suffer from pains in my left crutch after hernia repair surgery (2 years ago). I'm about to go through radio frequency. What are the risks in it?

No risk: Most likely your pain is due to nerve entrapment causing pain, trying to free the nerve by breaking scar tissueit out with radio frequency energy, most the time it will work, only risk it may not work. ...Read more

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Who is the best surgery technique for hernia repair?

Who is the best surgery technique for hernia repair?

It varies; use mesh!: Mesh, despite what you might hear on late night tv, is the best way to trait a hernia. There are many ways to put it in though. Talk to a surgeon! ...Read more

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How do I know if I damaged a hernia repair mesh from coughing 4 weeks after surgery.

How do I know if I damaged a hernia repair mesh from coughing 4 weeks after surgery.

The only way to: Tell for certain is to be examined. The odds are in your favor as most healing has completed within two weeks. Make an appointment to see the surgeon soon for reassurance. ...Read more

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Can the mash from: hernia repair surgery come loose.? If so how do you stop it or do you need another surgery?

Can the mash from: hernia repair surgery come loose.? If so how do you stop it or do you need another surgery?

Complex: Yes the mesh can "come loose" and this could cause a recurrence that needs another operation. It depends on the technique, type of mesh, and type if mesh fixation regarding the likelihood this will happen. See your surgeon to find out about your case. If you are unsatisfied, see a surgeon experience in hernia repair for a second opinion. Also check the americas hernia society website. ...Read more

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What are the risks of a hernia repair surgery?

What are the risks of a hernia repair surgery?

What I tell patients: Risk of recurrence, bleeding, infection, chronic or temporary pain in the area, loss of sensation to inside leg and scrotum, seroma or fluid collection, injury to femoral vein or artery. These are from the surgery, anesthesia carries its own risks. ...Read more

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If my hernia repair (with mesh) isn't healing well, will I need another surgery?

Maybe: It is dependent on the type and location of the hernia, what type if mesh was used and the technique that was used to place it. It is also very dependent on what is meant by "not healing well". Stick with your surgeon, but if things don't seem to be progressing, feel free to get another opinion. ...Read more

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How long before I can get back to exercise after laparoscopic hernia repair surgery?

How long before I can get back to exercise after laparoscopic hernia repair surgery?

As tolerated: I tell my patients to return to usual activity as treated by pain and discomfort. Just listen to your body and use common sense and you'll be fine. As always however, there may be features unique to your case, and you should check with your surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had a hernia repair 3 months ago I started coughing and now my surgery site is swollen, a little hard and soft. Did I re tare it again?

I had a hernia repair 3 months ago I started coughing and now my surgery site is swollen, a little hard and soft. Did I re tare it again?

See your surgeon: Very important to see your surgeon soon. If you were doing well and now feel swollen again 3 months after the surgery, it could well be that the repair failed.
Make sure you see your surgeon soon.
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Should hernia repair feel like hard lump after surgery?

Should hernia repair feel like hard lump after surgery?

Normal: Early after a surgical procedure, the tissue under the incision feels hard for up to several weeks. Surgeons refer to this as a "healing ridge". If the hard lump is large and visible however, there could be a collection of blood (hematoma) or fluid (seroma), both if which should resolve on their own. See your surgeon for an exam to be sure. ...Read more

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My husband had a parastomal hernia repair april 11. He is still having pain. Surgery was not laproscopic.

Only 2 weeks: It is not that uncommon to still have pain in a hernia repair site 2 weeks after surgery. If the pain is increasing, or is accompanied by difficulty having bowel movements, fever, decreased appetite, or other symptoms, he should call his surgeon. ...Read more

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