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Small Inguinal Hernia
Does small inguinal hernia without discomfort require surgical repair? Will it get worse without surgery?
Yes most of the time: as it is invariably a potential hard to get incarceration It is a simple low risk out patient procedure , other wise need close observation . ...Read more
I have a very very small inguinal hernia could that be causing the extreme pain I am feeling even though it is not that big and no bulge ?
Diagnosed with really small inguinal hernia get extreme sharpe feeling in pelvis but pinpoint really low on edge of pelvis that goes all the way down ?
Have small unilateral inguinal hernia. Which is better method of surgery, open method or laparoscopic? Which has faster recovery?
Hernia surgery: There is no one best method. Most surgeons nowadays will opt for laparoscopic repair because of less downtime and lower risk to the patient. However, only your doc will now what option has the best risk benefit profile in your particular case. Discuss with her/him to determine your best option :). ...Read more
Could small recurrence of inguinal hernia be detected with ultrasound. (note repair done with mesh in open style)?
Could small recurrence of inguinal hernia be detected by ultrasound. (note surgery was done with mesh in open style)?
Hernia: A small recurrence could be detected by ultrasound, ct scan and/or physical exam. The lack of visualized hernia, though, doesn't necessarily mean that there is no recurrent hernia. These can be difficult to detect, even by experienced surgeon examiners. Discuss with a surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have bilateral small inguinal & obturator hernias.Most pain on left side & little sometimes on right. Should I only repair the ones on the left side?
Herniae: If you trust a surgeon to operate on you and I would leave it up to him as to whether both sides should be done ...Read more
How is it decided if one should go for inguinal hernia or wait it out? Mine appears small but painful (tolerable mostly).
Had surgery for a right inguinal hernia. Had an open repair with mesh. 3 months out and have been having infrequent pain as well as small swelling. ?
Nerve pain??: Will need to see a surgeon or doctor licensed in your area for examination here and specific diagnosis and advice. Here is some general information re post hernia repair pain and causes and treatments to discuss: https://www.verywell.com/chronic-post-hernia-repair-pain-2564628 ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bulge in Groin: All inguinal hernias begin as small holes in the groin, usually evident as a subtle bulge that, in time, can enlarge and extend into the scrotal sac. Of course, neglect and time can lead to some very large hernias, but, in my experience, they usually extend down into the scrotal sac rather than lead to protrusions of the entire lower abdomen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had inguinal hernia surgery 2 weeks ago, the incision has healed over now but there is a very small loop of mesh sticking out. What can i do??
You have to see the: If mesh is sticking out , immediately you must bring to the attention of surgeon. Exposed mesh tend to get infected , then mesh has to be taken out , then only the wound will heal. Call your surgeon ...Read more