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I am experiencing mild upper back soreness. My leg is not swollen however the veins around my inner calves are pulsating. Following hernia surgery ?

I am experiencing mild upper back soreness. My leg is not swollen however the veins around my inner calves are pulsating. Following hernia surgery ?

Here are some ...: The information is not sufficient and coherent enough for drawing a sensible diagnosis. Since you've been evaluated, it's most logical and beneficial for you to bring your concern to the treating Doc's attention for further analysis, physicals, possible tests so to confirm if something clinically important is happening to you or not. Best wish ... ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Hernia Surgery (Definition)

There are a variety or several types of hernias, and many are repaired differently. A hernia is a weakness in the abdominal wall (such as inguinal, umbilical, incisional) or diaphragm (hiatal hernia). Surgery to repair the hernia can involve use of sutures, and possible use of mesh. Open or laparoscopic surgery can be a means to repair hernias, with laparoscopic ...Read more


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Male 73 laparoscopic hernia surgery with mesh used is leg swelling common after surgery?

Male 73 laparoscopic hernia surgery with mesh used is leg swelling common after surgery?

No, not common: You should consult with your surgeon. You might have developed deep venous thrombophlebitis. It could be a serious condition. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still feel pain after 2weeks hernia surgery on l5-s1?. Leg hurts when stretched horizont., the hernia was large, nerve still swolen?

Is it normal to still feel pain after  2weeks hernia surgery on l5-s1?. Leg hurts when stretched horizont., the hernia was large, nerve still swolen?

Not uncommon: Never the less please make appt with the surgeon to make sure that you are healing normally. Many things could have gone wrong after you went home. ...Read more

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I had ing hernia surgery 2.5 months ago but still have little pain near scrotum veins specially when i sit on chair combining my legs. Is it normal?

I had ing hernia surgery 2.5 months ago but still have little pain near scrotum veins specially when i sit on chair combining my legs. Is it normal?

Probably : Depending on how your operation was performed, you may have persistent pain. Tacks from a laparoscopically performed operation can cause some pain in that area. Further, sutures used to affix the mesh near the pubic tubercle can hurt for several months. ...Read more

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Had groin hernia surgery with mesh in (07, 08) mesh had to be removed it failed(2010). Groin pain again & in leg. Feel a lump in groin. Is it a hernia?

Had groin hernia surgery with mesh in (07, 08) mesh had to be removed it failed(2010). Groin pain again & in leg. Feel a lump in groin. Is it a hernia?

Probably: Get area examined. An ultrasound or ct scan can see hernia also but usually just need examination by someone experienced with hernias; typically a surgeon. ...Read more

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What does it mean if i'm having pain/soreness following hernia surgery?

Depends how long.: This would depend on how long after the surgery you mean. Also the type of hernia surgery. In the first few weeks after any hernia surgery, soreness is expected. Beyond a month, most of that should be diminishing quite a bit. If the trend after a few weeks is not one of improvement, your surgeon needs to know about it. ...Read more

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I had umbilical hernia surgery yesterday today i'm so so sore i can't walk cough or anything and my tablets wear of to quick, .. What can I do?

I had umbilical hernia surgery yesterday today i'm so so sore i can't walk cough or anything and my tablets wear of to quick, .. What can I do?

Call Surgeons Office: We have many alternatives to narcotic pain medication to help control postop pain, such as ice packs, nsaids (ibuprofen, naproxen), and acetaminophen. If that doesn't work, you may need a higher narcotic dose. Please check with your surgeon--they will likely offer these options. Rest assured, the pain will lessen every day! ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...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