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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


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I've just been diagnoised with inagual hernia on right side and lipoma of spermatic cord on left, doc says not to worry but it is painful,?

I've just been diagnoised with inagual hernia on right side and lipoma of spermatic cord on left, doc says not to worry but it is painful,?

Painful hernia.: Usually they both could be monitored as long as remains asymptomatic, If gets painful, it may need an intervention and correction. ...Read more

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Had hernia op 6 weeks ago. Now my testicle and spermatic cord is paining. When i touch them the pain increases and even feel vomiting type.

Had hernia op 6 weeks ago. Now my testicle and spermatic cord is paining. When i touch them the pain increases and even feel vomiting type.

Not typical: Your symptoms are not typical, and you should return to your surgeon for an exam. There are many factors involved such as the amount of pain preop, type of repair, and whether or not there were any problems with the repair such as bleeding, also called a hematoma. In the mean time, try myoflex cream or aspercreme for pain relief. Good luck! ...Read more

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1 year after inguinal lap. Bilat. Hernia repair, i still have "pulling" pain sensation on right spermatic cord and "lifted" testicle. What to do?

1 year after inguinal lap. Bilat. Hernia repair, i still have "pulling" pain sensation on right spermatic cord and "lifted" testicle. What to do?

Check with your sur-: Geon. If the symptoms are not getting worse in any way, then probably give it another 3-6 months, to see if they settle down. If getting worse then if your surgeon is unable to explain it or reassure you, then have a 2nd opinion from another surgeon. ...Read more

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I want to know during an inguinal hernia surgery (open repair with mesh) what does a doctor do to hernia sac and spermatic cord?

Hernia sac: Is either ligated high and excised, or left open or imbricated if it is small. Spermatic cord is always preserved. ...Read more

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I had an inguinal hernia surgery in 2010, feel pain at surgical side when i ejaculate.How can I find out if scar tissue is compressing spermatic cord?

I had an inguinal hernia surgery in 2010, feel pain at surgical side when i ejaculate.How can I find out if scar tissue is compressing spermatic cord?

PAIN post hernia: Called inquinodynia occurs in~6-8% of patients ; is more common in young male; those with significant pain prior to repair. It is often related to nerve irritation by surgical scar tissue. Certain physical activities can increase pain. Determining the cause of post herniorrhaphy pain should begin with a comprehensive evaluation and examination by a surgeon or hernia specialist. ...Read more