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What does burning sensation in inguinal hernia mean?

What does burning sensation in inguinal hernia mean?

Nerve irritation: A common symptom associated with inguinal (groin) hernias is a burning sensation overlying the groin and/or the thigh. This is due to the hernia pushing up against the nerves that innervate these areas. While rarely disabling, this symptom will go away after hernia repair.

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Burning Sensation (Definition)

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Hi, I have a hietus hernia, lately been having a burning sensation in chest also an uncomfortable feeling between chest, being sick clear sticky fluid.

Hi, I have a hietus hernia, lately been having a burning sensation in chest also an uncomfortable feeling between chest, being sick clear sticky fluid.

Hiatal hernia: Small hernias are not to worry about. Your symptoms could be related to reflux disease, which is typically easily controlled with a variety of anti-acid medications. Large hernias, also called paraesophageal hernias, can also cause problems such as pain, difficulty eating, anemia, and bloating. Best to see your primary care provider for a proper eval. Take some tums (calcium carbonate) or rolaids in the meantime. I hope this helps!

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I had hernia repair in feb 2015 I am still hurting and burning sensation have been back to see surgeon 3 times & no answers help. : (?

I had hernia repair in feb 2015 I am still hurting and burning sensation have been back to see surgeon 3 times & no answers help. : (?

Second opinion?: Give it some more time - 12 weeks after surgery as long as its not debilitating. If it is still causing problems, and you're not getting a satisfactory explanation, consider a second opinion form a surgeon interested in hernia disease. You can find one at the Americas Hernia Society website. Hope this helps!

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What is square shaped burning sensation post hernia surgery on skin post surgery?

What is square shaped burning sensation post hernia surgery on skin post surgery?

Hernia pain: Where? What kind of hernia (you can have them all over your body)? Sometime pain like that can come from a stitch that is pinching or pulling on a cutaneous nerve. Sometimes it's just from the healing process. If not better in a few weeks, see your surgeon.

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Hernia? Discomfort & slight burning sensation above my pubic area! No stds. Feel when I bend or twist.

Hernia? Discomfort & slight burning sensation above my pubic area! No stds. Feel when I bend or twist.

Here are some…: To verify what happened to you, please collect and bring the symptoms and signs with their sequence of events to Dr. For analysis, exam, & possible test so to deduce possible diagnosis for most reasonable treatment, care, and counseling for now and future. At this time, further online chat may induce more unnecessary anxiety than help. Best wish…

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I had an incisional hernia repair july 2011 on the left side over a year ago I feel a terrible burning sensation on my left side of the belly button?

I had an incisional hernia repair july 2011 on the left side over a year ago I feel a terrible burning sensation on my left side of the belly button?

C Ur Surgeon First: Burning pain is typical of nerve irritation which is not uncommon following hernia repair. While this usually resolves within 6 months, it's persistence warrants intervention. I recommend that you see your surgeon just to be certain that no recurrence exists. If not, it would be appropriate to see a chronic pain specialist. They can identify the responsible nerve and deaden it.

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Bilateral hernia repair with mesh 2 weeks ago. Feeling burning sensation and pain in lower abdomen, and horrible sweat attacks?

Bilateral hernia repair with mesh 2 weeks ago. Feeling burning sensation and pain in lower abdomen, and horrible sweat attacks?

Kind of normal: It is kind of normal to have these feeling after a hernia repair. Did you have the surgery as open procedure, or laparoscopic.? Make sure that you follow your surgeon instructions. Apply heat pad and take more ibuprofen than narcotic, and make sure that your bowels are soft and you are going every day. If pain persisted or start associated with fever, and redness, make sure that you see surgeon.

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I have had problems with GERD, IBS and a bowl hernia right above my belly button. Now I am getting severe burning sensation in my right side...

I have had problems with GERD, IBS and a bowl hernia right above my belly button. Now I am getting severe burning sensation in my right side...

Right side: Right sided abdominal burning distress can be due to abdominal muscle irritation/inflammation or strain, gall bladder disease or appendicitis especially if right lower abdominal tenderness is also present. The umbilical hernia is a less likely cause unless it is partially incarcerated. If symptoms persist see your physician or gastroenterologist for evaluation and advice.

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I had Inguinal hernia repair 2years ago and now am feeling a burning sensation in this area right inside. Pls Doc, what could be wrong? Thank you

I had Inguinal hernia repair 2years ago and now am feeling a burning sensation in this area right inside. Pls Doc, what could be wrong? Thank you

Well: Need more history. Do you do lifting or straining? You need to be examined and see if you need the original surgery repaired. See doctor and give a good history of what is going on and your surgical history

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What is causing hoarse voice and burning sensation in mouth and tongue randomly? Experience hoarse voice randomly daily after endoscopy a year ago. Inflammation, hiatel hernia found. Experienced sever and constant high anxiety. Taking meds for high bloo

A: A board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, in addition to an ent, would be a good choice since they can evaluate issues within the mouth and upper throat. Burning mouth syndrome is usually due to issues within the oral cavity, but discomfort can extend down the throat. The fact that you have a hiatal hernia and are being treated for reflux is a significant clue to the problem. Even though you may not have symptoms of reflux, it still may be occurring. All of your symptoms can be explained by this.

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I had two hernia repairs with mesh two weeks ago. I am feeling a burning sensation and stabbing pain in my lower abdomen, fast heart beat, and sweatin?

Not normal: You may want to check your temperature. If temperature > 99.5 Fahrenheit you will need to go to ED or call your surgeon. Are your bowel movements regular? Is your pain over the site of incision? Is there redness/swelling or white purulent discharge from the incision? Is there nausea/vomiting associated with the stabbing pain? All of these symptoms are signs of infection and/or obstruction.

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Burning sensation in the incision area where right inguinal hernia surgery was done 9 months ago. I checked with the doc. He said nothing wrong. Help?

Burning sensation in the incision area where right inguinal hernia surgery was done 9 months ago. I checked with the doc. He said nothing wrong. Help?

Could be nerves: Burning is usually a neuropathic pain. He is right to say nothing wrong but that doesn't help you with your symptoms. You may need to see a pain specialist to try and inject the incision and see if this helps.

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Is it normal to still be feeling pain above n below the incision 1 year after open inguinal hernia syrgery. Burning pain right above the incision?

Neuropathic pain: "normal" or physiologic pain is associated with an inflammatory response that is part of the healing process. Pathophysiologic pain is pain that continues even after healing has occurred and painful stimulation has ceased. When pain is due to a functional abnormality of the nervous system, the term neuropathic pain is used. See pain management to diagnose and treat the condition.

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I have a burning pain in the upper left abdomen. I was picking up heavy items during a move. How do I know if it's a hernia? Any home remedies?

Hard to say: Hernia can be hard to diagnosed at home. Burning usually goes w nerve type pain or ulcer. If it is a hernia, it tends to get bigger and needs to b fixed but u will have to c a physician to make the diagnosis.

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Had hernia repair surgery last december right at the incision and above it jus have this burning pain got a nerve block yesterday but it got worst wa?

Had hernia repair surgery last december right at the incision and above it jus have this burning pain got a nerve block yesterday but it got worst wa?

Strange,: As my belief was that maybe the pain was due to a peripheral nerve possibly caught in scar tissue. If the injection was in proper place but did not help I would go back to the surgeon -if he was not "the injector:"- let him/her examine you. First one have to eliminate that the complaint id from the surgery before looking for other possibilities.

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I had a ingunal hernia repair 3 weeks ago. The surgon did it open. I still have burning pain hard to get OOB and a lump under incison site is this ok?

I had a ingunal hernia repair 3 weeks ago. The surgon did it open. I still have burning pain hard to get OOB and a lump under incison site is this ok?

Probably: It is not unusual to have pain 3 weeks after open hernia repair. The burning you feel could be the nerve and his too can be normal in the first few weeks. Both should be improving rather than worsening. If either of these are worsening or not improving over the next few weeks see your surgeon.

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What could cause my leg to go cold while having hernia, and left scrotal pain as well as shocking burning pain in the perineal area?

What could cause my leg to go cold while having hernia, and left scrotal pain as well as shocking burning pain in the perineal area?

Hernia: Have you been diagnosed with a hernia? Is it a groin (inguinal) hernia? Groin hernias can cause nerve burning sensory discomfort in the groin or testicle or upper thigh regions. A hernia would not cause a leg to go cold.

Dr. David Earle
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