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Why am I still in pain 6 months after inguinal hernia operation?

Why am I still in pain 6 months after inguinal hernia operation?

Hernia pain: Persistent groin pain more than 6 weeks after hernia surgery may mean nerve entrapment. The ilioinguinal nerve is a sensory nerve and can be trapped by mechanical means or scar tissue. Injection by a pain specialist may relieve symptoms after one treatmemnt in most cases. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Inguinal Hernia (Definition)

An inguinal hernia is a hernia that occurs in the inguinal region (groin). It passes out throughout the muscle in a canal near the spermatic ...Read more


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I had laproscopic inguinal hernia surgery 6 months ago....My groin area still hurts for days after i workout. Doc says it feels ok. Will this improve?

I had laproscopic inguinal hernia surgery 6 months ago....My groin area still hurts for days after i workout. Doc says it feels ok. Will this improve?

Yes,: Yes it should improve. Depends of the type of the procure. Certainly if persist have it checked out just to rule out a recurrence of the hernia. Rarely, but it can happen. ...Read more

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6 weeks post bilateral inguinal hernia surgery with scar revision. My right side is still in horrible pain. I had an injection but not working. Why?

6 weeks post bilateral inguinal hernia surgery with scar revision. My right side is still in horrible pain. I had an injection but not working. Why?

Nerve injury?: It would depend on the exact technical details of the operation, and the precise location of the pain, what makes it worse, etc. If the injection was to block the nerve, and if it relieved the pain but only temporarily, another type of injection may cure it, as might reoperation. This is a rare and challenging problem. Your best bet is to get answers from your surgeon, or a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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I had laproscopic inguinal hernia surgery about 6 months ago, and i can still feel things moving when i laugh in my groin. Doc says it feels ok. ?

I had  laproscopic inguinal hernia surgery about 6 months ago, and i can still feel things moving when i laugh in my groin. Doc says it feels ok. ?

Probably fine: If the hernia recurs you will have a bulge and if gut in the sac you may feel that. Surgeon would see or feel that with the exam. You may be feeling your intestine move in the abdomen in response to stimulus from laugh or cough. ...Read more

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Its 4days now after my inguinal hernia surgery but my balls still looks the same, is it normal?

Yes: yes it is apply ice and wear some kind of athletic support to keep them elevated again apply ice. check with your surgeon, but this is very normal. ...Read more

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Inguinal hernia surgery 3 mths ago. Left testicle is still enlarged. Is this normal? What could it be?

Inguinal hernia surgery 3 mths ago. Left testicle is still enlarged. Is this normal? What could it be?

Common: Hello Mam,Testicular swelling is common after inguinal hernia surgery.I assume you are asking for someone else.However,since this is still post-op,have him checked by the operating surgeon.Good luck. ...Read more

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I had inguinal hernia repair 3 weeks ago and i still have pain in the testicle on the same side of the surgery. Is this normal ?

Common: Still early and would still be healing only 3 weeks after hernia surgery. Will often have temporary skin numbness and hypersensitivity below the scar. Nerve discomfort can affect the testicle. As the healing continues the discomfort resolves. Follow up with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Inguinal hernia repair 9 weeks ago, with mesh. Postop.Edema bigger now, maybe hydrocele?Little pain still.Why? I will need surgery or is going to cure?

Inguinal hernia repair 9 weeks ago, with mesh. Postop.Edema bigger now, maybe hydrocele?Little pain still.Why? I will need surgery or is going to cure?

Probably wait out...: Local surgical dissection and postoperative tissue reaction for healing may interfere venous and lymphatic drainage, leading to swelling in inguinal and scrotal region. Such takes time to resolve with unpredicable various pace, but is worthwhile to wait and see as long as slow and surely getting better day by day, because nothing can be done except infection. More? Ask surgeon timely. ...Read more

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Hello Dr. I had inguinal hernia surgery on Jan 11th. The incision seems to be healing fine; however, there is a feeling of heaviness near incision and I still experience pain. Although pain is less than before but same heaviness still exists. There see

Hello Dr. 

I had inguinal hernia surgery on Jan 11th. The incision seems to be healing fine; however, there is a feeling of 
heaviness near incision and I still experience pain. Although pain is less than before but same heaviness still exists. There see

Surgery induces pain: & tissue changes with associated responses; never a cure, only a trade-off of changes for pre-existing status. Relation symptoms/anatomy is complex. Best study anatomy & operative report to help understand, learn self-exam & seek help worthy of your trust to help sort out what was going on before, during & now after surgery. Focus on learning & problem solving; applicable to all areas of life. ...Read more

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70 days after inguinal hernia surgery i still feel mild pain above my testicle as if someone is squeezing it. Is this normal?

70 days after inguinal hernia surgery i still feel mild pain above my testicle as if someone is squeezing it. Is this normal?

Not Uncommon: Two months after hernia repair your body is still healing--the pain you are describing is understandable. However, this pain should lessen in time--if it is getting worse, it would be wise to return to see your surgeon. Occasionally, nerves are irritated by this operation that can be blocked if chronic pain develops. ...Read more

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70 days after inguinal hernia surgery i still feel mild pain above my testicle as if someone is squeezing it. Is this normal?

70 days after inguinal hernia surgery i still feel mild pain above my testicle as if someone is squeezing it. Is this normal?

Could be, but...: Some lingering ache/pain as described is at times expected in few, and usually nothing needs to be done but just watch and see as long as slowly but surely getting better week by week. Very occasionally, the post-herniorrhapy may be unbearable and requires nerve block with or without neurectomy, that is, severing off a selected nerve fiber. More? Go to http://sick-ask.com/onDealSickness.html. ...Read more

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After 5 months after lap inguinal hernia surgery, i still feel pain in cord structures just above the testicle. As if someone is squeezing it?

Normal: It is normal to have some discomfort after any type of hernia repair. The length of time is variable, and there is nothing to worry about if it is minor. If it is significantly limiting your activities, see your surgeon for an exam. Rarely, there can be long term severe pain requiring mesh removal. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it normal 2 days after inguinal hernia surgery that went deep into my scrotum to swell up so much that it looks like I still have the hernia?

Is it normal 2 days after inguinal hernia surgery that went deep into my scrotum to swell up so much that it looks like I still have the hernia?

Yes some times: it happens , the blood gavottes in to scrotum causing huge swelling , it will disappear in wk to months time , speak to your surgeon ...Read more

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I had inguinal hernia surgery about three weeks ago. The doctor said all went well but I can still see the same bulge in my left groin.

Go for follow up: Some times , takes time to resolve the colectd blood and fluid , also if there is graft ( mesh ) takes time to get incorporated into tissue. And always a possibility of recurrence usually not this soon. See your surgeon who will explain to you. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Groin Hernia (Definition)

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