After inguinal hernia repair should the bulge still be present?

Yes. After any surgery, a ridge develops where the incision is. This is called the proud or healing ridge and slowly disappears over a four month period. In a some patients it is quite pronounced and causes concern. If you have any question about your wound, you need to see your surgeon.

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I had inguinal hernia repair 10 weeks ago and bulge is still there with bits of pain and pressure. Is it possible it is a recurrence?

Not likely. It sounds more like normal healing, unless you re-injured the area. Consult with your surgeon if it persists or worsens. Read more...
Speak to the surgeon. Go for a follow up visit , yes it is possible to have recurrence , more likely a hematoma (the blood that collected after surgery due to oozing ) , if it is will disappear in couple of months. Read more...

Is it normal to have a bulge where I had inguinal hernia repair years ago?

May be recurrence. See your surgeon, may be repair broke down, and hernia recurred. Read more...
Can be. It can be normal, but make sure your doctor examines you to rule out possible recurrence. Read more...
Possibly. The majority of bulges disappear after hernia surgery. Hematomas or aero as can present as bulges shortly after repair and typically resolve spontaneously. Very thin patients may notice a symmetrical bulge after surgery which could be the inferior aspect of the rictus muscle and normal. A bulge appearing late after surgery is likely to indicate a recurrence. Read more...

Had inguinal hernia repair w/ mesh ~2 weeks ago. Pain and swelling went away mostly but is starting to come back along with a small bulge. What to do?

Recurrence Unlikely. especially when repaired with mesh ( Still a distant possibility ) , most likely some fluid collection ( serum ) under the skin flap , which will disappear in couple of wks , call your surgeon for follow up care . Read more...

Had inguinal hernia repair surgery 5 weeks ago laparoscopically. I feel a slight bulge where the hernia used to be when I lean back/cough. Recurrence?

Wait and see. To early to assume recurrence. Wait untl surrounding tissues are completely healed, 4-6 weeks and then if the bulge is still there examination should determine if it is truly a recurrence or just a palpable abdominal wall weakness. Read more...

Pulled heavy weight resulting in slight right side bulge in scrotum. Ultrasound shows no signs of hernia. Had inguinal hernia repair 30 years ago. Feel slight pain below incision scar after exercise. The bulge reduces at times but mostly stays. Do I need

Hernia. It sure still sounds like a hernia. The quality of ultrasound varies tremendously based on the equipment and also the technician, I would not hesitate to get a second opinion. Having a hernia is very often a clinical diagnosis, if there is any question a ct scan can be helpful. Read more...

6 weeks after inguinal hernia repair left testicle still swollen. Dr says up to three months. Is this normal? Dr not concerned. I am concerned.

Sctotal swelling. after hernia surgery can sometimes take up to 3 months to fully resolve after hernia surgery, especially if the hernia was larger in size or if a lot of scar tissue from the hernia was encountered. Follow your surgeon's instructions. Read more...
Go with him to c doc. If you are the support person and you are concerned about how your loved on is doing after surgery, then go with him to the next appointment to you can ask and hear what the surgery team has to say. Be well. If fever, vomiting, redness, drainage develop then call in. Read more...

Is it safe to return to work that requires constant lifting six weeks after inguinal hernia repair if you still have testicle swelling?

Check. Please check with your surgeon. It will depend on how much weight you are talking about, how often is "constant",whether mesh was used or not,the degree of testicular swelling, your pain tolerance..etc. Good luck. Read more...

I had inguinal hernia repair 4 weeks ah and still have some pain in groin area were hernia was an a lot of pressure there also. Is this normal?

Yes, . I have no idea what procedure and method was done on you however local discomfort can be felt for weeks as well as even months. If there is no sign of infection i would not be worries. However if the pain would alter the quality of your life i would go back to yoiur surgeon and have him check you out. Read more...