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Is there much post operative pain relating to inguinal hernia repair?

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In brief: Moderate

It depends on the type of repair that you have.
In general, open (large incision) hernia repair has more pain and disability than a laparoscopic (small incision) hernia repair, but it depends a lot on you and your pain tolerance. Your surgeon's techniques also play a role. Most people require moderate narcotics after surgery to control their pain.

In brief: Moderate

It depends on the type of repair that you have.
In general, open (large incision) hernia repair has more pain and disability than a laparoscopic (small incision) hernia repair, but it depends a lot on you and your pain tolerance. Your surgeon's techniques also play a role. Most people require moderate narcotics after surgery to control their pain.
Dr. Crystal Twynham
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In brief: Not much

Most of the time moderate pain , will need just non narcotic pain medication only , how ever some sensitive patients will complain of severe pain for few days, requiring narcotic medications for a wk or so.

In brief: Not much

Most of the time moderate pain , will need just non narcotic pain medication only , how ever some sensitive patients will complain of severe pain for few days, requiring narcotic medications for a wk or so.
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Dr. Scott Welker
Laparoscopic approach has the least pain of all methods
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