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

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.
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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I am having operative pain relating to inguinal hernia repair. What to do?

YourSurgeonKnowsBest. Pain following hernia surgery is common & expected, varying quite a bit depending on the type of hernia & method of repair. Within days-to-weeks, the pain dissipates quite a bit. If possible, it is often best to take anti-inflammatories rather than narcotics to rx the pain. I advise you to contact your surgeon for specific recommendations. Read more...
Treatment. Obviosly it depends when the operation was. In general, rest, ice, sometimes heat, Aspirin based cream, and anti-inflammatory meds such as naprosyn (naproxen) or ibuprofen. Call your surgeon for more help. But don't lay around like a stone - getting up and walking around may hurt, but will pay off in the long run. Just use common sense and listen to your body. Read more...

Can you tell me how much time until a hydrocele goes away after left inguinal hernia repair?

Hope it will. Should have involuted within six weeks, otherwise hydrocelectomy may be required. Thus consult an experienced urologist if still there after 6 weeks. Read more...

Who does inguinal hernia repair.?

General surgeons. Inguinal hernia repair is done by mostly general surgeons, however certain general surgeons will do only hernia surgery only. Read more...
General surgeons . Usually general surgeons like myself. Read more...
General or pediatric. Surgeons. An adult with an inguinal hernia is usually repaired by a general surgeon. Infants, toddlers, & children can undergo inguinal hernia repair by a pediatric surgeon (i.e., a general surgeon for young kids). However, since there are only about 725 practicing pediatric surgeons in the U.S., & many communities do not have one, many general surgeons also do pediatric inguinal hernia repairs. Read more...

If nothing is in it do I need inguinal hernia repair?

Yes. If you have inguinal hernia of moderate size and even though no contents now, ( empty ) elective surgery advised most of the time for fear of incarceration, or careful observation..See your surgeon and decide. Read more...
Up to you . You only need hernia repair if it bothers you or causes pain. Also as long as you have the hernia there's a risk of something getting stuck in it. If you are ok with the risk then you can hold off and wait on surgery. Read more...