Lt inguinal hernia surgery 6 weeks ago. Dr says can return to work. Work involves lifting over 10 Pds. Left testicle still swollen. Ok return to work?

Follow. your surgeon's instructions. Six weeks after hernia surgery, the strength of healing should allow most all normal activities. But there can still be some mild discomfort & swelling that can take longer to fully resolve as you keep getting stronger.

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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...
See your surgeon. Your surgeon needs to know about this and evaluate you to determine the cause and any remedy. Read more...
Pain . This could should be evaluated by your surgeon but may need eval by a urologist as well if it is determined to be unrelated to your surgery. Read more...