Bloating after open inguinal hernia repair common?

Can be. Constipation after general anesthesia and general surgical procedure is common. It can cause pain, bloating, nausea, and worse. Drink lots of liquids, use fiber and laxatives, slow down on solids in diet until your bowels are moving twice a day.
Maybe. If it was done under general anesthesia, it is not uncommon to experience uncoordinated intestinal activity that can result in nausea, vomiting, bloating, or constipation. Call your surgeon if you are unable to tolerate it.
No. Not in my experience. I have never seen bloating as a complication of a hernia repair.

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Extremely painful fluid build up under skin after open mesh inguinal hernia repair. How common is this, and how long does it usually last?

Likely Seroma . The most common cause is build up of clear fluid called Seroma due to interruption of minor lymphatic vessels. If minor and minimal symptoms may resolve by itself, if sore and tense may need to be drawn off with a needle . Read more...
Not uncommon. can last weeks but should begin to rapidly improve after the first week or so./ If not improving or if getting worse see your surgeon. Also see your surgeon if it shows signs of infection, Redness spreading away form the incision, fevers, etc. Read more...
Seroma. Some degree of swelling occurs after all hernia repairs If it is extremely painful I would return to the surgeon to make sure it does not need to be drained and rule out an infection or if it is normal at this point in your recovery. Read more...
It is seroma. it is not uncommon and usually goes away in six weeks but if it is causing lots of pain, it may need aspiration, please call your surgeon. In some cases if aspiration does not work, an exploration may be needed to address the issue. Read more...

What is the recovery for an open inguinal hernia repair?

2-4 weeks. Depending on the technique the surgeon chooses, you could be released to non-restricted status as early as 15days. You should probably be released by 4 weeks, unless you have some underlyiing issues which would prolong your recovery. Now, just because you've been released to lift or exercise doesn't you mean you won't still have some residual soreness. Listen to your surgeon. Good luck. Read more...
Variable. Usually, it's uneventful, but it really depends on the individual. In general, i tell my patients they will have significant pain for the first 3 days and the pain will start improving after that. My patients take between 1 and 2 weeks off from work. Read more...