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Pain after open inguinal hernia surgery?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Post-op pain common

Talk to your surgeon! tell him/her what's going on.
You're the best judge of how much pain you can tolerate but let your surgeon know. S/he should have warned you about post-op pain as well as potential complications. Check back in w/your surgeon to be sure your pain isn't due to bleeding, infection or repair gone bad.

In brief: Post-op pain common

Talk to your surgeon! tell him/her what's going on.
You're the best judge of how much pain you can tolerate but let your surgeon know. S/he should have warned you about post-op pain as well as potential complications. Check back in w/your surgeon to be sure your pain isn't due to bleeding, infection or repair gone bad.
Dr. Alvin Lin
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Dr. David Earle
Surgery
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In brief: Yes

Open inguinal hernia repair is associated with pain that usually lasts for 2-4 weeks.
There is also a small possibility o developing chronic pain afterwards. While some discomfort may be there for years, it is usually mild, occasional, and doesn't limit activities. Rarely does it become severe and debilitating. See your surgeon if there are concerns.

In brief: Yes

Open inguinal hernia repair is associated with pain that usually lasts for 2-4 weeks.
There is also a small possibility o developing chronic pain afterwards. While some discomfort may be there for years, it is usually mild, occasional, and doesn't limit activities. Rarely does it become severe and debilitating. See your surgeon if there are concerns.
Dr. David Earle
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