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Why am I still in pain 6 months after inguinal hernia operation?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
3 doctors agree

In brief: Hernia pain

Persistent groin pain more than 6 weeks after hernia surgery may mean nerve entrapment.
The ilioinguinal nerve is a sensory nerve and can be trapped by mechanical means or scar tissue. Injection by a pain specialist may relieve symptoms after one treatmemnt in most cases.

In brief: Hernia pain

Persistent groin pain more than 6 weeks after hernia surgery may mean nerve entrapment.
The ilioinguinal nerve is a sensory nerve and can be trapped by mechanical means or scar tissue. Injection by a pain specialist may relieve symptoms after one treatmemnt in most cases.
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: We can help.

As you know first-hand, hernia repair can be painful, yet people are usually pain-free within one month after surgery.
Your persistent pain requires a return visit to your surgeon. The most common cause of pain 6 months after surgery is due to trauma to the nerves in the groin. This can be effectively treated by injecting the nerve(s).

In brief: We can help.

As you know first-hand, hernia repair can be painful, yet people are usually pain-free within one month after surgery.
Your persistent pain requires a return visit to your surgeon. The most common cause of pain 6 months after surgery is due to trauma to the nerves in the groin. This can be effectively treated by injecting the nerve(s).
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Recurrence or nerve

If a bulge is present it could be a recurrence of your hernia.
If not nerve entrapment is a possibility. Either way please consult with the surgeon who repaired your hernia.

In brief: Recurrence or nerve

If a bulge is present it could be a recurrence of your hernia.
If not nerve entrapment is a possibility. Either way please consult with the surgeon who repaired your hernia.
Dr. Michael Sawyer
Dr. Michael Sawyer
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