8 days after open inguinal hernia surgery the area beneath incision is hard and painful when touched or when I turn on my side at night. Normal?

Yes. The surgical area may be firm to touch and tender for some weeks, and slight bruise discoloration may be seen. Increasing local skin redness around the surgical site warrants an urgent visit with your surgeon.
Here are some... At this stage after surgery, no care, despite still having pain at moving around, is the best care as long as the expected postoperative pain is slowly but surely getting better day by day; so an adequate load of time + patience is best. However, if not slowly improving as expected, have the surgeon take a look. Best wish...

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Is it normal to have discomfort near and below incision site one year after inguinal hernia surgery on right side?

Here are some... The reported lingering discomfort near and below the incision for inguinal herniorrhaphy is nothing uncommon and may eventual fade away, but could last forever. Despite such uncertainty, doing nothing if tolerable is still the most practical care after learning how to adopt and adapt to such postoperative consequence, although very occasionally additional invasive procedure may be needed. Read more...

I had inguinal hernia surgery 2 weeks ago, the incision has healed over now but there is a very small loop of mesh sticking out. What can I do??

You have to see the. If mesh is sticking out , immediately you must bring to the attention of surgeon. Exposed mesh tend to get infected , then mesh has to be taken out , then only the wound will heal. Call your surgeon. Read more...

Hello Dr. I had inguinal hernia surgery on Jan 11th. The incision seems to be healing fine; however, there is a feeling of heaviness near incision and I still experience pain. Although pain is less than before but same heaviness still exists. There see

Surgery induces pain. & tissue changes with associated responses; never a cure, only a trade-off of changes for pre-existing status. Relation symptoms/anatomy is complex. Best study anatomy & operative report to help understand, learn self-exam & seek help worthy of your trust to help sort out what was going on before, during & now after surgery. Focus on learning & problem solving; applicable to all areas of life. Read more...

After open inguinal hernia surgery 3 weeks ago on the left side, my left testicle doesn't raise up anymore. It was normal before, worried.

Cremaster Muscle. The vas and blood vessels to the testicle are covered by a muscle layer that has to be divided when performing an open inguinal hernia repair, called the cremaster muscle. Depending how extensive the dissection, your testicle may not raise up any more. While i can understand your concern, this should have no major effect on your testicle function. Please discuss with your surgeon. Read more...
Sometimes. Surgeon needs to cut some of cremasteric muscle to repair hernia. It has very little to do with testicular function. You should not be concerned, but ask your surgeon just to be sure. Read more...

I had an inguinal hernia surgery (open repair with mesh) in 2010.I feel pain in surgical side when I ejaculate. My MRI report is normal. What to do?

See a urologist. A urologist can possibly help to get to a diagnosis. I've never seen a patient with this specific complaint after hernia surgery, so i could only theorize that the tube carrying the sperm from your testicle to the penis is trapped or injured in some way during the surgery. Read more...

Had inguinal hernia surgery 16 days ago. Have what feels like a pulled muscle above and to the left of the incision area on left side. Is this normal?

Sounds normal. It is very common to feel a variety of aches, pains, pulling, and sensations difficult to describe after surgery. This is particularly common in her is surgery. These feelings can last years, but decrease steadily in frequency and severity, an almost always don't cause a major problem. Call your surgeon if you think something is wrong. Hope this helps! Read more...