What are symptoms of nerve entrapment/injury after inguinal hernia surgery. And if exist how to detect that one is nerve entrapment?

Clinical . Sharp/burning/lancinating pain traveling from the incision to the pubic area, scrotum, or thigh, tingling sensation in these area, pain with stretching, coughing/sneezing, pain relief w/ local anesthetic injection are usually diagnostic. Imaging study (e.g. Mri, us) is rarely needed. Symptoms may occur soon after surgery, or months to years later. Neurectomy has a 90% cure rate.
Pain and tingling. Pain, numbness, and tingling, are the typical symptoms associated with nerve entrapment after inguinal hernia repair. Diagnosis is typically made with a careful history and physical examination. A nerve block can also help diagnose the problem as well as the potential response to treatment options. Seeing a specialist with an interest in peripheral neuropathy may help. These typically include anesthesiologists or plastic surgeons.

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Is having discomfort and minor aches approximately one year after inguinal hernia surgery normal?

Yes and no. If the pain started after some physical activity like a heavy lifting it could be normal pending how the hernia was repaired open or laproscopic with or without screen or mesh. It it happen without any incident then it is not normal . Take ibuprofen 600-800 mg after each meal for a week . Either way if pain persisted see your doctor. Read more...

What if one testicle now hangs lower after inguinal hernia surgery? Is this normal?

Sounds normal. One testicle almost always hangs lower than the other; this is normal in all men. (Most commonly the left is lower, but it can go either way.) I'm guessing it's always been that way for you and you're now just looking more closely. Hernia surgery is not likely to make much difference -- but even if it does, it's not a health concern. Read more...

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 an inguinal hernia surgery (open repair) in 2010.I want to know if nerves are trapped during hernia surgery how this problem can be resolved?

Ilioinguinal nerve. It is possible that a nerve in the area (ilioinguinal) is giving you trouble. Other nerves may be involved. Other options include hernia recurrence (sometimes can't feel on outside) or routine strain injuries to name a few. A surgeon can inject anesthetic at a certain area where the ilioinguinal nerve runs (near ASIS) to see if it is an issue. If it is, part of nerve may be removed to help. Read more...

Inguinal hernia surgery 10 weeks ago now nerve pain down center thigh for past 4 weeks. What is causing & how to fix it. Not just mask with gabapentin.?

Sorry that. you have this rare but frustrating symptom(s) followng hernia repair but further surgery or aggressive treatment is usually not successful in relieving your pain. TIME OFTEN results in gradual diminishing discomfort and the "masking" by Gabapentin in the MEANTIME is an excellent choice!
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Post 8 weeks Inguinal hernia surgery having sharp nerve pain down left thigh for 2 weeks. Doctor thinks from Genitofemoral nerve. What can fix this?

CPIP. Studies show you are suffering from CPIP Chronic Post herniorrhaphy inguinal pain. Tinels test, ultrasound/MRI Imaging may be suggested in addition to strategies to control your pain. I have attached a clinical study that explains everything for you. May resolve in 3 months, another week or so, or may persist. Good luck: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4045265/ Read more...
Nerve irritation. . This should settle down with time. Good Luck ! Read more...