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Why does hernia hurt 6 months after surgery?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Hernia

Everyone is different.
Some people feel fine in 2-4 weeks, others have pain for months. It all depends on what type of hernia it was, how large it was, how it was repaired, etc. Sometimes the mesh can cause pain because it causes (intentionally) an intense scarring reaction. You can take anti-inflammatory meds to help. It should get better with time.

In brief: Hernia

Everyone is different.
Some people feel fine in 2-4 weeks, others have pain for months. It all depends on what type of hernia it was, how large it was, how it was repaired, etc. Sometimes the mesh can cause pain because it causes (intentionally) an intense scarring reaction. You can take anti-inflammatory meds to help. It should get better with time.
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Dr. Joseph Sucher
Surgery - Trauma
2 doctors agree

In brief: Common

Hernia surgery often results in prolonged pain or discomfort.
Generally it is expected to last as l g as 6 months, but may continue use for as long as a year. Occasionally this can be a symptom of problems that may need correction. I recommend that you schedule a visit with your surgeon for an exam.

In brief: Common

Hernia surgery often results in prolonged pain or discomfort.
Generally it is expected to last as l g as 6 months, but may continue use for as long as a year. Occasionally this can be a symptom of problems that may need correction. I recommend that you schedule a visit with your surgeon for an exam.
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