Inguinal hernia surgery recovery time

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I have surgery to repair a inguinal hernia within the next week. Needless to say, anyone who has experience this medical malfunction will agree that it brings with it the oddest but most intense pain that a person could experience in that region of the body. After many years with moderate, intermittent painful episodes...each lasting only a few days, I was "humbled" to say the least this past weekend when the lower intestine actually dropped into the scrotum.
This can be repaired through surgery. Recovery time varies depending on the size of the hernia, the technique used, age and presence of underlying medical condition. However, a hernia can recur up to several years after repair. I hope this helps. This link may be helpful: http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/inguinalhernia/#diagnosis Take care and best regards.
Is it normal to experience discomfort from inguinal hernia repair several months after surgery? I am 7 months out of surgery. I admit I do things like sing (which put pressure on the area) But is that the entire cause as to why I still experience discomfort from time to time? I notice if a twist, sleep on my side , or on my tummy and not on my back, this kind of provokes it.
if so, what, realistically would be the treatment for it, I have heard surgery, what are the implications of this? what's the likely time in hospital/recovery limitations etc... Please help it's worrying me, and for a while has made me very insecure about myself in the bedroom... I need to get this sorted but I'm scared. Thanks..
I had right inguinal hernia surgery about a week ago and now I find that when ever me and my wife have sex I can't finish because I develop severe pain at the base of my scrotum. Has any one else experienced this?
I have read plenty of testimonies of those who suffered from scrotum/testicle pain after an inguinal hernia surgery. Many of you have described the symptoms that seemed so similar to mine, but seemingly you all wound up fine, or perhaps the same thing happened to you, but I'll never know, because the majority of testimonies are never followed up.
Chronic constipation, straining to have bowel movements Chronic cough Cystic fibrosis Enlarged prostate, straining to urinate Extra weight Fluid in the abdomen (ascites) Heavy lifting Peritoneal dialysis Poor nutrition Smoking Overexertion Undescended testicles reatment Surgery is the only treatment that can permanently fix a hernia. Surgery may be more risky for patients with serious medical problems.
I have read plenty of testimonies of those who suffered from scrotum/testicle pain after an inguinal hernia surgery. Many of you have described the symptoms that seemed so similar to mine, but seemingly you all wound up fine, or perhaps the same thing happened to you, but I'll never know, because the majority of testimonies are never followed up.
I had open surgery to repair a minor tear in the inguinal canal just over a year ago. My symptoms then were abdominal cramping, cold L testicle, and sharp testicle pain. The doctor used a small mesh to reinforce the hernia sack and inguinal canal. I recovered fairly quickly and had only minor pains normal for recovery. At about 2 months post surgery I started back working out, basketball, and working full time construction again.
Hi, almost three years ago I under went open surgery to have a mesh fitted over and inguinal hernia which I had for about 9 months previous. At he time of repair the hernia was quite large however the surgeon did not expect any poor outcomes. I was only supposed to be in surgery for 45mins or so but the operation lasted roughly 1h45mins I'm told and I was in recovery for another 1h30mins after this which was much longer than expected (I was never told why only everything went as planned).
I had a left inguinal hernia repaired via the open mesh procedure in December, 2009. I had post-operative pain that was significant starting in the recovery room. Doc had implanted a disposable pain pump device that was supposed to continuously infuse lidocaine via a catheter for a few days to relieve any discomfort. Was sent home from the hospital with a some lortab tablets for pain as well. That night, the lidocaine infuser failed and I was in terrible agony. The lortab pills did nothing.
Studies have found that people have less pain after laparoscopic hernia repair than after open hernia surgery. Patients can return faster to work. And if both the sides are involved laparoscopy is preferable as it is possible to check for and repair a second hernia on the opposite side at the time of the operation. So, discuss all the options with your doctor and then plan for surgery. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
i have been informed by my surgeon that if there is one hernia to get, this is the one bc it is the lest invasive and recovery time is quick. My question to the public here is this, what if they find that the hernia is bigger then originally anticipated and a larger incision must be made? is this possible? Might the recovery time be more then a week. How long typically will be Ibe out of commission. Can I ski In February if I choose to get the surgery in December.
Anyone have this before? How was pain after surgery? What was recovery like? Because I have a lot of pain in different places of my abdomen, Is it possible to have more than one type hernia? I have a 4 month old and I was told I could not pick him up for a while afterwards, which really stinks. I am a SAHM, and just wondering how long I may need help. Thanks so much in advance for any responses.
Hi, three years ago I under went open surgery to have a mesh fitted over and inguinal hernia which I had for about 9 months previous. At he time of repair the hernia was quite large however the surgeon did not expect any poor outcomes. I was only supposed to be in surgery for 45mins or so but the operation lasted roughly 1h45mins I'm told and I was in recovery for another 1h30mins after this which was much longer than expected (I was never told why only everything went as planned).
An inguinal hernia can extend from the groin into the scrotum, interfering with the normal position of a testicle. Scarring from surgery to repair an inguinal hernia also can contribute to a retractile testicle.
After a bilateral inguinal hernia repair, I experienced onset of swelling and excruciating pain in my left testicle, and along the spermatic cord. I was assessed in an emergency, and given an ultrasound, diagnosed with epidiymitis and given a course of antibiotics for 7 days. The Pain and swelling returned and I was given another 7 day course of antibiotics (Cipro, both times). It is now about 6 weeks post op. and I am still having acute discomfort.
I'm writing about my fiance. He had an inguinal hernia surgery (open), back in February. Here we are, 7 months later, and he's still in debilitating pain. He has a triangle of pain on the side he was operated on. It goes from his belly button to his left testicle, to his left hip. He normally was a truck driver, and did auto body work in his free time. He has literally been on the couch or in bed for 7 months.
Hello Doctor. I recently underwent surgery to repair an inguinal hernia on my left side. Before the surgery I noticed every time I tightened my abdominal muscles my left testicle would rise about an inch or two from where it was hanging. I am concerned that this caused some type of problem with the actual testicle itself. It no longer feels like it is hanging correctly at all. It feels very vulnerable, even cold at times and has tingling sensations throughout the day.
I'm trying to determine if it's high or low in the groin area. I've had inguinal hernia surgery performed twice and on both sides with mesh installed on my right. I'd say that the surgical sites are up high, but I don't want the mesh to be disturbed.
The urologist told me that I had an inguinal hernia. I proceeded to get a left small direct inguinal hernia repair at the Shouldice Hospital here in Toronto in February 2013. For about 6 weeks, my hernia repair was going very well. I was keeping active and had little to no pain at all. All the meanwhile, the feeling that my penis was not attached properly on the left side persisted, and any sexual activity was done delicately. Up to this point, no pain was present.
In fact FDA recommends, the use of surgical mesh, as this may improve patient outcomes through decreased operative time and minimized recovery time. Also, information found in medical literature has consistently demonstrated a reduced hernia recurrence rate when surgical mesh is used to repair the hernia compared to hernia repair without surgical mesh. For example, inguinal hernia recurrence is higher with open repair using sutures (primary closure) than with mesh repair.
I am interested to know if any of you who experienced your seromas eventually had them disappear? I had an inguinal hernia repair about 8 months ago.. Started noticing another lump forming about a month after surgery and by 2 months after surgery the seroma had pushed through completely into my inguinal area - looked as though the hernia was back. Had 2 ultrasounds, 1 cat scan and 3 drainages done...
What if you have had hernia surgery already? Can you do situps then? I had hernia surgery Jan 23 2009 and now I have mesh around my whole abdomen.
Hello - I recently had an open inguinal hernia repair on 11/19. They did not use mesh because my tissue was so healthy, so it was repaired strictly with sutures. I'm going on my third week and feeling almost back to normal: I run a dog sitting/training business and am back to regularly walking and working with dogs (the ones that don't jump :). Yesterday I was walking two dogs down a hallway and they pulled after a cat.
Then i ve heard in an mma forum that its good to ice your hernia before some weeks before the surgery cause it helps the recovery... is that fact true??? and finally my doctor said that if i wanted i could have both done at the same time.... are any effects of doing them both the same time they are both located symetricaly at the to opposite sides of my pubic hair area... hope that any one that has ast experiences or knows about this subjectto coment freely... any responce will be appriciated..
extra bleeding and prolonged recovery time, throat severely scarred. 1978 Beginning of heavy painful menses, monthly. Heavy and painful but very regular. 1979 Begin recurring urinary tract infections. 1980 Begin birth control pills to help control heavy menses and ovarian cysts. Used for approximately 2 years. 1981 Inguinal Hernia repair. No major complications. Adhesions, painful. Some numbness in surrounding areas. 1984 Delivery of beautiful very healthy 9.6 lb. baby boy.
He clearly presented the surgery as a breeze with quick recovery. Post op appointment he wants to talk about another surgery. He doesn't want to talk about my hip pain, he wants to smooth talk me about another surgery that has a 12 month recovery! I am doing fairly well at 8 weeks compared to others here, but I am not convinced this surgery will end up being something I'm glad I did. I did not realize that he was both a salesman and a doctor.
Then i ve heard in an mma forum that its good to ice your hernia before some weeks before the surgery cause it helps the recovery... is that fact true??? and finally my doctor said that if i wanted i could have both done at the same time.... are any effects of doing them both the same time they are both located symetricaly at the to opposite sides of my pubic hair area... hope that any one that has ast experiences or knows about this subjectto coment freely... any responce will be appriciated..
( The right testicle was now bigger than before the operation) I went to the Shouldice Hospital in Toronto, Canada to have the hernia and hydrocele repaired. Their diagnosis determined that I did not have a right inguinal hernia, but just a hydrocele. They repaired the hydrocele and they also checked for a hernia because the doctor was very suprised that the initial repair did not work. I did not have a hernia. My concern is over the swelling.
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