ModeratorMarch 10, 2014 at 3:24 am
Trying to Get A Hernia Diagnosis
1. Narcotics do not help with hernia pain. I recommend ice and naproxen (Aleve) for all my patients.
2. The amount of pain is related to the type of repair, technique, and rarely to the size of the inguinal hernia itself.
What type of repair did she have?
Also, days 2-4 are usually worst, and then every day should be better. Please check with her surgeon, but I recommend that my patients be up and about, walking, cycling active immediately. Getting the groin moving is very helpful in the recovery.