News Feed Discussions Should I have a hernia re-done? Should I have a hernia re-done?

  • drtowfigh

    April 12, 2015 at 5:20 am

    Should I have a hernia re-done?

    I agree with Dr Goldstein.

    Details of your pain, where it is, the quality of it, etc, and a physical exam will help determine why you have the pain.
    If the pain comes and goes with certain activities and has been doing so since surgery, it is possible that a stitch or a scar tissue or the mesh may be tugging on a nerve with those specific movements. Local nerve blocks may be diagnostic and possibly therapeutic. Your surgeon or a knowledgable skilled pain management physician can help start that work up. Often redo surgery is not necessary. At times surgical nerve transection may be necessary.
    If you had no pain until recently, then a hernia recurrence should be considered. If it is not felt on examination, then imaging via dynamic MRI with Valsalva should help.