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  • Watchful

    February 26, 2023 at 12:38 pm

    One thing that’s never studied for some reason is what percentage of patients feel 100% normal after inguinal hernia surgery. By this I mean a groin that feels completely normal as though nothing ever happened. No pain, numbness, burning, discomfort, foreign body sensations, etc. None of this at all, not even occasionally.

    A Canadian mesh surgeon posted on her blog that “a groin which has been operated on for hernia will never feel the same as before the hernia repair”. I think she meant that it will not feel like a normal unoperated groin. This seems a bit extreme. I have talked to a couple of people who claim that their groin feels 100% normal after Shouldice repair, but it would be nice to have some studies looking into that with different procedures. Somehow, this question never seems to be asked. Patients with minor symptoms are effectively bundled with patients with zero symptoms.