Bilateral Inguinal Hernia. Should I have key hole?
I have had my inguinal hernia on my right side for the past four years. The lump comes and goes. I recently had an ultrasound to find I had it on my left side too although you can’t see a lump. I get zero pain from the hernia. I have spoken with my surgeon and he seems like a surgeon I can trust. He thinks if I were to choose surgery I should choose the key hole option. I have to decide very soon as I did schedule a surgery date for this Wednesday but I’m having second thoughts due to having the mesh inside. I don’t want to have another surgery finding out that I could possibly suffer from chronic pain. Having a foreign material in my body doesn’t fill me with joy and it’s the main reason I don’t want to go ahead with it. I know I’ll be paranoid about it being there.
I plan to travel a week after surgery and the doctor didn’t seem to think that was a problem but it does worry me taking a long haul flight. I am extremely active and I lift heavy weights at the gym. Having two months off will be hard!
I need any advice possible because I am 50/50! Thank you!
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