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  • Help With Hernia Pain

    Posted by brady_wakefield on October 27, 2016 at 2:30 am

    I am a U.S. veteran and had a left inguinal laparoscopic hernia repair in the military in 2013. After the surgery I had some pain and severe swelling in my left testicle. Doctor’s stated that it was normal and I continued my military career, until after a year from my surgery date I still had pain and swelling in my left testicle and pain groin. As i was part of a very physical airborne unit giving in was not a option until one day we were snowed in and I was able to rest for approximately a week. I noticed that the swelling in my testicle went down and my pain eased. Then once right back into my physical duties the pain in my groin got severe again and the swelling came back in my testicle along with pain. I went to the medic’s who sent me to the hospital to a surgeon who stated that my hernia didn’t come back so it has to be my testicle and I was referred first to a urologist who did a spermatic cord block on my left testicle and left me in more severe pain than before. After that I was left with erectile dysfunction and if I became sexually aroused I became in severe pain and my testicle and groin pain only got worse. I was then sent to a pain management clinic at the army hospital and was given a inguinal nerve block without none ultrasound guided and the doctor missed the nerve and hit my epigastric artery and left me in so much pain I was hospitalized and unable to walk including no fix to my problem. I was given more pain meds than a pharmacy clinic and was passed around as if nobody had any idea on what to do. I have been on all nerve meds and narcotic meds known to man and found zero relieve. I have zero use of my penis and if I try it is painful when given viagra ejaculation is extremely painful if I am even able to make it to that. I have had another series of nerve blocks prior to exiting the military and again did not work and was left in worse condition thn before. 2015 I was discharged from the military and the VA is stating that they can not remove the mesh as I will not only lose my left testicle, but I will lose or have a high chance at losing my left leg. I need help, I am a father, a husband, a son, a veteran and human and I am only 27 years old. I can go in more, but I don’t want to lose anyone interest I just need help

    drtowfigh replied 7 years, 6 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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    October 28, 2016 at 2:46 am

    Help With Hernia Pain

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