New discomfort after 1 year
Hello all – Hoping for some insight here. Nov 12th 2019 I had bilateral inguinal hernia surgery with mesh. My left side could not be seen on MRI, but Dr. saw and repaired while inside fixing the right side, which had protruded outside of abdomen. I healed up quite well, and was walking in Walmart a few hours after surgery. A year later, I am now feeling discomfort on right side, around patch area, as well as right testicle\scrotum. There is no bulging, or any signs of the actual hernia protruding again. I know I overdid myself a month or so ago, carrying a very heavy water softener up cellar stairs with no help(stupid move). Seems about the time I have started to feel the discomfort. I am wondering if maybe the actual mesh is just fine, and I may have overdone it, and tore, or stretched the scar tissue? Also, I have an inversion table due to old broken back, and when I got it, I noticed a tug around mesh when inverted. No pain, just a slight pull from being upside down. Since I have no signs of anything protruding, as I did before surgery, I am wondering if I just pulled at the edges of scar tissue, and the healing\pain is just radiating into my right side groin area. Not sure if that’s even possible, but due to Covid, no Dr. is going to talk to me about it with no visible issues. It’s not an emergency at this point, just uncomfortable. Even sitting sometimes, and sex is a bit scary, since I am afraid of what I may have done. Again, hoping its just scar tissue that now needs to re-establish itself, NO visual signs of original hernia. There are a lot of knowledgeable people here, so I’m hoping I’m not the first to feel this. Thoughts please?
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