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  • Pain after surgery

    Posted by Worried123 on December 15, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    I recently had bi-lateral laparoscopic surgery for inguinal hernias and had questions regarding my recovery.i went to the doctor after having lower burning abdominal pain on my left side with no apparent bulge. After examination, the hernia specialist located a hernia on each side and recocommend surgery. I went through the surgery 9 days ago and the burning pain has returned to my left lower abdomen. Additionally, I have additional pain on the side of the left testicle. The upper side of the testicle appears to be swollen and tender to the touch or movement. My right side is perfect. Note: I did not have this pain before surgery. My questions are as follows: Is this new pain normal and does it usually resolves itself? Is the old pain something not related to a hernia or does the old pain usually continue until the body heals from the hernia repair?

    Worried123 replied 7 years, 6 months ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • drtowfigh

    December 18, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Pain after surgery

    It’s important to be evaluated by your surgeon.

    That said, mesh causes inflammation upon initial implantation. This usually resolves with time. Some of these symptoms may be related to the mesh inflammation and therefore should reduce with time.

    Again, it is important for your surgeon to examine you and determine if these symptoms require attention or will resolve on their own.

  • Worried123

    December 18, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Pain after surgery

    I had Laparoscopic with mesh. Still not feeling great.

  • drtowfigh

    December 16, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    Pain after surgery

    what type of hernia repair did you have? laparoscopic or open? mesh or no mesh?
    some symptoms are expected after surgery and eventually go away.

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