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    Posted by Kerryk on March 19, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    I had inguinal hernia repair In the hopes it would help my si joint / groin pain. How long ,given the pain has been present for 6 yrs , could it take for the pain to resolve. 3 weeks post op yesterday.

    drtowfigh replied 7 years, 11 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • drtowfigh

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    March 20, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    Pain resolution

    Usually, you should feel a difference in postoperative pain vs preoperative pain. That means, the quality of the pain after surgery should be different than the pain prior to the operation.
    SI joint pain is usually lower back and can radiate to the front. and groin.
    There are a wide variety of reasons for groin pain that spans many organ systems and specialties. We just published a whole book on this. If the hernia repair does not address the groin pain, then once the surgical pain is resolved and healed, it’s time to look at other reasons for the groin pain.

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