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  • Possible Shouldice Side Effect?

    Posted by sambuka on July 29, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    Hi I saw Dr Reinhorn in Boston and he said that an inguinal hernia repair in women could result in temporary numbness in the labia and possibly 1/2 the clitoris (on the side of the hernia) for up to two years. Has anyone heard this is a side effect? Shouldice said it was not.

    jzinckgra replied 4 years, 9 months ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • jzinckgra

    July 31, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    I can’t comment on what he said, but he just did my hernia open mesh repair. His reviews are very solid and his knowledge is quite vast from what I gathered, but best to get another opinion.

  • Good intentions

    July 30, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    “inguinal hernia repair” is a very broad and undefined term. Many surgeons, apparently, according to various descriptions of technique, routinely perform neurectomies, of varying degree, during hernia repair. This would probably cause numbness in certain areas.

    There is so much variation in the field of hernia repair that without asking specific questions of each surgeon you just don’t know what you will be getting.

  • Dill

    July 30, 2019 at 4:05 am

    I’m just following. Never heard of this.

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