Problems after hernia repair
I have had an inguinal hernia repair previously, about 20 years ago on the left side.
I injured myself after exercising a year ago. My scrotum started pulling my testicles up painfully high randomly throughout the day. It looked like swelling, but I now think it may have been the bulge of the left testical under skin.
A few months ago a doctor felt a cough impulse on the left where the previous hernia was repaired. An ultrasound scan confirmed the mesh had come away at the corner and fatty tissue had breached the mesh.
I had it repaired by robotic key hole surgery about 5 weeks ago, but ever since, I’ve still been having the problem with my testicles rising up very high and it’s even more painful than before the operation even though I’m on 20mg amitriptyline, up from 10mg before the operation.
I don’t understand what has happened. The hospital think the repair feels solid and pain is due to bruising from the operation. I stupidly didn’t tell them that my testicles are rising up so high. I need to get back to them, but any insight into what may have happened could be helpful, thanks.
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