Had laparoscopic hernia surgery on May 5. Surgeon is board certified and does this kind of surgery regularly. He instructed I take it easy for six weeks post surgery, no lifting or other exercise, just rest. I followed this and had daily decreasing pain issues. By 6 weeks I was virtually pain free and felt good. So after the 6 weeks I then went out and played some golf. During the second time I played I began experiencing a tightness and pulling feeling in the surgery area. After the round the pain stayed with me. I stopped all activities again. Now I have daily pain off and on. Not the doubling over pain but it’s pinches and stabs and sometimes a dull pain. I can walk around pretty well but sitting in one position for hours can cause some issues. It’s doesn’t seem to be getting better or worse a week after I stopped all activities.
Next week I go back in to see my surgeon again about this. I am concerned as to what happened and where I go from here. I’ve heard this can be a scar tissue issue but I have no idea what that might mean either. I’d appreciate any information that may help.
Most likely there is no issue with your hernia repair. You may be feeling a pulling or strain on the repair itself. That may take weeks to settle down. I sometimes refer to it as a sheering effect of the mesh along the muscle.
It is rare to have a hernia recurrence, especially early and after a laparoscopic repair. That said, you may not know if there is a hernia recurrence for many more weeks.
I would stretch out the area, use ice, and stop golfing again until your pain cycle has reduced.
Just curious when you stay to do some stretching what stretches are good to do? I have had Inguinal hernia surgery and want to stretch but also don’t want to make things worse. ( I have mesh and am 4 and half weeks after surgery)
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