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  • Sex with inguinal hernia

    Posted by Miriade on March 21, 2024 at 10:26 am

    Hi! Because of a mild persistent testicular pain, was diagnosed with an indirect inguinal hernia, right side. A varicocele was also found.
    It is not an emergency, but doctor says that I should schedule a surgery as soon as I can manage. It is not visible from the outside. I am skinny.
    Went to two different urologists, who do not agree where the pain comes from.. one says that it is related to the varicocele… the other, because of the hernia, which actually caused the varicocele (not present in an image study from 2021)

    Using Ibuprofen and icing the area.. pain is very low now.. 1 out of 10.

    In the meantime while I wait for surgery, if there is no pain… do receptive CAREFUL anal sex/masturbation pose any risk to the hernia? Could it become an emergency?


    Miriade replied 2 weeks, 6 days ago 2 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Dani

    March 21, 2024 at 10:49 am

    My Rt Inguinal Hernia has no bulge & cannot be physically seen also skinny younger male. However my first symptom was also severe testicular pain which has since become mild and less severe and ibuprofen usually calms it down. I have been keeping an active sex lifestyle because pain has become less since first started. I am getting surgery to no longer have to deal with pain. Sex has still been fine..

    • Miriade

      March 22, 2024 at 6:51 am

      Yes.. I am also going for the surgery. Since the doctor said this is not an urgency I am taking my time to look for the options.. what kind of procedure, which surgeon etc.
      In the meantime, even though I still have mild pain.. I hope that it will reduce soon.. and I am getting mad without sex (or masturbation, because it also hurts)
      If I become pain free before surgery, I would like to have sex… but on the other hand I don’t want to mess up things and get back to where I was. That is why I was asking here.
      In your case, what kind of sex… active or passive? Thanks!

      • Dani

        March 22, 2024 at 11:00 am

        My small hernia has not affected my sex life. Pain has significantly gone away but I am getting the surgery to be able to exercise and lift weight again. My biggest nerve/worry is that the surgery will affect my sex life after. Since I am getting non mesh

        • Miriade

          March 22, 2024 at 11:06 am

          I am also worried about chronic pain.. but at this point is a matter of luck. Finding the right surgeon with the right technique and crossing fingers so that the body “accepts” the new reality.
          Fortunately we are biased by the internet where most people reporting are the ones who have had problems. Those who have had succesful procedures have turned the page and are happy living their lives…

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