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  • surgery from over 10 years ago question (cold & flu’s)

    Posted by sean82 on January 5, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    Hi everyone,
    Im Sean aged 37 from Ireland.
    im kinda i little freaked out atm , at present ive got quite a bad flu/cold and coughing n sneezing are tending to happen no matter how hard i try stop them , so i guess u know where this is going …. im getting quite alot of discomfort the last few days and it got me thinking that i have to go down this whole route of surgery again which i dont think any of us would be pleased about…. i just want to know your experience after colds and flu’s and do u experience alot of discomfort ??? and have you thought hernia has returned again only for symptoms to be relieved once the couching sneezing have stopped ?? it doesn’t feel like its pulled to touch the area …… can the area just be inflamed ? i get discomfort from time to time which has to be standard for everyone right ??
    Thanks you sooo much for any replies my mind is racing not the greatest start to the new year ( oh and happy new year ) lol

    drtowfigh replied 4 years, 4 months ago 3 Members · 11 Replies
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  • drtowfigh

    Moderator
    January 6, 2020 at 11:20 pm

    well, at least by many of us who are hernia specialists.

  • drtowfigh

    Moderator
    January 6, 2020 at 11:20 pm

    yes, for sure.

  • sean82

    Member
    January 6, 2020 at 5:32 pm
    quote drtowfigh:

    Usually, it’s just a pulling on the repair. Like wearing a shirt that’s too tight and the buttons are straining. If there is repetitive pressure, then it will eventually tear to the point of a hernia recurrence. That’s not the typical scenario fortunately.

    thanks you doc 🙂 sorry last question … do u feel like there has been advances in the last 10 years in the repair and treatment of hernia ?

  • sean82

    Member
    January 6, 2020 at 5:27 pm
    quote ajm222:

    are you saying you’ve had to put pressure on the area every single time you have to use the bathroom, for 10 years, or just since this flare up?

    hey , well i remember at the time after the surgery happened the doctors did say to put pressure on the area when i needed to go and since then when ever i’ve felt tender i do it , but to be fair it seems to be what i just do now all the time as a precaution kinda safe rather than sorry approach

  • drtowfigh

    Moderator
    January 6, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Usually, it’s just a pulling on the repair. Like wearing a shirt that’s too tight and the buttons are straining. If there is repetitive pressure, then it will eventually tear to the point of a hernia recurrence. That’s not the typical scenario fortunately.

  • ajm222

    Member
    January 6, 2020 at 1:45 pm
    quote sean82:

    its was actually a double inguinal hernia on both sides, didnt even know i had the 2nd one at all until i was told by the specialist,, i always have to put pressure on the area when going to the bathroom, the discomfort has always been from the right side , it has actually calmed a little since the 1st post had an ice pack on for a bit ….. i’ve read people usually tend to have a 2nd operation at some stage which this type ?!! is that often the cause ?

    are you saying you’ve had to put pressure on the area every single time you have to use the bathroom, for 10 years, or just since this flare up?

  • sean82

    Member
    January 6, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    i truly appreciate your words definitely no where near as bad today as yesterday thankfully , i take it that the heavy coughing is making the area inflamed or is just causing a strain there ?

  • ajm222

    Member
    January 6, 2020 at 5:08 am
    quote sean82:

    its was actually a double inguinal hernia on both sides, didnt even know i had the 2nd one at all until i was told by the specialist,, i always have to put pressure on the area when going to the bathroom, the discomfort has always been from the right side , it has actually calmed a little since the 1st post had an ice pack on for a bit ….. i’ve read people usually tend to have a 2nd operation at some stage which this type ?!! is that often the cause ?

    Are you saying that for 10 years you’ve had to apply pressure to the area every time you go to the bathroom? That seems entirely unacceptable to me.

  • drtowfigh

    Moderator
    January 5, 2020 at 11:18 pm

    Definitely not common. Recurrence rates range from 0.5% to 10% depending on patient risk factors, surgical technique, and surgeon.

    Glad ice packs working. Will have to wait until you are no longer coughing to reassess the hernia repair. Likely all will be fine but can’t reassess until later. Seek consultation from your doctor.

  • sean82

    Member
    January 5, 2020 at 11:13 pm

    its was actually a double inguinal hernia on both sides, didnt even know i had the 2nd one at all until i was told by the specialist,, i always have to put pressure on the area when going to the bathroom, the discomfort has always been from the right side , it has actually calmed a little since the 1st post had an ice pack on for a bit ….. i’ve read people usually tend to have a 2nd operation at some stage which this type ?!! is that often the cause ?

  • drtowfigh

    Moderator
    January 5, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    What kind of operation did you have?

    Coughing and constipation are the enemies of hernias and hernia repairs. Take whatever medication is necessary to treat the cough.

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