Wait or repair lateral cutaneous impingement?
I’m 8 weeks out from left inguinal hernia repair. Otherwise great health, 61 yrs old. Five days after surgery I started getting intense stabbing pain in lateral thigh, along with numbness and extreme skin sensitivity. Symptoms have eased very slowly but I still can’t wear fabric on my thigh for long without increasing discomfort. Pain increases through the day as I tire. (Luckily I work at home!) Mobility is fine. I’m an avid exerciser and am returning to my usual activities. Surgeon now wants to get it over with by going in and removing a mesh staple, which he seems certain is the cause. He thinks I’ll never fully heal without this course of action. He is a hernia specialist, seems truly puzzled by this complication and won’t admit ever having had this outcome before. I’m wondering if I should just wait, since I’m seeing slow (but very slow) progress.
Also, my wife is adamant that I need to get an MRI scan. The doctor says it’s pointless, let’s just go in and remove the staple.
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