Re: Swelling normal after inguinal hernia repair?
Is the scar from your hernia repair over the bladder area? I had bladder irritation for the first couple of weeks after open repair of 2 hernia's. No problems now at 4 weeks post op. Incision on lower right side starts near midline about 3 inches long. No problems with mesh, needed to have this as my tissues are weak.
Has this been an issue for you since your op or did it start a long time afterwards? It doesn't seem right to me, to be affecting your bladder so much after nearly 3 years. If you can't pull in your ab's it may begin to affect your back, especially as you like to work out.
I expect only your Dr's can give you answers on this one. Are you willing to let them examine you?