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Old 02-12-2013, 04:10 PM   #1
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What to expect after inguinal hernia surgery?

Hi all, I've read a few older threads about people's stories, but was hoping for some new responses.

I'm a 24 year old male in good health, overall fairly active (running, biking, etc.).

Last week I noticed the small bulge on the right side of my groin and started to have some pain today. Went to my family doctor today, and sure enough it's a hernia. He referred me to a surgeon and I'll meet with him next week.

I was wondering what kind of timetable I can be looking at for recovery? What I mean is basically how long it took you to get back to your normal routine after the procedure and even what to expect in the first days/weeks.

Any response is greatly appreciated.

 
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:38 AM   #2
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Re: What to expect after inguinal hernia surgery?

Don't expect to recover right away I had inguinal surgery 3 months ago and I'm still having problems and I been in pain since surgery, I'm swollen and burning bad on my right side and breaking out in a rash which the nurse said on the phone its impossible to break out with the mesh that was put in. I see the doctor soon to see what they say.

 
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:25 AM   #3
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Re: What to expect after inguinal hernia surgery?

I'm 54, will be 55 in a few days. Yea! Anyway, I just had a hernia surgery in February.
Groin on left side. I had a laposcopic surgery to repair the hernia. The surgery lasted about 45 minutes. No complications! The recovery was touch and go, but went smoothly. I was off of work for 2 wks. Still doing great! I have a bit of pain here and there from the surgery, but doctor told me that this was normal and part of the healing process. I haven't attempted any ab exercise as of yet. DO NOT WANT TO GO BACK INTO SURGERY. lol. I think I'll give myself more than enough time to finish healing. If you like I'll tell you more about my outpatient healing experience in next post!

 
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:19 AM   #4
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Re: What to expect after inguinal hernia surgery?

Hi Matt,

You're young and should recover quickly.

I'm 58 and had open surgery with mesh the end of May. I was released to work and normal activities in about 2 weeks. It has now been 3 weeks and I still haven't returned to normal activities, but am getting better daily.

If you have laparoscopic surgery, recovery time is slightly faster.

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