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Inguinal Hernia

A weak lower abdominal wall can lead to the contents of the abdomen like intestine or fat tissue poke open and protrude through the inguinal canal leading to inguinal hernia. These hernias are common in males. Symptoms include abdominal pain with cough and defecation and groin bulge. Pain reduces while lying down. In chronic cases, there is a risk of intestinal obstruction and strangulation due to compromised blood supply. Hernia with minimal to no discomfort or symptom needs no treatment. But for severe cases, hernia repair surgery with mesh support is advised.

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What is the reason for persistent pain in the surgical site for hernia for the last four years?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a right inguinal hernia surgery, four years back. But still, I have troubles in the surgery wound, especially when I am involved in harder or longer physical activities. I also get hurt if lying down on the side of the surgery. The doctor advised me to get a CT scan, but as I had i...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello,Welcome to went through your post. Let me tell you something about hernias.By definition, a hernia means protrusion of abdominal contents through a weak abdominal wall. If your hernia was operated, then it means the contents were returned to abdomen.The best thing for you would...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain after hernia and hydrocele surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, After suffering with groin pain, I had a double operation 12 weeks ago. During the operation, I had a repair of left side inguinal hernia and right hand hydrocele. I am now in more pain than I was before the operation. My testicle thorns with pain constantly and I have stabbing pain on h...  Read Full »

Dr. Ohams Ike Henry

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Well, ideally if you have bilateral inguinal hernia, or inguinaĺ hernia on one side and hydrocele on the other, the surgery should be done for one first before the other, not simultaneously. So that when you are fully recovered of one, then the other can be planned and...  Read Full »

My husband has a burning sensation in his stomach. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband is having a burning sensation in the bottom of his stomach and it goes down the right side of his testicle. What could be the problem? He has a previous history of a hernia.  Read Full »

Dr. Abeer

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As he has a previous history of a hernia, this is most probably an inguinal hernia. As BMI is 33, it is in the range of obesity and it causes a hernia. A further check-up is needed by surgeon whether there is any blockage of vessel or nerve in the region due to a hernia....  Read Full »

How to manage pain in groin and activity restriction?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had mild right-side groin pain for about two years, making it very difficult to run. One morning, I woke up unable to use my right leg because of the severity of the pain. I was very active then, so I assumed it was a sprain in or around the groin. The pain got better about a week...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to To allay your anxiety, let me open my answer that an inguinal lymph node of up to 1 cm in size is acceptable. The exact size must be mentioned on the ultrasound. Usually, the lymph node is not painful to cause so much motility limitation. Now coming back to your diagno...  Read Full »

I am anxious about my hernia surgery. Is taking Zoloft safe?

Query: Hello doctor,I am about to have an open inguinal hernia operation after 15 days. I have been having terrible anxiety leading up to it. I went to my PCP today and informed him of this. He prescribed 25 mg of Zoloft for me. I have read that it takes a month for Zoloft to work. Also, I have read that Z...  Read Full »

Dr. Vamsee Kiran Lakkam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I would like to know that whether your hernia is the cause of anxiety. If anxiety is the case let me assure you that you have nothing to worry from surgical aspect as hernia repair is not a complicated or major surgery. So, the blood loss should not be worrying if you w...  Read Full »

I feel like there is a balloon on the right side of my penis. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23-year-old and I feel like there is a balloon or air packet on the right side of my penis just below the lower abdomen. It is not hurting or painful or itching but it feels weird so please can you tell me what is the problem? It disappears when I lay down straight or on either s...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. From what you have said it appears that you have a right-sided inguinal hernia and it is reducible which is why it goes away when you lie down. I would suggest you visit a general surgeon close to you, assess it, and see what he suggests...  Read Full »

What are the medicines for my left groin pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have left-sided pain in waist and groin region. I was already consulting a urologist and was told that I have an inguinal hernia. But, symptoms of groin pain are due to pancreatic irritation. I have noticed that pain sometimes occurs in different regions and there is bloating in my ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms of groin pain while sitting or during bowel movements is likely due to an inguinal hernia. The pancreatic irritation is unlikely to cause such a pain. It causes periumbilical pain and also there is no cause for it. Now, next is there a hernia or not i...  Read Full »

Why do I get dull testicular pain while standing for a while?

Query: Hello doctor, My left testicle has a dull ache when I stand for a period of time. I can also see an enlarged vein on my testicle. It goes away when I sit or lay down for a little bit. I will attach a picture of the vein.  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I think it is a hernia. Kindly give some other details. Do it have cough impulse (it means the swelling expands upon coughing, it is said to have a cough impulse). Can you get over the swelling? (this means when swelling is there are you able to pinch your spermatic ...  Read Full »

Is mess surgery safe for inguinal hernia with labral tear?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an ultrasound three days back that revealed a right inguinal hernia. I do not have a tummy tuck. It is referred to as a sports hernia. My surgery is to happen in six months. I also have a labral tear in my right hip. I have pain in both places. In addition to the hip pain, there ...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. A hernia could cause your pain. It is, however, extremely difficult to confirm. There is nothing wrong with assuming a hernia is the cause of pain because you have not responded to other measures for hip pain. Small hernias are unlikely to be...  Read Full »

What should I do to never get operated again in future for hernia?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 32 years old and I am operated on three times for a hernia two times on the left-hand side and one on the right side. First, a hernia was operated 20 years back and then seven years back. Both are on the left-hand side and last year on the right-hand side. Now, what should I do so...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhaval Thakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand that you suffered from a recurrence of a hernia. Inguinal hernia recurrence is a very traumatic experience for the patients and it is very unfortunate that you had to experience that. There are a lot of factors contributing to the recurrence and it has t...  Read Full »

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