Why do I still have pain after hernia surgery?
Abdominal pain after hernia surgery is caused by injury to your skin, muscles, and nerves during the operation. The extent of the surgery may affect how much pain you have afterwards. Tell your doctor about your hernia pain so that they can help you manage it, our goal is to lessen your suffering.
Is it normal to have pain months after hernia surgery?
When you have surgery to repair a painful inguinal hernia (where soft tissue bulges through a weak part of your abdominal wall) you likely expect the surgery to relieve your pain. It does for most people, but for others groin pain may last for months — or even years — after surgery. Inguinal hernia repair is common.
How long does pain last after inguinal hernia surgery?
Your incision(s) may be sore for two or three days and may be swollen, bruised, tender, or numb. It’s all normal and should go away within a few weeks. But if you have any concerns or questions, call the number you got from the hospital or your doctor. There are no stupid questions.
How long does chronic pain last after hernia surgery?
Chronic (postoperative) pain has been defined as pain lasting at least 2–3 months (after surgery), but modifications are proposed to this timeframe.
Is it normal to have sharp pain after hernia surgery?
The type of pain often changes when there is a nerve problem after hernia surgery. The patient will often describe the pain as severe, sharp, electrical, and stabbing. The pain is usually localized to a specific area on the inguinal area, and certain motions can make the pain much worse.
Why is my stomach bigger after hernia surgery?
A swelling after abdominal wall repair can be caused by bulging of the mesh. A progressive bulging might be the result of failure of the mesh implant due to elongation. Mesh characteristics should be considered when choosing a feasible and suitable mesh for abdominal wall reconstruction.
Is it normal to have pain 2 months after hernia surgery?
As with most surgeries, some pain after hernia repair resolves after the incision and tissues heal. But hernia mesh can cause an inflammatory response that causes pain for three to six months after surgery, according to researchers Kristoffer Andresen and Jacob Rosenberg at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.
How do I know if I have damaged my hernia repair?
4. What are the symptoms or signs of torn or ripped hernia mesh?
- Bloating and/or an inability to pass stools or gas.
- Fever when its cause is unknown.
- Chills, nausea, and/or vomiting.
- Warm or hot skin where the incision occurred.
- The wound from surgery is not healing in due time.
Can I push to poop after hernia surgery?
DO NOT LIFT, PUSH OR PULL MORE THAN 15 lbs. or use your abdominal muscles for 6 weeks after surgery. This allows time for your incisions to heal and reduces the risk of recurrent hernia formation.
How long does it take to fully recover from inguinal hernia surgery?
Most people who have open hernia repair surgery are able to go home the same day. Recovery time is about 3 weeks. You most likely can return to light activity after 3 weeks. Strenuous exercise should wait until after 6 weeks of recovery.
Do and don’ts after hernia surgery?
Do NOT lift anything heavier than 15 pounds for a minimum of two weeks (or as instructed by your surgeon). Do NOT engage in strenuous activity or heavy lifting for at least four to six weeks (or advised by your surgeon). Lifting too soon after hernia surgery can cause a hernia reoccurrence and other complications.