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Avoiding the recurrence of an inguinal hernia

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Dear friends,

I underwent an inguinal groin hernia surgery (right) In July 2003, It was a cut-open surgery and since then things have been quite good, I have been playing active sports. But last month my 1 year old kid kicked my stomach with a vehement force. After that, I developed severe pain in the right testicle and also had symptoms of hernia. I initially thought of a possible recurrence, but the doctors ruled that out. I was asked to undergo a scan of my groin/testicle, and it too came out negative, The doctor said, we should not rush and should wait for 3 months. Now i am seeing a collection of veins over the top of my right testicle, which when i touch move all over the testicle, I dont have any such thing in the left side, though it appears once in a week in the left testicle as well. I again met a GP, and he says nothing to worry. But i feel so much of dragging feeling,I dont even want to get up and walk. I never had such a pain during my surgery days.

Kindly advise.


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replied February 26th, 2010
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Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you.

You would like to know the cause of your current condition.

When veins are traumatized with force or cut, inflammation may appear which may result in formation of thrombus. In an inguinal hernia, part of the thin intestine may dislocate from the abdominal cavity into the inguinal canal and may press over the blood vessels and nerves that go through this canal. The testicle's veins may be affected by the pressure and may be more visible and a bit swollen if the pressure lasts a period of time.

Given the data that you described, you may or may not experience recurrence of an inguinal hernia. See an abdominal surgeon to rule out the possible recurrence of an inguinal hernia. Avoid any sport that may increase the abdominal pressure, such as weight lifting.

Please keep in mind that I provide medical information only. I am not able to diagnose medical conditions online. Please contact your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider for further advice and information about diagnosis and treatment options.


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