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Frequent urination and inguinal hernia repair

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I am experiencing frequent trips to the bathroom (urinating about every two hours)after a laparascopic inguinal hernia repair about four weeks ago.I read that this type os surgery can injured the bladder.What do you recommend me to do?

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replied March 8th, 2010
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Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you.

You would like to know whether frequent urinating is somehow connected to laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair.

Urinating about every two hours is considered normal. The frequency of urination depends on the intake of water. It also depends on the intake of stimulative substances like caffeine and tea, which stimulates the production of urine in the kidneys. If the urination frequency is every several minutes, also combined with pain, burning or discomfort in the genital area, and changes of the urine, there may be infection of the urinary tract. If there is difficulty with starting urinating combined with inability to discharge the urine completely (the rest urine is more than normal), this suggests that the male may have issues connected with the prostate gland. Side-effects of lapariscopic inguinal hernia repair may include: difficulty in passing urine, pain, numbness in the abdomen and groin area for a few days. These side-effects usually clear up during the first week, without further treatment.

According to the data that you provided, it is not likely that you experience any medical condition. However, you may consider seeing your doctor if you experience any kind of difficulties with urinating. You may also want to consider reducing the amount of coffee and tea that you consume.

Please keep in mind that I provide medical information only. I am not able to diagnose medical conditions online. Please contact your doctor for further advice and information about diagnosis and treatment of your current condition.

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