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Hernia repair healing ?

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Hey there ok i had a right side inguinal hernia repaired 2 months ago to date and im not sure if its healing?
i didnt have keyhole i had the other kind i have a nice long scar. yeah its been 2 months and i still feel some discomfort in the right testicle and on the right side where it was repaired. i havent felt it pop through like it used to but i ts still abit uncomfortable and especially during sex. how long can it take for a full recovery or have i done something wrong and need to fix it again? i didnt do any strenuous activities untill a month after. thanks


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replied October 28th, 2009
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Hello and welcome to eHealth Forum!

Inguinal hernia repair is vulnerable to recurrence. You may not have resumed vigorous activities otherwise but sex too is a strenuous activity. Surgeries that involve inguinal repairs at times need more than 4-6 weeks time for complete healing. Infact complete healing occurs after 6 months and strenuous activities are allowed after 3 months. You should consult your surgeon regarding this. Some allow their patients to resume sexual activity earlier if they feel confident that the scar has healed well.

There is a chance you have a recurrence of hernia. The other possibility is persistence of infection. It is difficult to comment on net without examining you. Please consult your doctor regarding this. Hope this helps. Take care!




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