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Hernias cause infertility ?

I am a 26 year old female with no serious health conditions. I have been trying to get pregnant for 9 months. I have seen my gynecologist throughout the past 9 months, thinking I had endometriosis. About 3 weeks ago, I went under laparoscopy and they found 2 indirect inguinal hernias, which were repaired at the same time. There was no trace of endometriosis or any other female problem. I know that it may take up to 12 months to get pregnant before they consider it a fertility issue but I just wondered if the hernias could have had anything to do with not getting pregnant?
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replied March 6th, 2010
There is no clinical evidence that inguinal hernias cause infertility in women. (Inguinal hernia repairs do slightly increase the risk of infertility in males, however).


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replied July 2nd, 2012
I am a male, and when I was very young I had 2 hernias can this cause infertility or not?
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replied March 24th, 2010
update-I found out a week ago I'm pregnant! It may just be coincidence...who knows!
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replied April 2nd, 2010
would hernia mesh treatment cause infertility in men
i am a male 30 years old. i have been identified with inguinal hernia on the left side. I am planning to get married soon. What is the risk of infertility? Should I be considering mesh for treatment or not? please advice
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