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Hi,

I have a few questions about a hernia. After having this pain for about 5 months. I found out today from my specailist that I have a Ingiunal Hernia. It showed up from the ultra sound scan. My GP didnt see it 5 months ago and neither did my specailist at first.

I originally went to my GP because I have pains in my right testicle. He gave me some pain killers and an anti inflammatory for 2 weeks but the pain didnt go away.

I never had pains in the area the hernia showded, only a little bit when it is pressed or when the ultra sound scan was on it.

So in December, I went to a specailist urologist and he also checked for a Hernia did the cough and after checking my testicles he said he thinks the right one has a an infection.
So I take the medicine and anti inflammatory's again. I didnt feel better till a few days after it was finished and then my pain was less for a good 4-7 days.

My pains have always been on the right side of my right testicle, a feeling of tightness sometimes, numbness, overal discomfort and pain. I havent been able to do any exercise and no sex because it is very uncomfortable at those times.

Other pains I feel are on my right hip, inner thight ect. Feeling or ache or numbness.

Also my bladder seems to be acting weird, and sometimes (especailly at night) discomfort in my scrotum after urinating.

So today I went to my scan appointment and to my urologist straight after.
While doing the scan, the doctor said, your testicles seem to be perfectly fine, but there is a hernia. A small Hernia 7mm.

The urologist afterwards said, your testicles seem to be fine, but it seems to be the hernia is near (or on) the illionguinal genitofemoral nerve, and that is why you have been feeling the pains in your testicles and inner thights, hips ect. It is connected.

I'm normally train a lot and keep fight, but for about 6 months before this injury I didnt train much. I've have had alot happening in my life and my other health issues which Im not going to get into, so I havent training.
And a couple days before I felt the pain, I was doing some gardening and was lifitng a sledge hammer and made a sudden move. Later after having sex with my fiance, I felt pain in my testicle and it started then.

So I know this is very long, but does all this sound right to you?
I have a few questions?

1. Does the nerve thing, conencted with the Hernia make sense to why my testicle has been feeling so bad and painful all these months? Some better days, but mostly bad.

2. How long does it take to recover from a operation like this? He booked me in to speak with the surgeon.

3. Will I ever be able to lift heavy weights and train hard, 6-8 hours a day. (I'm a martial artist and dream of going pro after this)

4. How will the mesh feel like?

Thanks guys and really hope you can help.
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replied April 15th, 2009
Hi from Rick
Hi, I had the same type of symptoms pain in my left testicle and groin and actually had 2 surgeries at the same time left inguinal hernia repair and Varicocele. The Urologist did surgery to repair the Varicocele. Varicocele is similar to varicose veins that older women get except the vein in the testicle grows larger than normal and the blood actually flows backward causing swelling of the testicle and my Urologist corrected this problem on the same day as my hernia surgery so I could get all done at once. I'm 42 and was out of work from November 2008 until February 2009. It will take a good 3 months before you feel like lifting weights at 70-80% of your max. The hardest part of hernia surgery was the first few days of getting out of bed but then your ok. Feel free to write me with any questions . I'm not a surgeon but a respiratory therapist. Thanks, good luck.
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replied September 2nd, 2013
Hi mate I am 25 years old and I have pain in my left testicle, my ultra sound scan showed that I have varicose veins so my specialist gave me some medicine and they didn't help me at all so I went back to my GP and he requested another ultra sound scan and seems to be miner stretch as hernia starting so my question is would hernia cause varicose veins and sperm count would be affected?
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replied September 2nd, 2013
Hi mate I am 25 years old and I have pain in my left testicle, my ultra sound scan showed that I have varicose veins so my specialist gave me some medicine and they didn't help me at all so I went back to my GP and he requested another ultra sound scan and seems to be miner stretch as hernia starting so my question is would hernia cause varicose veins and sperm count would be affected?
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replied April 30th, 2009
Pain After Hernia Op
I had a hernia repair in July 2007 and have suffered pain eversince. An exploratory op in June 2008 found the hernia repair to be o.k. The pain is getting worse and affects the area of the op, my right hand hip, buttock and also transmits down my leg. I think that the op has trapped or damaged the illionguinal genitofemoral nerve. I would appreciate your thoughts.
Nigel
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replied May 4th, 2009
Sendo, I have the similar symptoms like you too and went to a urologist did my ultrasound and all the doctor said there is nothing except a small cyst which everyone has in their testicles. I have pain on one end of my right testicle for about 8 months and now I am feeling it on my left one too.

At this point I think that what I have may not be a Inguinal Hernia but more worried that what I may have testicular cancer. I hope someone could share some info and possibly answer of my question.

1. I really want to know whether everyone who is healthy also experience the same pain I am getting by pressing gently (or barely squeezing) onto one of the two pointy end of your testicle (as to which end I am not sure).
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replied May 30th, 2009
i am 37 and i had bilateral inguinal surgery 1 year ago.i am having major pain in my testicles lower back and in my stomach it also runs down my legs. i am on oxycontin and neorotin.my pain is soo bad. the doctor wants to put a stimalator in.do i have to deal with this pain the rest of my life.i am am a garbageman so when i drive and lift the pain is soo bad.it is not fun bouncing on my balls. please help
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replied April 22nd, 2012
hernia compliation
I also had the bilateral I feel the pain up in my stomach like someone just racked me in the nads.Had my surgery 12/27/11. It is now 4/21/12 As a heavy equipment operator it kills me. My sex life was normal before. Right after the surgery my body quit producing testosterone. I'm 43. I feel as though someone screwed me up. Had I known it would be like this I'd never have had it repaired oxy is the only thing that makes it bearable.
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replied July 6th, 2009
Glad I found this forum - it gives me hope for getting my testicle pain fixed. I have a lot of pain in my right testicle - it is uncomfortable sitting and a slight knock to my testicle feels like I got hit with a sledge hammer. Ultrasound scans show a 4mm cyst in tubing under right testicle, i have a small inguinal hernia on the right side and Varicocele (2.2. to 2.6mm) on right testicle. The specialist I saw said these would not cause the pain and he would not operate but everything I have read said they do cause the pain - so I am seeing a different specialist in hopes of getting fixed.
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replied October 11th, 2009
How good are the urologists with diagnosing inguinal hernias? Let me ask this way, are the urologists more experienced on inguinal hernias then general surgeons?
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replied October 26th, 2009
I had both direct inguinal hernias removed a year ago and my testicular pain is killing me. I recently started getting pain in my left leg and it goes up to my gluteus region. It is very hard to cough and sexual activities are painful at times. I am really worried and is their anything i can do to fix this problems
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replied March 30th, 2010
I had a left inguinal hernia surgery in April 2009, which resulted in a staph infection and my left testicle and groin area was so painful, I had to leave my job. After months of pain and seclusion, depression set in and I prayed to God to take my life. I saw a number of different doctors, and was not getting much encouragement. Finally I met a doctor and Cedars Sinai Hospital who preformed a second surgery and removed the nerve that was trapped in the mesh. I have slight pain in the testicle, but my life has been restored and there is hope if you can find a good and caring surgeon.
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replied May 17th, 2011
Dear GMcN,
My husband is in such tremendous pain. He had hernia surgery the beginning of October, 2010, and it is now the middle of May, 2011. He was sent for an ultrasound where it was determined he had hydrocele (water in his testicle). Which doctor did you go to? Where is the Cedars Sinai Hospital?
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replied May 4th, 2010
I am so glad that you are better GMcN!

I had inguinal hernia surgery on Feb 24th and now two months and change later I am still having lots of problems. My testicles (mainly the right) are very sore and occasionally swells with just a little activity. I went to the doctor three weeks ago b/c I had a swollen lump about two inches off my right hip. The doc thought it was fluid build up from the surgery and went to drain (to no avail) it but stuck what she believes is a swollen lymph node. The lymph node went down for the most part but I went back three weeks later and she tried a nerve block which only made things worse. I guess she thinks I have nerve problems but basically she is blindly guessing b/c she has not done any scans. She mentioned sending me to a specialist who can determine if it is a nerve and correct it with a steriod to the nerve.

Could it be a nerve? Could it be a reaction to the mesh? Could I have an infection? Should I wait it out a little longer?

My testicles have not felt the same since the surgery. I am two months out, I would think I would be feeling better.

I really don't know what the hell is going on but I would like my life back. Any ideas?
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replied May 9th, 2010
Oh man... I think I also may have what some of you guys have... I''m in the midst of seeing doctors and they at first ''thought'' it might be an infection... that was 3 months ago and today the pain has started to appear right above my groin just above the affected testicle... and when I stand with pressure on my left foot a certain way the pain is unbearable... I can''t even walk... Now after seeing two ER doctors and two other doctors who just guessed and said to see a EUROLOGIST.. Now would refer me and my practicing doctor quite practicing...

Strange how so many doctors don''t really seem to care...

They are like ''take pain killers'' and ''the pain will go away'' they just don''t know when... been long time now and nothing is getting better...

I guess it''s time for another trip to the ER, but this time I am going to a different hospital...

Good luck to all of you and don''t give up...
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replied May 28th, 2010
I have had similar symptoms to most of you guys for almost a year now. I'm 23 years old and have a inguinal hernia that extends 35 mm beyond the superficial ring (neck size 11mm). I've had terrible pain in my right testicle, near the top where the epididymis meets the ball for the entire time. I also have numbness/pain/tingling on my inner thigh, inner and outer hip, and down the inside of my right leg.

I've been on pain killers, antibiotics, had MRIs and bone scans (that also found a herniated disc in my back) and seen half a dozen doctors all of whom couldn't provide any answers to the pain.

Bloodwork seems to come back normal except for signs of severe inflammation, and most doctors guess that my hip, knee, ankle and thigh pain is "somehow" connected to my back. Because of my age and the size of the hernia, doctors are hesitant to operate on it, which is further exacerbated by the fact that fixing my back seems a lost cause. Before the bone scan came back with the herniated disc in my spine doctors were suspicious that I was either crazy (fibromyalgia) or trying to score pills. This has cost me thousands of dollars and the only real improvements I've seen over the past year have been in my attitude.
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replied July 28th, 2010
Hernia?
I've been diagnosed with Epididymitis which appeared a few months after my original infection symptoms and antibiotics dont seem to help much.
The pain I get is in my left testicle and left inner thigh in groin area,it also hurts after exercise and sometimes when pressure is put on my left leg.
There doesnt appear to be a lump but I've had most other tests and they appeared negative.
Is it possible I have a hernia based on these symptoms?
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replied August 20th, 2010
Have had bery similar symptoms that have come and gone for over 7 years - all the tests showed up negative (ultrasound, CT scan, etc...) - saw surgeons, urologists, general practitioners etc.. etc... and it was only recently that a general surgeon was able to find an incipent (small) inguinal hernia - was very small and would not show up on scans. Had the surgery to repair 2 weeks ago. Still recovering and a little to early to tell if this will hopefully resolve the chronic pain, but I am very hopeful.
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replied September 21st, 2010
pain
hi im 19 and at first i went to the dpctors with pain in my right testical and my GP said it was an infesction so they gave me anti inflamatry's and the pain did go for a while. but now i am getting pain in my groin and also in my testical and also around the right side of my hip, the pain just feels like the hole area is really tight. like there is not alot of movment. could this be a hernia?
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replied January 7th, 2011
I've been diagnosed with an inguinal hernia and waiting for surgery. Today I've been having prolonged testicle pain. Should I be worried that I've done further damage?

I've had this pain before but not in weeks. Have I over exerted myself? Should I be concerned or is this something that will happen from time to time.

Painfully yours, Steve
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replied January 28th, 2011
Testicle Pain, Abominal Pain, Constipation
Im 22..

I have had right testicle pain, groin pain, lower back pain, constipation and some abdominal cramping, pain and bloating.

Had a ultrasound done on my testicles showed nothing, blood work clear, abdominal xray clear.

Anyone have any insight into what might be going on? I was given antibitotics for epiditmytis and the pain went away but after playing hockey the pain has come back

thanks
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replied March 14th, 2011
I don't have any insurance so i never been to the doctor for this but for the last 5 years I've had pain in my left nut, and now I believe I have an inguinal hernia. If I get all worked up sexually and don't have a release my left nut hurts to the point were as it's hard or painful to walk and my hernia seems to hurt at the same time. Once I ejaculate they both start to feel better after a few hours. Its like I have to release the pressure in my nut sac. It's like blue balls but it hurts my hernia and if I don't please myself daily or if I get aroused to many times with no Ejaculation I can feel the pain slowly coming on so then I know I need to jack off soon to stop the pain. My inguinal hernia is the size of a gulf ball and I have had it for about 4 years now. I don't want surgery because I heard to many bad things about the nerves getting messed up. If I have to jerk it everyday so I'm not in pain so be it. What else can I do
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replied March 20th, 2011
Had pain in the testicles bad enough to wake me up at night and prevent me from going to work. It would feel better in the morning usually. I had been misdiagnosed with an STD, been given anti-biotics, been to ER twice had 2 ultrasounds and a catscan. Finally a doctor felt a marble sized lump on the lower left side of my groin. Pushed up surgery for open left inguinal hernia. Had the swelling and briusing after 3 days . Now 2 weeks and 2 days later swelling is down but left testicle is lower and pain returns. Gonna hope and wait it out until follow up with surgeon in a few days.
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replied March 25th, 2011
Surgeon said pain is normal due to trama and surgery recovery. Also removed limpoma from the cord. Tie another knot at the end of your rope and hang on. Walking around some but trying not to overdo it, one step at a time. 3 weeks off work and now 3 more praying pain subsides.
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