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I have a sharp pain just above my hernia incision. My doctor said the patch was secure after an exam 2 weeks ago. The pain feels like I’m getting stuck by a needle. The pain usually occurs when I roll over in bed or turn my body to reach for something behind me. I exercise 3-4 times per week and have no issues when I perform squats or leg exercises. The only time I notice pain in the gym is when I’m crawling on the floor to get into position for a floor exercise. As anyone experienced a similar issue? If yes, how long before the pain disappeared? The Dr. told me to come back in 6 weeks to if I’m doing better. I feel like the pain is actually becoming more frequent.
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replied February 17th, 2009
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Sharp, stabbing pain at the incision site is due to nerves damage during the surgery.
Nerves run through abdominal muscle wall as a thin fibers and can be pinched easily.
This is expectible complication following hernia repair.
If this pain has developed within 24 hour of surgery, is probably due to permanent nerve damage, but if it has appeared days after surgery, probably will recover within 2-4 weeks.
Sometimes, placed mesh can lead to chronic nerve irritation manifested as a pain.

Your surgeon will give you the true answer.

Best wishes!
Marija
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replied June 14th, 2009
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After 1 year of having had a hernia surgery I still feel pain. Not excruitianting rolling on the ground pain but just enough to make me stop what i'm doing. I have had the pain for the entire year and have gone back to my doctor three times. And went to the surgeon once. I had a cat scan done and everything still seems to be in tact. Having read over your article about nerve damage, this seems to me, to be the only reasonable explanation left. The surgeon did not use mesh but rather a stitched technique. I feel the pain mostly post work out, and mostly after benching and curling days. Will the pain ever go away? And other than quiting exercising, is there something I can try to do to alleviate or rid my self of the pain?
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