I had laparoscopic surgery 13 weeks ago to repair 1 umbilical and 2 inguinal hernias. The doctor used mesh for the repair. I had a lot of pain after surgery, but noticed right away that one spot was way worse than the rest. The pain is located 3 to 4 inches below my belly button and runs horizontally to the top of my right hip. I also have internal pain that almost feels like the screen is flipping or folding. I do notice that digestion of food and shortly before bowel movement make it hurt worse.
I told my doctor about the problem about 4 weeks after surgery. The doctors reaction was, "Thats the area on top of the screen, it needs time to heal" So I waited a total of 13 weeks now and went back to see the doctor this past Tuesday. The doctor checked me out and said everything looks great. After telling the doctor about the painful area, I was told again âits the top of the screen and it needs to healâ. I was given a script for ibuprofen 800 and told to take 3 a day and come back to see them in 2 weeks. Im doing this, but let me tell ya, these ibuprofen do nothing for the pain.
I read everywhere that people are healing in 2 to 4 weeks with my surgery. I would completely agree with that time frame on 90% of my repair. That last 10% is more painful than the hernias I went in to repair. Its very painful at times and very sensitive the touch. I have trouble sleeping and its very hard to wear pants other than joggers with the elastic cut out.
I guess I dont really have a question, but am looking for advise. Has anyone else had problems like this? Any idea what might be causing it? The hernia locations feel very strong and there is no pain, its just that one area.
I'm having the same problem. I had two inguinal hernia repairs two weeks ago today. The pain was extremely severe for about five days. Then, the overall pain started to lessen. I was left with a dull, minor pain at the surgery sites (orthoscopic surgery)...but, two days ago had an entirely different kind of pain eminating from the second repair site. It was so severe that I would buckle over...doesn't happen when i'm laying down. If I walk slowly, it might be ok..but sometimes it just comes out of nowhere and is a stabbing (life an ice pic) kind of pain...it's extreme...Sounds similar to your circumstance..but i'm only at the two week mark. I, too , am interested in a response from others.
I had umblican hernia repair three weeks ago. The pain was sever few days after the surgery then it started to lessen. but few days ago I had very sever pain in the left side of my tummy. I told the doctor about it and said this might be due to surgery and it will go. I had an ultrasound and was OK. Now I am on voltarin 100 to 150 daily. Yet it goes and come.
My dad and I both had hiatal hernias which were repaired with the mesh screens. I had my surgery about 9 weeks ago. My dad warned me that just as I would get to feeling better that I would have intense stabbing pain. His doctor told him that it was only where the mesh was healing and there was nothing that they could do. About 2 days ago, I started having the stabbing pains. They come and go but they are extremely intense. I haven't been to the doctor because I don't want to get the same response. It helps to know that we are not the only ones going thru it. I hope this response helps.
Hello. On April 21 2010 I was told i had a Large hiatal hernia. My doctor said i needed a surgery since it was going upwards towards my chest & a laser surgery we did. A week in & i was vomiting anything that goes in my mouth even water. I lost a-lot of weight & i kept getting sicker. & than slowly sometime in 2011 i started to be able to eat more. But since than i been feeling nothing but pain and my belly is always bloated & as of now there saying i need to be dilated.? Which i have been 3 times already. They also added if i undo the surgery the bloating will all go away but there's a chance the Hernia will return & even cause me cancer in the long run. I don't understand the point of everything done to me if i'm still feeling the pain even worse. Each time he does the scope on me to look around. He repeats himself saying the surgery looks fine. & that's Wonderful to hear!!!! BUT why is the pain back and much worse than before .? I really feel like a mess & i really want my life back. someone please give me some help on what i can do from this point on & thank you
Hello, thanks everyone for your comments. I had bilateral laproscopic inguinal hernia repair two weeks ago. I too was feeling pretty good by day 9 or 10 and was even up for jogging 2-3 miles. Then two days ago, I began feeling sharp pain on my left side 2 inches or so below my belly button. The pain goes down into the groin area, to the top part of my thigh. What the heck is this? I worry that I was too active too early and messed up the mesh. Is this possible? To those of you who experienced this sharp pain, did it eventually go away? Thanks!
Sept 22, 2014, I had a ventral hernia surgery located above my belly button in my upper abs between my rib cage. I had laryscopy. Everything seems ok but one thing..... I'm just starting my fourth week of recovery. I am pretty much still bed ridden. Im better than I was the first two weeks but I have reached a stage that if I walk around or am up in any way more than 10-15 minutes I start getting this intense stabbing burning pain that stops me in my tracks. Nevermind trying to do anything else....I can't. I tried to go to the store..darn near killed me.....so right now I'm icing the area when it smarts, taking meds, and try to walk 4-5 times a day. I am hoping this starts getting better soon. The doctor said it would hurt....she wasn't kidding. My last visit a week ago she said its one of the most painful surgeries I could ever have. I hope this helps. Positive vibes for all who are going through this.
Hi there, my mom had an incisional hernia repair about 13 days ago, she's back in hospital right now since it got infected somehow. On day 11 after surgery she started having fever. We administered fever meds and it broke. 3 hours later the fever was there again. We packed the car and took her back to hospital. When we got there they said there's nothing to worry about since the incision looks fine (not red or swollen) and the fever breaks when meds are given. His words weren't even cold when we started noticing that the area around the incision was hardening and an hour later a foul smelling puss literally shot out of one of the stitches like a fountain. The 3 docters I phoned prior to taking my mom to hospital, all but the last one said its nothing to worry about, the last one said to get her to the emergency room straight away. Just goes to show that doctors can be wrong and thus its always safer to get a second or third opinion if you are unsure. What worries me is the fact that she has been complaining of her mouth being sore on the inside at the top and the tongue feels raw, I can't find anything on the net and the doctor didn't even look in her mouth or anything after she told him. This started just before the fever did, wich tells me it is somehow related? She has had constant pain since the surgery wich worsened every day, pain meds didn't help at all. She couldn't eat, only jelly's and ice suckers and she is constantly thirsty and takes small sips of water frequently. They now have her on antibiotics and cleans out the puss from the incision frequently, but if it doesn't start clearing up by tomorrow they will have to re-open.