Hello,im a fit male 20 years old.i had a sports hernia 3 years ago and had an operation in Germany,i did not have the mesh,i had it stiched right back up by specialist.i play soccer on a daily basis and i keep getting pains in my left groin right below my scar and all down the back of my left leg,and occasional lower back pain,it comes for a few weeks and then leaves for a few months then it will come back again.also lately i have had chronic pain in the back of my knee which also increases the more i run is this linked also??The pain normally increases as i play so the longer im playing the worse it gets but i feel like its a never ending cycle.I had an MRI can a few months ago but nothink appeared and the nurse simply said to me it could be scar tissue build up.but surely it has to be more??its keeping me from playing soccer,how can i solve this??
Unfortunately, 3 to 5 percent of patients who have hernia repairs will experience either intermittent or constant pain in the area of the surgery. A trial of anti-inflammatory medications (such as ibuprofen or indomethacin) may be helpful, as well as the application of heat or/and cold to the scar. If this approach is not successful, the scar can be injected with steroid medicaiton and a lcoal anesthetic, and this may provide long-term pain relief. As a last resort, a surgeon can remove the scar, and any trapped or scarred nerves in the area, in an effort to relieve your symptoms.
hello i have concerns regarding my father who is a 55 year old. he had an operation in feb 2008 where a vein was removed from his left leg and inserted into his shoulder. Recently he has had extreme pain in his left upper leg and also massive swelling. The doctors have done several tests and he is due to go for a nerve test tomorrow. I am wondering could the operation he previously had be causing this pain now?
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