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Burning sensation after hernia repair

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Why do you have a burning sensation where you hernia is even years after surgery? Have I injured the hernia?

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replied August 29th, 2010
Hernia Answer A15764
Unfortunately, about 3% of patients who undergo hernia repair will go on to have either intermittent or chronic pain.

You should certainly first be evaluated to rule-out a recurrence of your hernia. If there is no recurrence, then your doctor may be able to prescribe anti-inflammatory medications, or other treatment, to try and eliminate this pain.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

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