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intense stabbing pain in the left groin after hernia surgery

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after hernia surgery on left groin area i'm experiencing intense stabbing pain in the left groin and the upper part of left leg. immediate debilitating pain lasting seconds to minutes. pain level 9 or 10 pain site shows bruising not present after operation. help

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replied November 13th, 2012
Hernia Answer A40313

Welcome to ehealthforum and thanks for writing

Pain in the incision site and surrounding area immediately after the surgery is natural and reduces gradually. It might be present for few weeks(about 4 weeks) and would subside later. But if the pain is persistent and not reducing inspite of the pain killers then it requires a physical examination of the concerned area. Since you have not mentioned how long back you had surgery it is difficult to comment.

Some common complications after the surgery are infection, bleeding, allergic recation to mesh,nerve entrapement etc. These need to be ruled out and for that a clinical examination is must. Consider visiting the treating Surgeon for follow up analysis.

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