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Sharp pain in leg crease after surgery

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I had Hernia repair open surgery with the mesh put in on 8-11-09.I have read alot about the problems from the mesh but have yet found an answer to my question......Being thats it is two weeks after the surgery.Should I still be feeling sharp hot ripping pain in the crease of my leg.It is not where they cut me.It is in the crease of my leg.I saw the surgeon today and he said it is the nerves healing.I did not have this pain at anytime during the first two weeks after the surgery.It just started happening,like 3 days ago.It is so bad that I jumped out of my car in the middle of a highway.Because I had to change my position.It hurt that bad.Does anyone know if this is normal or not.Again the surgeon said it is from disturbing the nerves.I am starting to think it is Nerve damage.What do you think.Thanks Rob S


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replied August 25th, 2009
Hernia Answer A7146
Unfortunately, left groin pain is relatively common following inguinal hernia repair. There are several different sensory nereves that pass through the area of the hernia (and hernia repair), and any of these nerves can either be temporarily or permanently damaged by the surgery. Fortunately, only 3 to 5 percent of patients who undergo inguinal hernia repair have chronic or long-term pain or other disturbing sensations.

You might ask your surgeon to prescribe Motrin or Naprosyn (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) for a couple of weeks, as this sometimes can help break the cycle of postoperative pain following inguinal hernia repair.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS


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