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Side effects of laporoscopic hernia surgery

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Pain after hernia surgery. Had lapro hernia repair 8 days ago. I did expereince some discomfort and bruising at incision near naval, but my main concern is that there is still a shooting burning pain where the hernia was (lower right groin). Is this normal or did I possibly re-injure myself ? I also noticed swelling in this same area (the swelling is not as big as the orginal hernia), but the right side is bigger, puffier that the left side. Is this normal healing process? Everything that I have read talks about swelling at incision rather than where my swelling is occuring. I am a 41 year old male.

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replied August 9th, 2010
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Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you.

You want to know the cause of the symtoms that you experience.

Inguinal hernia can be direct and indirect depending on whether it passes through the inguinal canal or not. Hernias can be corrected by open surgery or laparoscopic surgery, when thin instruments are placed in the abomen though the umbilicus or several small incisions on the abdomen.

According to the data that you described, you experienced laparoscopic surgery for hernia correction. You may experience swelling or small bruising at the incisions where the instruments have been placed in your abdomen due to inflammation. See the abdominal surgeon that provided the surgery for further diagnosis.

Please keep in mind that I provide medical information only. I am not able to diagnose medical conditions online. Please contact your doctor for further advice and information about diagnosis and treatment options.

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