What does inguinal hernia feel like?
A burning or aching sensation at the bulge. Pain or discomfort in your groin, especially when bending over, coughing or lifting. A heavy or dragging sensation in your groin. Weakness or pressure in your groin.
Is it normal to still have a bulge after inguinal hernia surgery?
Swelling or bulge in the area of previous abdominal wall reconstruction is suggestive for recurrence, although not obligatory to be so,. It is possible that the repair is still intact and bulging of the mesh causes swelling. Bulging can be the result of an insufficient surgical technique.
How long does it take to recover from inguinal hernia surgery?
Most people who have open hernia repair surgery are able to go home the same day. Recovery time is about 3 weeks. You most likely can return to light activity after 3 weeks. Strenuous exercise should wait until after 6 weeks of recovery.
Can you feel hernia mesh?
The most common issue experienced by patients with mesh repairs is a sensation of “feeling” the mesh after certain types of hernia surgeries (different surgeons use different techniques), along with pain and discomfort in the days after surgery.
What are the side effects of inguinal hernia surgery?
- 1) Seroma / hematoma formation. It is a common complication after laparoscopic hernia surgery, the incidence being in the range of 5–25%.
- 2) Urinary retention.
- 3) Neuralgias.
- 4) Testicular pain and swelling.
- 5) Mesh infection and wound infection.
- 6) Recurrence.
Why can I feel my hernia mesh?
There are nerves along the outside of the abdominal wall that can occasionally get entrapped in the mesh in that area, which can cause chronic pain and cause patients to feel hernia mesh after surgery. People who have a mesh plug used to repair their hernias often feel the mesh plug.
Can a hernia mesh move?
Mesh migration is a medical condition that happens when mesh used to repair things like hernias move from its intended spot to another location. This process could be immediate or could occur over time.