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Posted by: Robyn | 2009/11/04

Inguinal Hernia

Hi Doctor
I had an inguinal hernia repair at the end of July, in which a mesh was inserted. I didnt have a full hernia but rather a torn muscle which they repaired in the same way. over 3 months on, the area is still quite numb and sensitive and i have started to experience slight (very slight) pain in the area similar to what i felt prior to the op. Is it normal to take so long to recover from the surgery?

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Hallo Robyn
They sometimes need to cut through superficial nerves when doing such operations and this may take a few months to recover. If the area is red, tender to the touch or makes a lump, your doctor needs to have a look.
dr Bets

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Posted by: cyberdoc | 2009/11/04

Hallo Robyn
They sometimes need to cut through superficial nerves when doing such operations and this may take a few months to recover. If the area is red, tender to the touch or makes a lump, your doctor needs to have a look.
dr Bets

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Posted by: cyberdoc | 2009/11/04

Hallo Robyn
They sometimes need to cut through superficial nerves when doing such operations and this may take a few months to recover. If the area is red, tender to the touch or makes a lump, your doctor needs to have a look.
dr Bets

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