On November 24th I had a hernia repair. I was in recovery for over 5 hours in so much pain. I was screaming. The pain was on my right side not the left where the incisions were. I was told I would need a few days to recoup. I could not get out of a recliner on my own for four days and was out of work for a week and 1/2, I couldn't drive for two weeks. I went back to surgeon after a week and could barley move with out assistance. They sent me for a CT Scan and told me it must have been muscle damage and put me on 400 IB Prophen. I still have pain when I walk, cough, sit, lay down and getting up. Hurts to take deep breaths. I would like to know if this is all part of the healing and if so for how long??? My experience with this has been the worst surgery I have ever had. I have even had a C Section that didn't hurt as bad as this and with that was up the next day. How long till I don't have any pain? Thanks for your help!
This is upsetting to hear. That level of pain should not be lingering this long, and what they gave you for the pain is about as effective as M&M's (again, for the pain you describe and the cause of it).
I would strongly encourage you to get a 2nd opinion on this. If you opt to, tread carefully, as Dr's are a close knit society and are very reluctant to have anything to do with this sort of thing, so rather than a surgeon, see if your GP is willing to discuss it with you.
Again, so sorry you're having to go through this. Keep me posted.
I feel for you, it is the worst pain I ever had to, my hernia was on the right side I had same problems sitting down and getting up, I walked stooped over, mine was in grown area, felt like pulling stretching tearing everything when I moved, the pain made me want to scream to, meds helped but I could still feel it, took me a good month, ever now and then I can squat or turn wrong and it starts hurting again, I take Aleve for a few days and it goes away. This pain you are having on the right when your repair was on the left, does not sound right at all, surgeon says muscel damage, that's side should be ok, please follow up on this, get some better understanding ask for the reports the surgeon has let another Doctor see them, hope this helps you, good luck, God Bless.
Where was the hernia? You should not have that much pain unless the hernia is in a place that took a large amt of muscle retraction, and I cant imagine any hernia needing that with the way its done now. There shouldn't have been any muscle damage. What did you know about this surgeon?
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