I'm talking about a random pain that doubles you over. This happened at least 6 times yesterday. I'm thinking that I should make an appointment with my surgeon. Has anyone experienced this problem after their hernia surgery. I could understand this happening within a few weeks after surgery, but this really concerns me.
Is it normal to have a stabbing pains less than 4 months after having an inguinal hernia repair?
Question posted by momsplace99 on 7 Sep 2012
Last updated on 31 July 2020 by Mrsbenson2017
I had my umbilical hernia mesh surgery 5 years ago And I am in constant pain. I regret ever having the surgery. I can't cough, laugh, bend over, or move to quickly without sharp stabbing pain. It's miserable.
I am 2 1/2 months post op from hernia surgery. Yesterday I started doubling over with sharp pains and a burning sensation at the incision site. I have taken pain meds and it will not go away or let up. Does anyone know if this is normal? I had 2 hernias that was repaired without mesh.
I am having a lot of pain 3 months after surgery. I am blowing up like a balloon even when I eat a very little bit. I am going back to the surgeon as well. It concerns me a lot too. I have an umbilical hernia and a second one right above it repaired with mesh. The mesh is biological so not sure what is going on. The surgeon is excellent as well.
Hi, did you go see your surgeon? I to had this surgery in February, and am occasionally doubling over with pain
Mom of One
Hi momsplace, call your surgeon. Best not to second guess something that could be serious. Nobody can look at you, palpitate your repair, etc. This is something that your doctor really needs to answer. Wishing you the best!!
I know someone who had the hernia surgery and they have had problems every since. They had it done a couple of yrs ago and they say everything feels the same as it did before the surgery, but now have more pain, like the stabbing pain you discribed. It might be a good idea to see your Dr or your surgeon for a follow up. Best to you ... pamee
Hello momsplace and welcome to DC and hope we can help you and alleviate your fears or concerns. I want to mention here that it is NOT uncommon at all to have complications years after the repair. It depends a great deal on the methodology. Mesh or no mesh... laparoscopic repair... tension repair and no mesh? But again, the risk for tears is high. Perhaps you overexerted yourself yesterday. Today is Friday... if you have concerns... call now. The weekend is a tough place to go into if you are fearing what is happening in there.
Most times those surgeries are avoided due to the many complications and surgeons who are not thoroughly knowledgeable of the many techniques for this repair. A lot of times... analgesics are given and that is that... no repair done at all... You must have had one heck of a hernia to have that procedure. What kind of procedure was it? Do you know the name of the technique used, in other words? That would be helpful. But by all means... please contact your own pcp if you cannot get to the surgeon.
I had that same procedure, not doubled over, but sporadic, say a few times over the 4 months following. If it subsides and stays away for many days I would say it's the same experience I had, what concerns me is the intensity you describe. I would definitely play it safe and make the appt. Hope this helps.
Hello momsplace99. I had hernia surgery just over 4 and a half years ago. Aside from some post operative aches, I had no pain. In fact within a week after being home, can say I was almost 100% pain free. Best get hold of your surgeon. Keeling over is a definite sign that something is amiss. Regards pledge
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