28 year old male, april 2009-left inguinal hernia repair, open procedure using 5 mesh and 2 plugs. I have had severe pain for more than a year after the first repair when i went to Penn Hernia Institute in P.A. and had an open groin exploration (May 2011) to remove the old repair and implant open nerves into stomach tissue. To this day i still experience severe, disabiling pain just under my left navel which radiates from the left inguinal region all the way to my left testicle. I have been to doctors, specialists, and surgeons but noone can seem to help my pain. I am currently seeing a pain management specialist who prescribes me oxycodone 30mg and IBU 800mg and find little to no relief. I cannot work, move the wrong way,play with my 5 year old daughter, or even make love to my wife of 5 months. My life is comppletely destroyed. All im looking for is the pain to be somewhat tolerable so i can work to support my family and live a normal life. I cannot even get relief by laying down as it keeps me up every night. Can anyone please help me. I now have a right side inguinal hernia that im so scared of getting surgury to repair. Can anyone please help me PLEASE?
Pain relief after inguinal hernia repair then open exploration now oxycodone-no relief?
Added 21 Jan 2012:
I have already tryed Neurontin, Lyrica and a handleful of other non narcotic chronic pain medications. Please help me
I know little about inguinal hernias, but you might want to investigate other types of pain medication as it sounds like nerve related pain. There are numerous medication that target nerve type pain such as Lyrica. I am not a doctor and don't know if this is a viable option, but worth a mention to the doctor.
Hello, I know this is an old post, but I was curious if you found a solution to the pain. I am a 22 year old male, and have had two right inguinal hernia surgeries. The most recent surgery was about six months ago, and I am also in constant pain. I've received injections, a nerve block and have been to numerous doctors, prescribed Hydrocodone, gabapentin and am currently on Lyrica. So far nothing has worked, I've even tried acupuncture. Tomorrow I'm seeing a surgeon to discuss removing a nerve from the area. I'm not convinced it is a nerve issue due to the nerve block having no effect on that same nerve.
Sorry just seen this, I still experience mild-moderate pain but it is somewhat bare able, at least enough to work a full time job now. I went to Penn hernia institute in Pennsylvania. They cut everything out the other surgical team did along with ALOT of scar tissue and redid the patch. I highly recommend the. Good luck, I know your pain
So Sorry to read your problem at this late date I have had Right Inguinal Hernia Repair with Mesh and have been in constant intolerable pain ever since its like torture with constant R/testicle pain and pain into the Femoral nerve in my right leg, which has caused me to limp also. I have been on Paracetamol, Tramadol, Nortriptyline, with little effect 'till I found out about, Gabapentin, which is now added to my cocktail of drugs and Gabapentin, has saved my life And can now somewhat tolerate the pain, but it never fixes it. I have found out that it is the mesh that is causing the problem and it wont be fixed until the mesh is removed! I hope this is somewhat a help too. I'm now fighting to have it removed. PS... all my symptoms are similar to yours...
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