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Unread 05-29-2009, 05:33 PM
Recovering after hernia repair

Hi Ladies -

Well, I had the surgery Thursday (5/21/2009) and the dr. apparently had the impression that there wasn't anything significant going on that was causing this groin pain for 2 years since the LAVH. Low and behold - he said I had an inguinal hernia as well as scar tissue build up in one of the trocar scars. So I am 8 days into recovery for this and let me tell you the pain was more than I was prepared for (I had an open surgery instead of laparoscopic). I am still in quite a bit of pain and still swollen. Pain in the area of where my thigh meets my bikini line and into the upper portion of thigh. Believing that this too shall pass and I am healed in Jesus' Name. Praying all is well.
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Unread 05-30-2009, 09:17 AM
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rest, rest & good luck for a speedy recovery & the end of pain!
It always amazes me how dr are "surpirsed" to fnd these things, like a woman does not know what her body is telling her!
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Unread 05-30-2009, 09:56 AM
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i hope you are feeling better soon and be careful about lifting anything. i had hernia repair before my hysterectomy, didnt have the lap either.
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Unread 05-30-2009, 12:19 PM
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dressedupinblue -

After your repair, did you have deep pain in areas other than the incision? I am having a sensation of what feels like severe razor rash below the scar in the pubic area as well as right in the crease of my thigh.
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Unread 05-30-2009, 07:32 PM
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Hi Ladies,

I hope you all recover 100% very, very soon. I've been struggling with lower right groin pain for 4 years now and they still don't know what it is. Could your hernia be seen on cat scan? Whay couldn't you do a lap for this? I so much hope this is the end of your pain.
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Unread 05-30-2009, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by LoriCx3 View Post
dressedupinblue -

After your repair, did you have deep pain in areas other than the incision? I am having a sensation of what feels like severe razor rash below the scar in the pubic area as well as right in the crease of my thigh.
no, i didnt have that kind of pain. i had a very small incision on the lower part of my belly button. just the incision area was sore.
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Unread 05-31-2009, 02:28 AM
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Thia hernia didnt show up on a CT. There was no visible bulge. Lap. wouldn't have been appropriate for this is it wouldn't have seperated the layers correctly to find the tear.
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Unread 05-31-2009, 11:03 AM
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Oh, holy cow, Lori! So how then did they know it was a hernia? Do you mind me asking what your symptoms were? Thanks in advance--I'm trying to solve the puuzzle of my pain.
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Unread 05-31-2009, 11:18 AM
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There were no guarantees. I had been doing my own research for the past couple of years because no one seemed to believe that this pain existed. One can have what is known as an occult or obscure hernia (without a bulge). My only symptom was pain - sometimes so severe I couldn't function. At one point I ended up having my appendix out because we couldn't be sure what was causing the pain. It felt like someone was twisting and ripping my insides out in the area of my groin.
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Unread 05-31-2009, 11:52 AM
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Hi Lori,

I too have wondered if I have an occult hernia and did lots of research. First we thought it was my ovary and it was removed, Pain still present. At the end, I went to a general surgeon and he said, maybe you have a hernia but I doubt it. I let it go for awhile.

I'm now scheduled to have surgery with an endo specialist. he doesn't think he can address right-sided pain but wants to remove appendix in case it's that. (I have other pelvic pain besides that, which might or might not be endo...) But he does say that with a laparoscopy, he'll be able to see the "hernial sac," I think he called it. Maybe I should double-check, because your history puts me on high alert that maybe it IS a hernia.

Did it blow your mind that you were right?

What was your pain like? Constant? Intermittent? Sharp? Achey? Did it hurt when you raised your leg? Or went into a squat? Were there any aspects of your pain that convinced it might be hernia despite negative CT?

God bless you for sharing your experience with me!

Rock
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