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Inguinal hernia, anyone had surgery?

Post by Beerfan » Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:08 pm

So my doc reckons I have one. I'm in no pain, there's no lump, and I'm walking around and doing most things except lifting heavy weights. I did feel a slight bulge for half a second the other day. I sneezed and felt something, but only for a second. I then tensed my abs and poked around and only when I was extremely tensed, like heavy deadlift tense, did I feel a small bulge n my right side, just above the old fella on the right side. As soon as the tension relaxed even a small bit, it was gone.

If I brace my abs normally there's nothing so I'm not sure what's going on. Ultrasound and CT not 100% clear. See specialist on Monday. Really don't want any more fcccking surgery. It fkcking sucks
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Re: Inguinal hernia, anyone had surgery?

Post by swvic » Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:17 pm

I think I may have one just under a rib. Same though, can't find it, just hurts like fcuk putting on/taking off booties. Been happening for about 3 years, but haven't had it checked out. If it was inguinal, I probably would 'cause I suspect it will get worse sooner. The smaller the rupture, the less likely a surgical revision
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Re: Inguinal hernia, anyone had surgery?

Post by Trev » Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:23 pm

The groin, yeah?
I've had both done. One in about 1990, the other about 12 years later.
First was sewn up. The second had a piece of mesh inserted. Both overnight stays. After the first, done on a Friday, I surfed 8 days later. Never told the doc. After the second, doc told me to wait 2 weeks, which I did.
Had an umbilical hernia repair last year. 6 weeks out of the water. Day surgery but that was when I found out I was allergic to droperidol which is one component of the anesthetic they give you.

Be guided by the doc. I went with both groin hernias for years without surgery and never really took it easy in any way.
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Re: Inguinal hernia, anyone had surgery?

Post by Beerfan » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:34 am

Cheers guys. Yeah Trev, groin. I don't really like the idea of surgery, it's very minor. I do lift weights though, and it really helps my knee strength so would like to keep doing that, so if dr recommends it I'll do the surgery.

Have heard of people claiming the mesh can cause awkwardness/discomfort long term. Can you feel your mesh etc?
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Post by buddy » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:33 pm

I've had one done. But mine got to a stage where it hurt if I was standing too long. Couldn't run. If it's not bad and you want to lift weights, just keep pressure on it. Tight jocks, can put something down em so the elastic holds against em. See what you can work out anyway.

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Post by Beerfan » Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:02 pm

Ok cheers. My doc reckons even though it's minor I should get it fixed, so that it doesn't end up a major issue. I don't want to have surgery but if o don't, and it got worse down the track I'd be pissed off for not fixing it while it was minor.
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Post by buddy » Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:15 pm

I probably had mine for 10-15 years before I got it fixed. I didn't do anything to manage it, I reckon if you do keep pressure on it when you're doing anything strenuous, it will be fine.

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Post by Trev » Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:04 pm

Beerfan wrote:
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:34 am
Cheers guys. Yeah Trev, groin. I don't really like the idea of surgery, it's very minor. I do lift weights though, and it really helps my knee strength so would like to keep doing that, so if dr recommends it I'll do the surgery.

Have heard of people claiming the mesh can cause awkwardness/discomfort long term. Can you feel your mesh etc?
Never had any issues (yet :-o )
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Post by Beerfan » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:42 pm

Booked in for keyhole early next month. Being a small one and keyhole, surgeon reckons I'll be fine to lift weights and be back at work by 2-3 weeks. Sweet
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Post by Beerfan » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:39 pm

buddy wrote:
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:15 pm
I probably had mine for 10-15 years before I got it fixed. I didn't do anything to manage it, I reckon if you do keep pressure on it when you're doing anything strenuous, it will be fine.

Did you surf with it? Been avoiding lower leg stuff in the gym but doing upper body stuff, feels ok, hardly notice it on day to day activities. Sex doesn't seem to make it play up either. 2 weeks til the surgery and am kind of avoiding surfing but I suppose a cruisy ride in some mush burgers can't hurt?
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Post by buddy » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:50 pm

Beerfan wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:39 pm
buddy wrote:
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:15 pm
I probably had mine for 10-15 years before I got it fixed. I didn't do anything to manage it, I reckon if you do keep pressure on it when you're doing anything strenuous, it will be fine.

Did you surf with it? Been avoiding lower leg stuff in the gym but doing upper body stuff, feels ok, hardly notice it on day to day activities. Sex doesn't seem to make it play up either. 2 weeks til the surgery and am kind of avoiding surfing but I suppose a cruisy ride in some mush burgers can't hurt?
Yep, for years.
Wetty gave it some pressure. I think on indo trips in boardies it became a bit uncomfortable sometimes but wasn't a deal breaker. I think I noticed it more walking around in boardies, freeballing.
In the later stages before surgery (I went public wait list) I sometimes wore speedos under my boardies after I moved to warmer waters.

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Post by Beerfan » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:59 pm

Ok cool mate cheers. Might try to get wet a few times before the op. Should only be 6 weeks out after the op
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Re: Inguinal hernia, anyone had surgery?

Post by Trev » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:27 pm

Beerfan wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:59 pm
Ok cool mate cheers. Might try to get wet a few times before the op. Should only be 6 weeks out after the op
I had both mine for years before surgery.
Even rebuilt the front yard terraces at Castle Hill with 8 x 4 hardwood sleepers. By myself. The bulges never really grew over the years after I first noticed them.
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Re: Inguinal hernia, anyone had surgery?

Post by Beerfan » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:18 pm

Sweet!


Guaranteed to be dead flat now haha
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Re: Inguinal hernia, anyone had surgery?

Post by buddy » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:19 pm

Is yours direct or indirect?
I assume indirect as much more common.

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Post by Beerfan » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:22 pm

buddy wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:19 pm
Is yours direct or indirect?
I assume indirect as much more common.
What's the difference ? I can't feel mine, no bulge unless I really brace my abs like I'm about to do a heavy deadlift, then there's a small bulge but it goes away when I relax. I can brace my abs normally and can't feel it
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Re: Inguinal hernia, anyone had surgery?

Post by Beerfan » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:25 pm

Had it this arvo, keyhole. In the room now, bit sore, not agony though. No painkillers just pain when I try to move around. Normal by all accounts.

The nurse did a thorough job shaving me, the bottom of my stomach, top of my leg and all my pubes. The conversation while this was taking place was informal and light. What should be the topic of conversation when you're naked on a hospital bed while a male nurse runs a hair trimmer over your pubes? Hopefully I was casual,but not too casual.

My room has a view of some of the 5 islands, so not all bad.
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Re: Inguinal hernia, anyone had surgery?

Post by buddy » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:46 pm

Wish I got keyhole. No choice on public.

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