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Heavy swelling in groin post laparoscopic hernia surgery. What will help reducing it?

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Hi -- I had laparascopic hernia surgery roughly 4 weeks ago, and there's a lot of swelling in my groin. What's the best way to reduce the swelling, and should it still be an issue at this point?
Posted Fri, 7 Jun 2013 in Abdominal Pain
Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela 22 minutes later
In laparoscopic hernia surgery,there will lot of dissection of the spermatic cord to separate the hernial sac.
During this process,some amount of blood will be collected in the groin area.If the collection is minimal,it will resolve spontaneously.If the collection is more,it has to be evacuated.
As your surgery was done four weeks ago,there should be no swelling.
Please get an ultrasound of the groin region and confirm the content.
If it is collected blood,then consult your surgeon and proceed.
If the hernia is not operated well,recurrence is a possibility.please exclude this also
Wish you good health
If you come back with ultrasound report,i will clarify further
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