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Had double Hernia operation, scars numb and painful. Time to recover?

I am a 57 year old male, 5 months ago I had a double hernia operation that has healed well although the right side below the scar is still numb, I had an open operation with mesh used to close the hernia. I am experiencing considerable pain in this right side, I have visited my GP who advises the hernia has not opened up again, I did have a bad cold following the operation and thought I had torn the repair. The pain seems to be getting worse as time passes and wish to know if it will eventually diminish or whether I should re-visit my GP.
Asked On : Sun, 13 Jan 2013
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hi dear...thanks for consultation...
pain and numbness after hernia repair is due to damage to nerves during surgery....due to adaptation it gradually decreases in intensity ...
Answered: Tue, 23 Jul 2013
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