How can severe pain be treated after undergoing hernia repair?

Posted on Fri, 12 Apr 2019 in Lump
Question: Had hernia repair with mesh, incisional hernia and have discomfort: will this go away?

Medical History:

Partial hysterectomy, bladder repair for neurogenic bladder

Current Medications:

Cymbalta, Xarelto, Metoprolol, Trazadone for sleep

Medications Tried: codeine with Acetaminophen
Answered by Dr. Vasudha Jayant Athavale 3 hours later
Brief Answer:

Yes, the discomfort mostly disappears after3-4 months.

Detailed Answer:


In incisional hernia repair with mesh, significant discomfort remains till 15- 20 days of operation. This is due to irritation caused by the newly implanted mesh, leading to some inflammatory response.

After this moderate discomfort remains up to 3-4 months of surgery. While the body gets adjusted to the mesh & it disappears after the time.

If it remains beyond that, & turns into chronic pain, you need to consult your surgeon.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr Vasudha Jayant Athavale, General & Family Physician
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Dr. Vasudha Jayant Athavale

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :1970

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