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Is Masturbation Safe After An Inguinal Hernia Surgery?

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Posted on Sat, 28 Oct 2017
Question: Hello Doc, I had lap inguinal hernia surgery 3 weeks back. Today I masturbated gently. Is it fine ?
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (32 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
This is fine if you have no problems.

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific.
Noted the history and understood the concerns.
Since lap hernia was done three weeks back, it is alright if you did masturbation gently and if there are no complaints.
Nothing to worry.

I hope this answers your query.
Please feel free to ask for further relevant queries if you feel that there is a gap of communication.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. T Chandrakant (5 minutes later)
Can masturbation affect lap inguinal hernia surgery repair ? Normally in how many days usual pain sometimes which happens will subside ? Is mesh used safe enough ? Are tacks strong enough not to be dislocated by sneezing or cough ? Thanks
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (8 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
As detailed below.

Detailed Answer:
Masturbation should not affect the repairs.

Pain to subside depends upon a few points:
Type of pain?
Severity of pain?
Any associated swelling, redness?
Any other symptoms?
The occasional usual pain settles within a few weeks.

Obviously the mesh used is safe and strong.
Tacking is strong not to be disturbed by sneezing or coughing.
I hope this helps you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. T Chandrakant (21 hours later)
Does Inguinal hernia surgery cause stiffness as well in the abdomen ? I feel little bit stiffness on both left and right side as I had bilateral hernia surgery. What can be the reason for this ? For many years the mesh can be intact or used ? What precautions do I need to take life long and for near future ? Any diet precautions ? Does Hernia surgery affect sexual health as well ? As I had my surgery 3 weeks back, can I bend now, do little jogging ?
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Please follow your Surgeon's advise to avoid any difference of opinion

Detailed Answer:
I hope you have had this discussion with your operating Surgeon and his Team too.
First of all please understand that the Surgeon who has operated you knows in-depth hence you should primarily follow his instruction and taking another opinion that too after surgery may not be in the interest of good practice principles.
To answer your further queries.
Healing process may cause the stiffness.
As discussed above, mesh is for lifelong and is not removed as it becomes a part of the healing tissues and gives additional strength for avoiding recurrence.
No special precautions other than holding on heavy and strenuous activities for 12 weeks as by this time the healing is almost complete and has good strength. Avoid anything that causes coughing and constipation - that includes diet: have normal routine diet which you used to take before surgery. No special changes needed unless required like if you have anemia or hypoproteinemia or such problems that need supplements.
Hernia surgery should not affect sexual life at all; in fact can improve the sexual life in cases of repaired large hernias which may cause some problems in sexual activities.
Physical activities have strictly to be followed as per your Surgeon's advise as he has operated you and knows the extent of the hernia and repair, status of musculature and so on.

I hope this answer helps you.
Take care, do not have much anxiety or stress as these have negative effects on good healing. Follow your Surgeon's advise.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Is Masturbation Safe After An Inguinal Hernia Surgery?

Brief Answer: This is fine if you have no problems. Detailed Answer: Hi. Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific. Noted the history and understood the concerns. Since lap hernia was done three weeks back, it is alright if you did masturbation gently and if there are no complaints. Nothing to worry. I hope this answers your query. Please feel free to ask for further relevant queries if you feel that there is a gap of communication.