Is Masturbation Safe After An Inguinal Hernia Surgery?
This is fine if you have no problems.
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.
As detailed below.
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.
Please follow your Surgeon's advise to avoid any difference of opinion
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.