Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
147 Doctors are Online

Inguinal hernia repair with mesh and plug. Severe and chronic lower back pain. What can help get relief?

two and a half years ago, I had a right inguinal hernia repair with mesh and plug. The procedure took nearly 5 hours. Don t know why. Since that very day, I have been experiencing severe, chronic lower back pain which connects with pain in the groin on both sides. Area of hernia repair is still tender to the touch. Taking 4 full-strength vicodin daily which provides only some relief from the extreme pain. Doc says I have arthritis in the lower back. Thank you for your help. Ted Larson
Asked On : Tue, 1 Jan 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  52
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics
General Surgeon 's  Response
Hi...better change your doctor and show to a senior surgeon... looks like they injured some nerve during the repair or a nerve got entrapped during the healing phase or there has developed infection in the bone where the stitch is taken...

Dr. Ashish Verma
Answered: Mon, 30 Dec 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor