Your child is likely to have pain for the next few days. Your child
may also feel like he or she has the flu and may have a low fever and feel
tired and nauseated. This is common.
Your child should feel better
after a few days and will probably feel much better in 7 days. For several
weeks your child may feel twinges or pulling in the hernia repair when moving.
Boys may have some bruising on the scrotum and along the penis. This is
Boys will need to wear a jockstrap or briefs, not boxers,
for scrotal support for several days after a groin (inguinal) hernia repair.
Spandex bicycle shorts may provide good support.
This care sheet
gives you a general idea about how long it will take for your child to recover.
But each child recovers at a different pace. Follow the steps below to help
your child get better as quickly as possible.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all
appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also
a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines
your child takes.
Call 911 anytime you think your child may need emergency care. For example,
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek
immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be
sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of:
August 9, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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