You are likely to have pain for the next few days. You may also
feel like you have the flu, and you may have a low fever and feel tired and
nauseated. This is common.
You should feel better after a few days
and will probably feel much better in 7 days.
For several weeks
you may feel twinges or pulling in the hernia repair when you move. You may
have some bruising on the scrotum and along the penis. This is normal. Men 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
This care sheet gives you a general idea about how
long it will take for you to recover. But each person recovers at a different
pace. Follow the steps below to get better as quickly as possible.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and
call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your
test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek
immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for any changes in your 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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