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When a hernia surgery is performed and some nerves are

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When a hernia surgery is performed and some nerves are severed when removing the sack associated with an inguinal hernia surgery resulting in soreness and pin prick sensation, how long does it take for this feeling to subside?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 1 year ago.

Was this an inguinal hernia repair that you had done?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My urologist did a great job I just want to get another opinion. He told me that this feeling would eventually go away.
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 1 year ago.

This nerve pain can sometimes take 4-8 months to go away. You can take some ibuprofen to help decrease the nerve inflammation. Your doctor can prescribe a medication called gabapentin to help stop the nerve pain as well. Hope this helps.