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My general surgeon purposely ligated my illoinguinal nerve

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my general surgeon purposely ligated my illoinguinal nerve during hernia surgery. i am 9 months post op and am still expriencing unbearable pain in my belly, my left testicle , and down my left leg. Is this pain a symptom of said nerve being cut?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DoogleNK replied 9 years ago.
Pain from ilioinguinal nerve pinching (entrapment) would be felt in medial groin, scrotum & inner thigh. Ligation of the nerve may be causing the entrapment.
If the nerve is cut, that would result in numbness or decreased sensations.Pain is not indicative of a cut nerve.
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