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Groin swelling where hernia repaired...how long?

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groin swelling where hernia repaired...how long?
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Medical
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The swelling will slowly resolve within 2-3 weeks. I suggest that you continue the use of ice/hot compresses 2-3 times daily, and over the counter Aleve 1-2 pills twice daily with food. If swelling persist after 3 weeks, I suggest that you follow-up with your doctor for closer evaluation to exclude any hematoma (blood clot) and/or infection of the soft tissue in the area of repair, or failed hernia repaired with herniation of intra-abdominal content.

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