I have a different answer for you.
Is the outbreak over your inguinal region?
I am a double board certified US doctor.
Hernia surgery is elective.
If you have blisters where they want to do an incision, it is better to delay. Without doubt. In fact, even if it is anywhere in the area, it is better to delay.
You need to notify the surgeon if this is the case. Talk with him/her today.
Additional information: I have checked with surgeons a number of times on this situation: surgery should be delayed until active outbreak is over, generally speaking.
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