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I have outbreaks of shingles or genital herpes, don't know

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I have outbreaks of shingles or genital herpes, don't know which, from time to time. I having hernia surgery next week and wanted to know if there is any danger of having the surgery if I have a outbreak at the same time.
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Doctor: Dr Norbert Scheufele,
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Hello,

in this case I can reassure you, a surgery like this will be done under highly sterile conditions, so that even an acute infection like this will have no bad consequences.

Hope that everything will turn out fine, kind regards,

Dr. N. Scheufele

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Hello

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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Doctor: Dr Norbert Scheufele,
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I don´t share this opinion, as the name suggests, genital herpes is not located in the inguinal region where the surgery takes place. So I still don´t see a problem in this case, your surgeon will surely confirm this.

Please excuse the intervention of the colleague, if you have any further queries, please don´t hesitate to ask me.

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Doctor: Dr Norbert Scheufele,
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Hello,

if there are still open questions, I will be glad to answer them.Otherwise please don´t forget to honour my work with a kindly rating.

Thanks a lot, all the best for you,

Dr. N. Scheufele

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