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Question: Pain during ejaculation following hernia repair

 step_hent - Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:16 am

I had an open repair (using mesh) on a right inguinal hernia just over a week ago. The pain is generally subsiding (though still ongoing) but I get a very sharp pain around the bottom of the repair site immediately before and during ejaculation. This did not happen the first couple of times, but does now. Is this a common symptom? Is it likely to clear up by itself over time?

Many thanks.
 Dr.M.Aroon kamath - Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:45 am

User avatar Hi,
It is not a common symptom following inguinal hernia repairs.However, i presume it will clear over the next few days......But i would suggest however, that you should postpone your sexual activities for sometime.Ejaculation also involves rhythmic, involuntary contractions of the abdominal muscles, Premature sexual forays might strain the area which has been repaired recently.A little bit of caution is warrented.

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