Risks & Disclaimer

Inguinal hernia surgery is a commonly carried out procedure and is quite safe. There are some

risks linked to this operation as well, as is the case with any surgical procedure; And in order to make an informed decision, you must be aware of the probable risks and complications of the Inguinal hernia repair surgery.

Risks and Complications Associated With Inguinal Hernia Surgery

1] Feeling sick as a result of the anesthesia or sedatives.

2] Pain, swelling and bruising in the inguinal and scrotal area.

3] Occasionally, some people develop an unforeseen and adverse reaction to the anesthetic or other medicines.

4] Infection, too much bleeding, or development of a blood clot, testicular ischaemia, scrotal or penile swelling is sometimes known to occur.

These complications may necessitate further treatments like returning to the operating room to treat the complication, or administration of anti-biotics to manage the infection.

5] Firm thickness in scar or mild stretching pain or tingling numbness in the groin may occur; this may last for a few days to few months.

6] Complications due to associated and/or pre-existing disease or anxiety.

7] Hernia recurrence or surgery failure is very low, (less than 1%).

By and large, risks and complications are specific to a person, and tend to vary for each individual. It would be better to consult with your surgeon about how these risks may apply to you.


The information on this site is provided for educational and informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for the diagnosis, treatment and advice of a qualified licensed medical professional. Please consult your qualified licensed medical professional about the applicability of any opinions or recommendations with respect to your own symptoms or medical conditions. This site shall have neither liability nor responsibility to any person or entity with respect to any loss, damage, or injury caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by the information provided. No representation or warranties of any kind are made with regard to completeness or accuracy of the information.

EMAIL: desarda@hotmail.com ; desarda@gmail.com