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Shane

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Anyone know what kind of specialist treats hernias IE can diagnose and do surgery? I think I have one. But do not feel like going to primary care doctor to get diagnosed and pay co pays etc... Just to get referred to the specialist/surgeon.. I wanna cut out the middle man. Any help appreciated. Trying to save money.
 
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Bump. To keep this seen onfront page over jerseys stoooopid candy thread. :)
 

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Shane - please don't go cheap on this - get it checked out asap.

Not to scare you or anything - it is likely a hernia. But one of my best friends thought he had a hernia - no insurance at the time, so he went cheap and didn't treat it until the pain was too much.

Turned out it was NOT a hernia, but cancer. By then, it was too late. He died less than 18 months later.
 

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Shane - please don't go cheap on this - get it checked out asap.

Not to scare you or anything - it is likely a hernia. But one of my best friends thought he had a hernia - no insurance at the time, so he went cheap and didn't treat it until the pain was too much.

Turned out it was NOT a hernia, but cancer. By then, it was too late. He died less than 18 months later.

Yikes! Do the right thing Shane.
 

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I had one about 8 years ago, Get it treated ASAP. I waitied for a while and shortly before the surgery (had a mesh patch installed) I was told it would be quick and a full recovery would take a 2 weeks.

I woke up and I could feel this tape across my waistline. It turned out the hernia was worse than they originally thought and several inches of intestine had descended and they had to open me up and re-align everything. It took two months to recover and I have a scar line that basically runs from hip to hip.

I waited because I wanted to save time. Big effin mistake.
 

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I had a hernia operation when I was five years old. That doesnt help, but I am a member of the club.
 

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@Shane Did you ever get yours fixed? I'm having my double hernia fixed on Friday and curious about recovery.
 
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@Shane Did you ever get yours fixed? I'm having my double hernia fixed on Friday and curious about recovery.
Sorry no updates... lol...

I actually ended up not having one. So I guess that’s a good thing.
 

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Going in tomorrow for double-hernia surgery... Doc says he's installing the mesh. I have both an umbilical and an inguinal hernia.
First surgery and first time ever being put out. Yippee! :(
Are you doing open or laparoscopic for your surgery?

I had double inguinal hernias and got them both fixed with the mesh using open surgery in March of 2020. The recovery was a bit longer, but so worth it. The percent of issues with laparoscopic vs open was a no brainer for me and I PR'd lifts within three months of the surgery.

Be smart those first two weeks!
 

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Are you doing open or laparoscopic for your surgery?

I had double inguinal hernias and got them both fixed with the mesh using open surgery in March of 2020. The recovery was a bit longer, but so worth it. The percent of issues with laparoscopic vs open was a no brainer for me and I PR'd lifts within three months of the surgery.

Be smart those first two weeks!
Doing Laparoscopic... I understand that the recovery is less time going this way. Spoke with a few guys who had it done via Laparoscopic and they all were very enthusiastic about it!
 

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Doing Laparoscopic... I understand that the recovery is less time going this way. Spoke with a few guys who had it done via Laparoscopic and they all were very enthusiastic about it!
I've read it's a super quick recovery. You'll be back on your feet in no time!

The best part of laparoscopic is that you won't have several people staring at your sleeping penis for an hour since they can cover it! Not an option with the open version. My favorite part was the nurse shaving me in front of my then GF!

Wasn't akward at all!
 
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Back home… Dealing with pain and swelling.
Surgery last a little more than an hour. I remember being wheeled into the operating room and being shifted from the bed to the operating table, and then the next thing I remember was waking up and asking the nurse when the surgery was gonna begin! Wow! That Propaphol is seriously powerful!!!
 
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