Hernia Complications

Complications following hernia repair include:

  • Recurrence <2% in the short term but this can increase to 5-10% over a long period of follow-up
  • Bleeding leading to haematoma which usually resolves spontaneously but occasionally may require aspiration/operation
  • Spermatic cord damage
  • Wound infection
  • Urinary retention
  • Chronic groin pain - this has been found to be more common in patients who have significant pre-operative pain, younger patients and those who have operations for recurrent hernias
  • Testicular atrophy

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