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  • austinv
  • Waygookin

    • 24

    • August 24, 2013, 06:02:46 am
    • Ontario
Inguinal Hernia Repair - Specialist Recommendations
« on: March 11, 2014, 11:51:08 am »
I was recently diagnosed with an inguinal hernia. I have 5 months left on my contract and going back to Canada to have it repaired sounds like it is more hassle than it is worth. I am looking for a specialist in Seoul, and am interested in peoples experiences dealing with an inguinal hernia or similar scenario.

Thanks


Re: Inguinal Hernia Repair - Specialist Recommendations
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2014, 12:39:06 pm »
I had that repair.  Depending on how far along it is, it can be uncomfortable to outright painful.  If they caught it early enough, then it is a simple outpatient procedure where they sew up the tear and you have a day or two of discomfort.  In my case, it was a bad tear and I procrastinated on the surgery.  They had to install a mesh over the tear and "rivet" it in place. Some of the worst pain in my life. It was also outpatient.  I was out of work for a week. I was on a liquid diet/soft food diet for almost two weeks

     I'm not trying to scare you, but  this is a serious deal. Whatever you decide to do, just get it done as soon as possible.
You are never guaranteed happiness, only the right to pursue it.  So, what are you waiting for?  Get going!


  • austinv
  • Waygookin

    • 24

    • August 24, 2013, 06:02:46 am
    • Ontario
Re: Inguinal Hernia Repair - Specialist Recommendations
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2014, 01:15:34 pm »
This is my second hernia, I had one previously when I was about nine. Have you had any long term pain using the mesh. I am a very active person and I am not interested in having life long pain.


I had that repair.  Depending on how far along it is, it can be uncomfortable to outright painful.  If they caught it early enough, then it is a simple outpatient procedure where they sew up the tear and you have a day or two of discomfort.  In my case, it was a bad tear and I procrastinated on the surgery.  They had to install a mesh over the tear and "rivet" it in place. Some of the worst pain in my life. It was also outpatient.  I was out of work for a week. I was on a liquid diet/soft food diet for almost two weeks

     I'm not trying to scare you, but  this is a serious deal. Whatever you decide to do, just get it done as soon as possible.


Re: Inguinal Hernia Repair - Specialist Recommendations
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2014, 05:20:30 pm »
Long term pain? Nah.  However, it is one of those "help you help yourself" deals.  If you have to have a major repair, you need to take up swimming and do abdominal exercises.  The thing is, the muscle does heal, per se. You have to build new muscle around the tear.  Just take it easy for the first few months (i.e. be aware).  Then, you should be o.k.  Most people want to rush back into exercise and go hard. That is a guarantee for another surgery.  If you bring your abdomen regimen up slowly over six months, you'll be golden after that.
You are never guaranteed happiness, only the right to pursue it.  So, what are you waiting for?  Get going!


  • sara17
  • Adventurer

    • 61

    • September 02, 2013, 02:20:19 pm
    • Gimpo
Re: Inguinal Hernia Repair - Specialist Recommendations
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2014, 11:52:20 am »
Anyone have information regarding doctors and hospitals in Korea.


  • ninohan
  • Adventurer

    • 60

    • June 02, 2012, 06:06:00 pm
    • seoul
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Re: Inguinal Hernia Repair - Specialist Recommendations
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2014, 05:10:33 pm »
Here is the list of hospital doing hernia treatment.  They are all well known clinics in Seoul.
 http://seoul.angloinfo.com/af/751/seoul-hemorrhoid-and-colorectal-clinics.html
Everything you want to know about living in Seoul. More than 7,000 English speaking business directory. http://www.expatguidekorea.com