surgery

Canada
October 20, 2006 10:39am CST
i just found out that my 16 year old brother has to have surgery he is on a waiting list.he has a hernea in his testicales. i never heard of getting a hernea there before it is pretty weird i hope that the surgery goes okay. any advice for me to help my brother through this?
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@ilse72 (1453)
• United States
29 Oct 06
This is called an inguinal hernia and is really quite common. He will do fine but will have some pain for a few days after the surgery. Just help him out by being nice (you know...no sibling rivalry or arguments for a few days) and maybe getting things he needs...like food, beverages, etc. Most of the time, these are now done as an outpatient which means he will have the surgery in the morning and come home later the same day. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. (I'm an R.N.)
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• Canada
29 Oct 06
thank you for your reply he is on a waiting list right now! have you ever heard of this surgury going wrong? i hope not! i don't live at home any more so me and my brother get along pretty good now.lol!!!
@ilse72 (1453)
• United States
30 Oct 06
There is always risk with any surgery but this surgery is SO routine. Your brother will be closely monitored during surgery...this is routine to assure his well-being. It is far better for your borther to have surgery while he is young. Recuperation is so much easier then. It is also better to have the surgery than to let this go...unrepaired hernias can develop serious complications. Don't worry, your brother will be fine!
• United States
29 Oct 06
I'm hope everything goes well with your brother. My brother had one when he was about 12 or 13. The doctor told my parents it can be caused from excessive lifting. I will keep your family in my thoughts.
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• Canada
29 Oct 06
thank you so much! my brother does a lot of hard labour work so the doctor told him it was because of that! my dad has had quite a few surguries for hernias but they were all in his stomach.
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@denax1 (708)
• United States
29 Oct 06
I guess you can get a hernea just about anywhere. I hope he recovers soon.
• Canada
29 Oct 06
i guess so. lol! thank you for your response.
• United States
29 Oct 06
I hope your brother is ok and things go well for him. That must be really painful. Sending best wishes your way.
• Canada
29 Oct 06
thank you for your response
@paule4129 (968)
• United States
25 Nov 06
hell be ok but he wont be liftin anything or exertin himself
@ipanks (891)
• Indonesia
25 Nov 06
i will send my pray to your brother. i hope it will help your brother. whats name of your brother?
@disvachic (10120)
• United States
24 Nov 06
i hope your brother will be fine. i also have to have surgery cause i have a hernea in my stomach. It hurts sometimes.I keep putting it off.They said if I keep doing that it can get worst than what it is.
@kittu007 (946)
• United States
24 Nov 06
Yes I Do
• India
30 Oct 06
i have heard of situations where it had to be removed.