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I has an open inguinal hernia repair 9 days ago, it was repaired

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I has an open inguinal hernia repair 9 days ago, it was repaired with mesh. I have been doing a lot of walking around since my operation but it is still very sore and painful, should it still be this uncomfortable. The clear dressing strip they put over the cut has not showed any signs of peeling off and they said it would after 7 - 10 days. Do I need to peel this off myself or will it come away when ready?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
It will come off on its own
I wouldn't peel it off
Is there any bruising around the area or does it look ok?