Joseph E. Ronaghan, MD, FACS, FICS
Steven B. Goldin
A neurectomy will leave you with some numbness in the inguinal area and maybe even on your scrotum, but will usually get rid of pain. Wait for at least 6 months, but sometimes goes away after a year.
Nerve entrapment due to the mesh placed at the time of your repair can also cause persistent pain. That may respond to oral medications, injections by a pain specialist, and rarely, surgery to remove the nerve that provides sensation to the skin along where your incision is.
Persistent pain occurs in a small percentage of patients. It is most common in patients who had significant pain prior to their surgery.
I would discuss your symptoms with the surgeon who performed your operation.