I just had it confirmed that I have 2 inguinal hernias most likely congenital. I travel quite a bit for work and have to lift heavy objects. My jpouch surgeon would do the surgery and would use mesh between my muscles and perineum so it would not touch my pouch. I leave for work on a long travel job on Oct 30th. TEP is what it’s called I believe. I get back mid Nov so I can either have the outpatient surgery done now with about 10 -15 days recovery or after I get back. I would love advice on recovery time. I’ve had this pain noticeably for about 9 years basically since my pouch surgery.i think I the pain longer but clumped it in with UC pain. Pain has been getting increasingly worse lately and the hernia may be pinching by bladder which has been getting inflamed. I also curious about mesh versus non mesh outcomes with folks. I keep hearing sketchy things about mesh.