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mesh hernia repair failure

A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Hernia failure: Hernia recurrence is 1-5% after surgery. Poor tissue, obesity, steroid medications, infections and possibly return to heavy work too soon can be some ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Sucher
26 years experience Trauma Surgery
Timing is Important: There are two failures that are generally noted. Early failures (within the first month) are traditionally considered technical errors of fixing the m ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Usually: The safety of mesh has to do with the specific material used and what it was placed next to. Some materials thought to be excellent 30 years ago have ... Read More
Dr. Rafael Lugo
28 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Perfectly safe.
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Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Yes: But as with many things in medicine, its a complex topic. While most people with mesh do fine for years, a small fraction can have problems. These can ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Not long: Recovery from uncomplicated inguinal hernia will be very brief , in less than 4 to 6 wks , that is the minimum time that nature needs to lay down t ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Braunstein
37 years experience General Surgery
Location matters: An inquinal (groin) hernia is usually a same day surgery with 3 or four days till driving and 1 week until feeling strong enough to go out or work all ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Unknown: Some reasons for pain after hernia repair include recurrent hernia, or a muscle pull or strain. Depending on the type of hernia and technique of repai ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Non-reactive: Mesh used for hernia repair does not cause an immune or allergic reaction. Your body does respond to the mesh by forming scar tissue and sending infl ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Yes , no problem: Nanotechnology , good you coined a nice name for laparoscopic surgery , now every thing being miniaturized . The synthetic mesh or graft , fibrous a ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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No.: There are many different kinds of mesh available for hernia repair. Some products are derived from animal products, or from cell culture products. E ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
17 years experience General Surgery
Yes: I would definitely ease into the training, but you should be fine at this point.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
17 years experience General Surgery
Not recommended: A surgery could be done to remove a portion of the fascia and reqpproximate the rectus muscles, however this is not recommended as you would be at ris ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Som Kohanzadeh
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
See your surgeon: Depending on the time period after the surgery, this can be normal and need some time for the swelling that is normal immediately after the surgery to ... Read More

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