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Rejection of mesh from hernia repair symptoms

A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Some surgeons: Place mesh in antibiotic solution before implantation, but I am not aware of any solution that encourages collagen or fibrous growth. Mesh material i... Read More
Dr. George Deitrick
General Surgery 45 years experience
No, not dipped.: I don't dip mesh in any solution that encourages collagen or fibrous growth; the mesh itself encourages that reaction. Some surgeons dip the mesh in... Read More

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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
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
Dr. Joseph Sucher
Trauma Surgery 26 years experience
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
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Baron
General Surgery 52 years experience
They get smaller: The only way that you could get atrophy of the testes from a surgical procedure is if the artery to the testicles is compromised. The testicular arte... Read More
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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
General Surgery 43 years experience
See a urologist: My first impression that there is no relation . The most damage any surgeon can do in a hernia repair is damage to the testicle and that will not caus... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Absolutely. Uncommon but certainly can occur many months or even years after the repair. Typical symptoms would include redness Pain or swelling over... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
See your physician: If you have had recent surgery and you're now having systemic symptoms as you describe, you really need to contact your surgeon for further evaluation... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Can be avoided: Be certain your surgeon knows about (he probably does very well since he's seen your CT and MRI), but the area can be avoided - the AAA can be approac... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
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
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
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 17 years experience
Yes: I would definitely ease into the training, but you should be fine at this point.

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