A member asked:

2 days post op could still feel hernia doc said it was because the mesh was laid over defect and tissue had to grow across defect. is this true?

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Dr. Johnny Serrano answered

Specializes in

Is possible: Most likely you are feeling the normal inflammatory response the body naturally goes through. The mesh needs to settle in..Approx 2-3 months and then should feel very much normal.

Answered 12/22/2013

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Dr. Mark Burke answered

Specializes in Surgery - Plastics

Possible: A little difficult without an exam or knowing the type of hernia you had repaired. Often times patients can feel the suture lines where tissue rolls up if a person is thin. If you just feel something that is not flat but it feels smaller and you can't push the hernia out (if you could previously) it is likely fine. Either way, more surgery anytime soon would not be ideal, so give this time.

Answered 12/22/2013

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