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A 34-year-old member asked:

Could use your help docs! my daughter had umbilical hernia repair with mesh. now she is having unexplained swelling on her face?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Goodyear
- Select Specialities - 47 years experience
Swelling.: Although swelling of the face, in the absence of other symptoms, suggests an allergic reaction, allergy to mesh is extremely uncommon. I suggest a combined consultation and evaluation both with your family physician or pediatrician as well as her surgeon.Her symptoms may or may not be related to her recent surgery and a thorough evaluation and consultation is necessary to sort things out.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

My daughter had umbilical hernia repair with mesh. now she is having unexplained swelling of lips and face. Could these be related?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
Doubtful: It depends on when the hernia was repaired in relation to the start of symptoms. If the operation was yesterday, she could be having an allergic reaction to some medication. If it was months to years ago, there is certainly no relation, as the mesh does not cause allergic type reactions. May be best to see her primary care provider to help sort it out. Hope this helps!
Last updated Jul 15, 2017

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