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Is it possible for mesh repaired ventral hernia's to start reoccurring just four months post-op and a couple weeks of heavy lifting at work?

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Dr. Michael Murray
General Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: Ventral hernia repair with mesh reduces a hernia recurrence but doesnt prevent it entirely especially if you are doing heavy lifting. If you think it is recurring have your surgeon re evaluate you.
Dr. Chand Rohatgi
General Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: The ventral hernia recurrence rate is very high.
Dr. Zeenat Hasan
Bariatrics 14 years experience
It is possible ...: Unfortunately hernias can recur at any point and can be completely unrelated to the activities you are doing. Factors that might put you at higher risk for recurrence: obesity, smoking, diabetes, COPD, steroid use. See your surgeon to find out for sure. Good luck!

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