A 44-year-old female asked:
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?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
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.
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General Surgery 37 years experience
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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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Last updated Jul 9, 2015
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