A 33-year-old member asked:
is it normal to still have pain after 7 or so months after umbilical hernia repair with mesh?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Barry Rosen answered
33 years experience General Surgery
Rare.: Most people who undergo umbilical hernia repair are pain-free within a few months after surgery. However, extenuating factors may include the size of your hernia, the size of the mesh used, the nature of your activity after surgery, etc. The safest thing to do is to return to see your surgeon with your concerns.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
Dr. Michael Murray answered
32 years experience General Surgery
No: At 7 months this should be healed completely. Follow up with your surgeon to be evaluated again.
Answered on Feb 23, 2013
Dr. David Earle answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: Some intermittent, mild discomfort is common, but more severe pain is not. Call your surgeon for a follow up exam.
Answered on May 1, 2017
Dr. David Henry answered
11 years experience General Surgery
No: Very mild discomfort at the site 7 months afterwards may be due to scar tissue. Any significant pain 7 months after surgery is not common. If there is a bulge there when you strain your abdominal muscles, then the hernia may have recurred (come back). You should see the surgeon again so he or she can evaluate the pain.
Answered on Jul 4, 2017
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