A 35-year-old female asked:
hernia w/sever pain by umbilical repair w/mesh. also just hospitalized for unknown intestinal bleeding. colonoscopy in 6 days. related to each other?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Postop complications: I cannot answer for sure as it depends on what they actually did during surgery. Potentially the two can be related as either due to postop complication (intestinal injury) or sometimes hernias could be due to Meckel's diverticulum (a pouch coming off the small intestine) that sometimes leads to intussusception and bleeding. Colonoscopy might help determine if there is a large bowel cause.
837 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jan 6, 2017
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$15 per month
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.