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A 22-year-old male asked:

Had hernia surgery in groin as child. need a mri will there be any metal clips along with the mesh or anything to cause trouble?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 39 years experience
Not likely: Hernia surgery in children generally does not use mesh or foreign material. Even if metal clips were used, they are most often intert and non-magnetic titanium.
Dr. Neria Hebbar
Specializes in General Surgery
Not likely: Pediatric hernias are traditionally not fixed with mesh, clips etc. Even if mesh was used it is highly unlikely that it was fixed with metal clips that may hinder your MRI testing. You should not worry.

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