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A 44-year-old member asked:

inguinal hernia mesh is it safe?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Many surgical reports for many years have documented hernia mesh safety & several reports indicate better long term hernia repair results with the use of mesh.
Dr. Joseph Sucher
Trauma Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: Fixing inguinal hernias with mesh has become the standard of care. It reduces the risk of hernia repair failure significantly and reduces the post operative pain as compared to traditional tissue only repairs.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

How can my doctor diagnose an inguinal hernia?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 17 years experience
Physical Exam: Inguinal or groin hernias are most commonly diagnosed on physical exam. If there is any doubt on the part of your physician then you should be referred to a general surgeon. A ct scan will also show the presence of the hernia, but this is usually not needed.
CA
A 24-year-old member asked:

How is an inguinal hernia different from a regular?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jon Krook
Dr. Jon Krook answered
General Surgery 24 years experience
Depends: I'm not sure what a regular hernia is. An inguinal hernia is a groin hernia. It is the most common hernia in both sexes. Other common hernias are umbilical hernias and incisional or ventral hernias.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Will I be able to tell if i'm at risk of getting an inguinal hernia?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. J. C. DiGiacomo
General Surgery 35 years experience
No: All people are at risk for inguinal hernias. It is a consequence of a four legged animal body design coming to walk upright. There are risk factors, but even sedentary people can develop them. If you are concerned, you should see your doctor and be examined.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Can an inguinal hernia cause blockage?

2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Yes.: A hernia is said to be incarcerated when a structure within the abdominal cavity gets "stuck" within the hernia. If this happens to be a loop of intestine, this can cause blockage and lead to the blood supply of the intestine being cut-off; we call this a strangulated hernia. If one has a large, tender lump in the groin that cannot be pushed back in, this requires emergency md attention.
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes agreed.That is the reason to advice hernia repair before it get strangulates
Mar 24, 2012
AZ
A 52-year-old male asked:

How safe is a mesh when used for an inguinal hernia?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
This procedure is: done quite often by general surgeons. it is best to discuss the risks and benefits of any procedure with the surgeon doing the procedure. typically any time there is a foreign element introduced in the body it does have the risk to become infected.

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