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M58, what could be complications of large (giant) hernia repair.

M58, what could be complications of large (giant) hernia repair.

Variable: Abdominal? Recurrence, infection, mesh infection, bleeding are some to be concerned about. Inguinal same plus loss of testicle, etc. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia Repair (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the lining of the abdominal cavity protrudes, creating a sac. Hernias are common in the groin, belly button, upper-midline, or associated w/scars. The exact method of repair varies w/the type & size of the hernia as well as patient-factors, however, the basic principle is the same: close the hole, often ...Read more


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My nephew is only 12 lbs at 7 months old -born at 5 lbs no complications-had emergency hernia repair at 4mnths they can't find what's wrong- anesthesia?

Not from anesthesia.: Virtually all forms of anesthesia are short acting medications. The most profound long term affects might be with brain development (mildly), but not affecting growth like that. ...Read more

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What can be side effects and complications of biologic mesh used in recurrent hiatal hernia repair?

What can be side effects and complications of biologic mesh used in recurrent hiatal hernia repair?

Few, but...: Biological mesh material actually goes away at it is replaced with your own connective tissue cells. There have been reports of this type of mesh eroding into the esophagus, but it is more likely to be technique related in my opinion, rather than caused by the material itself. It is biologically inert, so shouldn't cause any type of systemic reaction like an allergy. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Post op complications from hernia surgery had 2nd hernia repair surgery 01/10/12 off work 6 weeks post op. Husband is a school teacher so even when he went back to school no lifting needed. When we went to his post op appointment there was under the incis

Post op complications from hernia surgery had 2nd hernia repair surgery 01/10/12 off work 6 weeks post op. Husband is a school teacher so even when he went back to school no lifting needed. When we went to his post op appointment there was under the incis

Hello,: Hello, it sounds like your husband has had a change in status since he was examined. It doesn't state if it is tender, painful or if there is drainage. Fever? Warmth, erythema, swelling to the point of hardening may well represent an infection. He needs to be re-evaluated. For fever or severe abdominal pain, he should go to the er. If not, I would call the general surgeon in the morning and tell him or her / staff about the changes your husband has eperienced over the last three days. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for abdominal hernia repair? Complications? Patient has esld.

What is the recovery time for abdominal hernia repair? Complications? Patient has esld.

Multiple: End stage liver disease and hernia repair carry a high complication rate, bleeding, recurrence, prolonged ascities leakage, infection, liver failure are the usual. ...Read more

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Can a varicocele be a complication from the right-sided inguinal hernia repair surgery I had?

Can a varicocele be a complication from the right-sided inguinal hernia repair surgery I had?

Yes: A varicocele is an abnormal enlargement of the veins draining the testicle. Open inguinal hernia surgery is performed in close proximity to these veins which can be tied off if bleeding is encountered or just scarred down from the surgery. This at times may be an inevitable complication due to the anatomy of inguinal hernia. ...Read more

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Does excision of ilioinguinal nerve during hernia repair surgery cause any complication afterwards, like atrophy of testis or some other complications?

Does excision of ilioinguinal nerve during hernia repair surgery cause any complication afterwards, like atrophy of testis or some other complications?

NO, it will not: Possible to cause injury to ilioinguinal nerve result in numbness in a small area upper medial thigh, will not cause testicular atrophy how ever vascular injury will result testicular atrophy. ...Read more

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What is mash in hernia repair?

Replacement: Mesh is often placed in the repair of groin or abdominal hernias. The mesh is made of plastic material with small holes and looks like a sheet. The holes allow the body's tissue to grow into the mesh and this re-enforces the repair. ...Read more

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How much does a hernia repair cost?

How much does a hernia repair cost?

"thousands": Important variables include the type of repair, surgeon's cost, anesthesiologist's cost, hospital (or ambulatory surgery center's) cost, etc. Some states publish average costs per hospital per procedure (check out healthcarecompare in il). If you ask to meet with a hospital representative, they should be able to get a better estimate. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are recent trends of hernia repair?

Minimally invasive: Hernia's are being approached by minimally invasive techniques. This allows the repair by small incisions. This allows you to return to work sooner and causes less scar. To repair the hernia the trend is to use artificial material. The quality of repair using cameras and artificial material seems to work well and last a long time. ...Read more

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What cares should be taken after hernia repair?

Inguinal hernia?: If yes, do some light stretch exercises, drink water, avoid constipation diet, avoid strenuous exercises (weight lifting). Use common sense to avoid recurrence of hernia. ...Read more

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Why would it be best for an open hernia repair?

Surgeon experience: Recurrence rates can be higher in laparoscopic surgery based on the degree of experience and techniques used. Often a "bilateral" or both sided repair can be done via small incisions. If it's only one sided, the "extra" dissection during laparoscopic surgery of the opposite side is unnecessary and may pose potential for additional scarring. ...Read more

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How long for recovery of hernia repair using mesh?

How long for recovery of hernia repair using mesh?

Not long: Recovery from uncomplicated inguinal hernia will be very brief, in less than 4 to 6 wks, that is the minimum time that nature needs to lay down the collagen fibers to complete the healing process, in mesh repair which is tension free, can be active much earlier ...Read more

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Can you suggest where I can get free hernia repair?

Can you suggest where I can get free hernia repair?

Hernia repair: You could try to go to a clinic at a university hospital in your area. Also there are some volunteer organizations that do them for no charge. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hernia repair?

What is the definition or description of: hernia repair?

Close the Hole: A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the lining of the abdominal cavity protrudes, creating a sac. Hernias are common in the groin, belly button, upper-midline, or associated w/scars. The exact method of repair varies w/the type & size of the hernia as well as patient-factors, however, the basic principle is the same: close the hole, often using mesh (artificial tissue). ...Read more

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Do I need to do anything to prepare for my hernia repair?

Do I need to do anything to prepare for my hernia repair?

Yes: Lose weight if you are overweight. If you smoke, cut-down or better yet, quit. If you are a diabetic, make sure it is well-controlled. Ask your doctor about stopping blood thinners if you are taking any. ...Read more

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Why am I experiencing pain 7 years after a mesh hernia repair?

Unknown: Some reasons for pain after hernia repair include recurrent hernia, or a muscle pull or strain. Depending on the type of hernia and technique of repair, there could be sutures that are pulling through the tissue. Best to see your surgeon if you're concerned. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Hernia (Definition)

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