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What is it called when you get fluid build up near hernia repair?

What is it called when you get fluid build up near hernia repair?

Seroma: This is normal, and usually goes away on its own within 6 months at the longest. If it doesn't, or if its causing problems, let your surgeon know. ...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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I had a unbiblical hernia repair upen and laparoscopic to add mesh two weeks go. Ii have 15 pounds of fluid that has not gone away.

I had a unbiblical hernia repair upen and laparoscopic to add mesh two weeks go. Ii have 15 pounds of fluid that has not gone away.

Where?: Where is this fluid? Do you have a large collection of fluid somewhere or are you just 15 # heavier? If just heavier you can try decreasing salt intake etc to lose water weight. If instead you have fluid in one location see your surgeon ...Read more

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How can I know where the infection is coming from? 4 weeks post large incisional hernia repair with infected fluid drainage. Mesh or tissue?

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Possibly both: It is exceedingly hard to determine if a post-operative infection spares any prosthetic material that was implanted, including mesh; if the infection approaches the material, we assume it is infected. Due to the risk of treatment failure if infected foreign material is left in place, it is generally recommended by id to remove any prosthetic material in these situations. ...Read more

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Extremely painful fluid build up under skin after open mesh inguinal hernia repair. How common is this, and how long does it usually last?

Extremely painful fluid build up under skin after open mesh inguinal hernia repair. How common is this, and how long does it usually last?

Likely Seroma: The most common cause is build up of clear fluid called Seroma due to interruption of minor lymphatic vessels. If minor and minimal symptoms may resolve by itself, if sore and tense may need to be drawn off with a needle ...Read more

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There is a dark yellow oily fluid leaking from where I had a umbilical hernia repair surgery 3 weeks ago?

There is a dark yellow oily fluid leaking from where I had a umbilical hernia repair surgery 3 weeks ago?

Call your surgeon: While it could just be seroma fluid or a resolving hematoma, significant wound changes or wound drainage needs to be evaluated by your surgeon. Contact them now & do not wait. ...Read more

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Does ascites fluid leak into the groin area after a hernia repair if you have cirrhosis with ascites.

Does ascites fluid leak into the groin area after a hernia repair if you have cirrhosis with ascites.

Get treated: Treatment is necessary to control the ascites and prevent it from leaking through your recent incision. Okay to call your surgery team. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the scrotum to remain stiff/ irritated/swollen after natural draining of fluid post inguinal hernia repair surgery?

Is it normal for the scrotum to remain stiff/ irritated/swollen after natural draining of fluid post inguinal hernia repair surgery?

Here are some. ..: Inguinal herniorrhaphy & fluid drainage naturally induce substantial tissue injury which heals through a process of body reaction with intense inflammation resulting in tissue induration & swelling, which may take a widely variable duration - weeks to months - to resolve. Generally speaking, it's okay as along as the affected area is slowly but surely getting less tender, painful and indurated... ...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?

Good stuff: Recent trends in inguinal hernia repair include more training for laparoscopic repair which is been shown to have less risk for chronic pain and low recurrence. New prosthetics are also being developed for inguinal hernia for both open and laparoscopic techniques. We are even working on a technique that can be performed endoscopically through the mouth in the laboratory. ...Read more

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What cares should be taken after hernia repair?

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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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

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Please advise if it's normal to still feel alittle pain after hernia repair?

Please advise if it's normal to still feel alittle pain after hernia repair?

Pain after hernia: Discomfort occurring beyond the normal healing process in the area of any surgery including hernia surgery, is not uncommon. However chronic discomfort after hernia surgery, regardless of the presence/absence of mesh or technique used is increasingly recognized. Pain occurs in approximately 6-8% of patients. It is more common in younger patients ; if there was significant pain prior to surgery ...Read more

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What are signs that someone is having a reaction to the mesh used in the hernia repair?

Non-reactive: Mesh used for hernia repair does not cause an immune or allergic reaction. Your body does respond to the mesh by forming scar tissue and sending inflammatory cells to the area. If this normal response is excessive, you may have pain at the site. If there is red skin, may be an infection. Best to have it checked by your surgeon if you're concerned. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I had open hernia repair last thursday--and there so much info out there about when to return to exercise. What is the correct answer?

I had open hernia repair last thursday--and there so much info out there about when to return to exercise. What is the correct answer?

Take your time: There are many different opinions on how soon a person can resume exercise postop. I like to have patients wait 4 wks and then slowly increase activity based on how they feel. Be smart and don't overdo it and listen to your doctors advice. ...Read more

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Is nanotechnolgy used 2 round the edges of the holes which are in artificial mesh used for hernia repair so no problem occur when fibros tissues grow?

Is nanotechnolgy used 2 round the edges of the holes which are in artificial mesh used for hernia repair so no problem occur when fibros tissues grow?

Not yet: The majority of synthetic mesh for hernia repair are knitted in large sheets, then cut to size with a laser. This smooths the edges of the mesh. I am not aware of any special engineering regarding the mesh edge that uses a form of nanotechnology in the current products. ...Read more

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Bulge in the hernia repair area normal?

Seroma: This usually occurs and I tend to see more of these when I repair these hernias laparoscopically rather than open. This will usually resolve or improve by 6 weeks post-op. ...Read more

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Is age 72 too old to have hiatial hernia repair or I will be ok?

Is age 72 too old to have hiatial hernia repair or I will be ok?

Not necessarily: Surgeons often perform hiatal hernia repairs on patients your age. Whether you are a candidate depends on your overall health. If you have significant reflux or pain you should consult with a surgeon who performs these repairs to determine whether you are a good candidate. ...Read more

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What is the hernia repair w/alloderm recovery period?

Complex: Allo-derm derived from cadaver skin, is usually used in complex hernia repair, abdominal wall defects, recurrences, in massive infections etc. There is no simple answer, how soon will be recovery, as each case is different and complex, speak to your own surgeon who knows your case better than any one. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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