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Hernia Mesh Patch
A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more
My wife had a spigelian hernia from college sports repaired via a mesh patch about 3 years ago. How should we approach her first pregnancy?
Nothing special: Should cause a problem at all. Let you OB know if she needs a c-section. Consider getting he old operative report. I have seen many women with prior mesh ventral hernia repairs do very well with pregnancy, and both vaginal delivery and c-section. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a right inguinal hernia repair with mesh plug and patch. I developed back pain that caused by my psoas and piriformis muscles that are always in?
Multifactorial : Mesh does reduce the risk of recurrence yet, no matter how strong the mesh, it often is anchored to inherently weakened tissue. Factors that contribute to recurrence include heavy lifting, chronic illness, obesity, smoking, wound infections, and steroid use, to name a few. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes recurrent hernias that mesh does not stay in place. Are there any ithers ways to repair hernias instead of mesh?
Recurrent hernias: The incidence of hernia recurrence is dependent on the size and type of hernia, patient factors such as obesity, and the method of repair. The use of mesh has significantly reduced the rate of recurrence, but it is not perfect. When a hernia does recur it is not due to the mesh moving as much as persistence of the same factors which caused the hernia, leading to a "blow-out" ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had insional (sorry for my spelling) hernia removal with mesh a month ago and I am still feeling quite a bit of pain from the mesh. Is this normal?
Post op: Some discomfort comes with healing but i would re check with surgeon to see if it is "normsl" pain of healing. ...Read more
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