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Hernia Mesh Patch Recall
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
Pain?: If you are talking about pain after hernia repair, more details are necessary, such as when the hernia was repaired, technique of repair, and details about the pain including location, intensity, aggravating and alleviating factors, radiation, and activity limitation to name a few. Treatment focuses on topical and oral medications initially, and may involve surgery to remove the mesh/cut nerves. ...Read more
Two issues: you have a hernia for 15 years. You have a strong fear of surgery. For the fear you should talk to your doctor and get help. This could really hinder your life. For the hernia if it is not too big the surgery is safe and can be done with a camera. You may have a new joy in life after surgery. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Not normally: The mesh is fixed in place to repair the hernition. If it "moving" then something abnormal is going on and you should follow up with your surgeon to make sure all is ok. Best of luck ...Read more
How long does it take for your body to get used to a mesh. I had a hernia op 2 mnth ago and am still having a lot of pain?
Variable: You are most likely having pain secondary to the operation itself, with all the tissue manipulation, trauma, sutures and mesh. While significant pain should be subsided (or at least it should be soon), you may have the sensation of something in the abdominal wall, and occasional minor pain for years, but none of this will likely limit your activities. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I had a epithiel hernia operation where a 6x3 inch mesh was installed on my left side. This operation was done in jan 2014 and i continue to have pai?
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