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Hernia Repair Failure Symptoms
Hernia failure: Hernia recurrence is 1-5% after surgery. Poor tissue, obesity, steroid medications, infections and possibly return to heavy work too soon can be some possible reasons. Many causes are unknown. Symptoms would be the same swelling, bulge & discomfort at the hernia site. Would need a physical examination with your surgeon. ...Read more
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
What symptoms would I have if I had a reoccurrence 4 1/2 months post - op iguinal laprascopic hernia repair?
A bulge: The clear sign of a recurent hernia is a bulge or protrusion in the same area as the previous repair. While that might be associated with some pain, pain alone is more likely post surgical at four months. If you are worried go back and see the surgeon who did the previous repair. ...Read more
How long does it take for atrophic testes to lose function, how long is the process and what are the symptoms if caused by hernia repair?
I have a hard periumbilica lump, most obvious only on standing, persistent for about 8 months after a laparoscopic hernia repair, no other symptoms.
I know its unlikely but if I get atrophic testes after my bilateral hernia repair what would be its symptoms? I'm 16, no mesh a will be done laparoscop
They get smaller: The only way that you could get atrophy of the testes from a surgical procedure is if the artery to the testicles is compromised. The testicular artery comes off of the artery to the kidneys, runs down to the groin behind the lining of the abdomen then descends through a canal into the scrotum and thence to the testicle. Both arteries would have to be injured to have both testicles atrophy. ...Read more
Can an umbilical hernia repair rupture a few weeks after surgery? If so, what are the symptoms? It has been 3 weeks and I am afraid to affect it.
Return of hernia lum: Return to surgeon for re-examination or get second opinion ...Read more
I had surgery for a inguinal hernia repair about 5 1/2 years ago. I'm starting to have the same symptoms as the first one, can it happen twice?
My middle aged husband has suffered severe ED since his inguinal hernia repair with mesh about 6 years ago. He had absolutely no symptoms of ED prior.
I had a hiatal hernia repair done approximately 12 months ago. Not long after had c-diff and hospitalized due to nausea diarrhea acute kidney failure.
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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
"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
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
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
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
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
Pein or laparoscopic:
Open 4 to 6 weeks
laparosxopicic less that one week. ...Read more
Recurrence, infection, mesh infection, bleeding are some to be concerned about.
Inguinal same plus loss of testicle, etc. ...Read more
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
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
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
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?
Bilateral, recurrent: Patients with bilateral hernias (both left and right sides), and recurrent hernias are usually good candidates for laparoscopic hernia repair. However, only after a detailed consultation and physical examination can your surgeon determine whether laparoscopic hernia repair is right for you. ...Read more