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What would cause an inguinal/mesh hernia repair to fail? What are the symptoms of failure?

What would cause an inguinal/mesh hernia repair to fail?  What are the symptoms of failure?

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

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Hernia (Definition)

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

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I know its unlikely but if i get atrophic testes after my bilateral hernia repair what would be its symptoms? Im 16, no mesh a will be done laparoscop

I know its unlikely but if i get atrophic testes after my bilateral hernia repair what would be its symptoms? Im 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

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Living with a Hernia (Checklist)

Avoid straining
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Consider surgical repair
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Avoid heaving lifting
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See a general surgeon
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What symptoms would I have if i had a reoccurrence 4 1/2 months post - op iguinal laprascopic hernia repair ?

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

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Living with a Hernia (Checklist)

Avoid heavy lifting
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Avoid straining
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Avoid constipation
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If painful, see your doctor
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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?

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?

Few weeks: If the hernia surgery caused the atrophy, the the reason was that the blood supply of the testicle was compromised , it will cause the testicle to atrophy within the first three months, generally speaking there are no symptoms. ...Read more

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Living with a Hernia (Checklist)

Discuss pros and cons of hernia repair with your doctor
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Be aware of symptoms of incarcerated hernia, pain&can't reduce
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Go to emergency department for incarcerated hernia
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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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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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