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What can be side effects and complications of biologic mesh used in recurrent hiatal hernia repair?

What can be side effects and complications of biologic mesh used in recurrent hiatal hernia repair?

Few, but...: Biological mesh material actually goes away at it is replaced with your own connective tissue cells. There have been reports of this type of mesh eroding into the esophagus, but it is more likely to be technique related in my opinion, rather than caused by the material itself. It is biologically inert, so shouldn't cause any type of systemic reaction like an allergy. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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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 had hernia repair with mesh years ago, can my diastisis recti be repaire?

I had hernia repair with mesh years ago, can my diastisis recti be repaire?

Not recommended: A surgery could be done to remove a portion of the fascia and reqpproximate the rectus muscles, however this is not recommended as you would be at risk for then developing a hernia in the future. ...Read more

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If my hernia repair (with mesh) isn't healing well, will I need another surgery?

Maybe: It is dependent on the type and location of the hernia, what type if mesh was used and the technique that was used to place it. It is also very dependent on what is meant by "not healing well". Stick with your surgeon, but if things don't seem to be progressing, feel free to get another opinion. ...Read more

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2months post op incisional hernia repair with mesh . Still looks like a hernia to me why?

2months post op incisional hernia repair with mesh . Still looks like a hernia to me why?

Could be fluid: Post-operative seromas, a collection of fluid at the site of an incision, may cause some protrusion under the skin, looking like a hernia. It is possible that there is a recurrent hernia also, the only way to know, is to have your surgeon examine you and if necessary to get additional imaging studies. Make an appointment ...Read more

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I just had inginial hernia repair with mesh about 5 days ago and its very painful when I cough is this normal?

Yes.: Unfortunately, hernia repair is typically associated with discomfort for "days-to-weeks", depending on the method of repair and size of the hernia. Follow your surgeons advice for pain control. If your pain is not well-controlled, your surgeon will want to hear from you. Rest assured, though: the pain tends to lessen with each passing day. ...Read more

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I had a rather large hernia repair with mesh years ago and since then have developed a diastasis recti, will this cause me any problems?

Most do not: But if the issue is where your repair was done, then it may be ventral recurrent hernia and not diastasis. Worth seeing your general surgeon. ...Read more

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Had hernia repair with mesh 4 months ago. Started gym a week ago and i got almost 0 pains in that area. Is it safe to try lifting heavier weights?

Should be fine: Activity after hernia repair is usually "as tolerated". Furthermore, at fou months, the scar tissue is over 90% of its ultimate strength. Don't hesitate to call your surgeon i there are any problems, or questions about your specific case. ...Read more

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After about 3 months of hernia repair with mesh, my left testicle still hurts... is it normal? I'm worried. Some days I don't feel so much pain though

After about 3 months of hernia repair with mesh, my left testicle still hurts... is it normal? I'm worried. Some days I don't feel so much pain though

See the surgeon: Likely just post op healing and Local discomfort. There are complications however so,check with your surgeon. Bleeding, bruising, infection, recurrence testicle ischemia or infarction are in the list of possibles. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still have pain where you had a umbilical hernia repair with mesh?

Is it normal to still have pain where you had a umbilical hernia repair with mesh?

Yes, mild pain: It is normal to have mild pain, especially with strenuous activity, at the site of an umbilical hernia repair for a few weeks after surgery. Severe pain, or pain lasting longer, is unusual. If the pain is severe, and especially if there is a bulge in that area, you should see the surgeon promptly to make sure that the hernia has not recurred. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still have pain after 7 or so months after umbilical hernia repair with mesh?

Is it normal to still have pain after 7 or so months after umbilical hernia repair with mesh?

Maybe: Some intermittent, mild discomfort is common, but more severe pain is not. Call your surgeon for a follow up exam. ...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