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28 male, planning for indirect hernia surgery. Please advise which brand/product mesh would be best for me . My rt. Ing. Hetrnia is of apple size.?

28 male, planning for indirect hernia surgery. Please advise  which brand/product mesh would be best for me . My rt. Ing. Hetrnia is of apple size.?

Hernia mesh product: Hernia surgery is one of the most common general surgical procedures performed in today's world. It can be performed in an open or a laparoscopic fashion, with mesh, or with suture. And, currently, there are over 20 different mesh products on the market that come in a variety of shapes, sizes, materials. It is often a game time decision as to which product the surgeon choices. All are good. ...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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Male 29, had rt. Ing. Indirect hernia surgery 9 days back, now feeling raised area under suture line, could this be due to mesh or due to sutures?

Male 29, had rt. Ing. Indirect hernia surgery 9 days back, now feeling raised area under suture line, could this be due to mesh or due to sutures?

Hernia: This is probably a healing ridge which is a normal part of recovering from surgery. If otherwise feeling well, this is a normal part of the healing process. ...Read more

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What is the main symptoms of a indirect ingunial hernia?

Bulge: When you cough there will be an impulse in the groin and visible bulge if it is more advanced.If it is an early(still small) hernia a doctor needs to examine you with a gloved hand will insert a little finger in the external inguinal ring and feel the impulse when you cough.Don't worry about these anatomical details.Just let the doctor check you. ...Read more

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What can be done to treat lower gastric pain with a right indirect inguinal hernia?

What can be done to treat lower gastric pain with a right indirect inguinal hernia?

See a doctor: Lower abdominal pain and an associated inguinal hernia should be evaluated with your family doctor or a general surgeon for hernia repair options. Pain near a hernia indicates a need for doctor examination. ...Read more

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What is an indirect inguinal hernia? I have pain where the old hernia was and sometimes pain in my inner upper thigh.

What is an indirect inguinal hernia? I have pain where the old hernia was and sometimes pain in my inner upper thigh.

Indirect is #1: Most inguinal hernias come through the hole that's there for your round ligament (vas deferens in men) and testicular vessels called the "inguinal ring". In men with indirect hernias, this ring is too big, and you fix the hernia by fixing it (and usually, adding mesh). ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of indirect ingunial hernia, could it be the reason as to why i have pain in right testis when lying on the stomach, and sitting?

What is the symptoms of indirect ingunial hernia, could it be the reason as to why i have pain in right testis when lying on the stomach, and sitting?

Hernia: an kind of hernia whether direct or indirect can cause pain, discomfort, swelling, bulge, testicular pain. Change in position can certainly make it worse ...Read more

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I have heard about a relationship between hiatal hernia and gerd, but i also have indirect inguinal hernia and I have GERD for sure, can it be both?

I have heard about a relationship between hiatal hernia and gerd, but i also have indirect inguinal hernia and  I have GERD for sure, can it be both?

Yes could have both: A hiatal hernia is when the stomach slides into the chest through the a hole in the diaphragm that the esophagus goes through. It always causes gerd. Your inguinal hernia is in the pelvis far from the stomach and is not related to your gerd symptoms. It should be repaired but dont expect it to cure the gerd. ...Read more

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