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Inguinal Hernia Mesh Problems
I have had mesh placed due to inguinal hernia surgery. Is it ok for me to have an MRI done? I know metal objects are a problem but how about such mesh
Yes: There is no metal in mesh for hernias. ...Read more
This procedure is: done quite often by general surgeons. it is best to discuss the risks and benefits of any procedure with the surgeon doing the procedure. typically any time there is a foreign element introduced in the body it does have the risk to become infected. ...Read more
Hard work: Mesh placed for a hernia repair may need to be removed , either for infection, intractable post op pain of an extended period, or for hernia recurrence. In the latter, the graft should be left in place , and repaired with another adjacent or overlying graft. To remove a graft requires an open exploration, removal of tacks or sutures, then direct removal of the graft. Can be difficult. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
App one year after inguinal hernia surg (Mesh) i still have minor pain and discomfort. Is it normal?
YES BUT: YES it is normal specially with the use of a screen/mash. the question I will ask if your hernia was done open or laparoscopic., and if you had the pain from the day of the surgery, or it just gut worst, and last if you had it since day one, have you asked your surgeon about that pain. in general it is normal to have long term pain after a hernia repair but you need to share this with your surgeon ...Read more
I have inguinal hernia, what is better: mesh or non-mesh? I want to avoid as much complications as possible.
18 years ago, I had inguinal hernia mesh repair. I practice karate and do 180-splits (like the kind Van Damme does). Would this tear/dislodge mesh?
Doubt it: If this repair is several months old and the healing complete the mesh should be anchored well into the tissues so you kick should not dislodge the mesh ...Read more
I had a open mesh repair of a left side inguinal hernia over 10 year ago. Sometimes at work i will overlift and i will be hurting for weeks.. Normal?
Common: Tough to know exactly what the problem is. Doubt is the mesh if there has been a long interval with no symptoms. Recent symptoms could be a sign of hernia recurrence. Persistent symptoms for 10yrs coul be related to the mesh or technique. See a general surgeon for a consult if its bad enough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have inguinal hernia from past 5 years, how important is to operate or not to operate?
I don't have any problem in my day to day activities.
Not urgent : With a hernia, we worry about the possibility of a loop of bowel becoming stuck, causing an obstruction or gangrene. This is unpredictable but when it happens it requires an emergency operation. We therefore like to repair hernias electively, with an outpatient operation and lower risk of complications. ...Read more
I'm a 22y male, 67kg. Recently i had a mesh repair for my inguinal hernia. After 13 days of the operation, the wound gets swelled. Is that normal?
M28, had rt. Inguinal hernia open surgery with mesh 50 days back. Could i resume jogging now 15 min a day.
Could small recurrence of inguinal hernia be detected with ultrasound. (note repair done with mesh in open style)?
1 yr after inguinal hernia mesh repair I have some pain & numbness at & under incision area. Can I massage these area ? Will that help?
Here are some...: Body is in its constant effort to remodel and heal its damaged tissues & organs for optimal functional improvement & recovery but with its uncertain pace & ending point. After one year, further healing will be limited. Local regular gentle massage may help remodeling and healing but with uncertainty. So, try and see. At a point, one has to learn to adopt & adapt to life might have brought to us. ...Read more
Traditional suture repair of inguinal hernia back in 2012. Hernia has recurred. Should I opt for open mesh repair or robotic laparoscopic?
Either: Both are equal and should remedy the problem ...Read more
Are there any tests to check for inguinal hernia in a female? Short of surgery? Had hernia repaired with mesh and then mesh removed. Pain returned
28 m. Had two inguinal hernia surgeries, at last one had mesh installed ~6 yrs ago. How to lift weights safely? Is a lifting belt a good or bad idea?
As tolerated : You should perform all activities as tolerated by pain and discomfort in the area if the hernia repair. If this lots your activities, you should see your surgeon for an exam to make sure nothing is wrong. Some patients unfortunately will have some limitations even if everything was done perfectly, but it should get checked out at least if you are having problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
M58, is second inguinal hernia repair possible. first was done in traditional manner without mesh.
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