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How safe is a mesh when used for an inguinal hernia?

How safe is a mesh when used for an inguinal hernia?

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

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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What is involved with mesh removal after inguinal hernia?

What is involved with mesh removal after inguinal hernia?

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 more

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App one year after inguinal hernia surg (Mesh) i still have minor pain and discomfort. Is it normal?

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

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I have inguinal hernia, what is better: mesh or non-mesh? I want to avoid as much complications as possible.

Mesh: In this day and age, mesh is considered far superior to non-mesh repairs, and the primary reason is recurrence rates. The recurrence rates with mesh repair are much lower than without mesh. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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Inguinal hernia mesh is it safe?

Yes: Fixing inguinal hernias with mesh has become the standard of care. It reduces the risk of hernia repair failure significantly and reduces the post operative pain as compared to traditional tissue only repairs. ...Read more

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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

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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?

No: You should call and discuss this with your surgeon. This could be a benign problem, but could also be an infection at the surgical site. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Inguinal Hernia (Definition)

Inguinal hernia is an abdominal wall defect occuring in the inguinal region. They may occur directly through the abdominal wall or through the internal inguinal ring and inguinal canal. They may extend into the scrotum in males or ...Read more


Dr. David Earle
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Groin Hernia (Definition)

Groin hernia is a condition where abdominal organs (usually some intestine) bulge through a ...Read more