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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Inguinal Hernia (Definition)

An inguinal hernia is a hernia that occurs in the inguinal region (groin). It passes out throughout the muscle in a canal near the spermatic ...Read more


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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

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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?

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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Can my inguinal hernia mesh be moved or ripped out of place by me due to movement.

Can my inguinal hernia mesh be moved or ripped out of place by me due to movement.

Not likely: How long ago was your hernia surgery? Once it has healed for about 6 weeks, mesh would not "move." But, rarely a person can get a recurrent hernia at the site of a prior repair. See a doctor for an exam to see what you may have. ...Read more

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I am having pain in anal cavity after inguinal hernia mesh repair is that normal?Please answer

I am having pain in anal cavity after inguinal hernia mesh repair is that normal?Please answer

Contact your Surgeon: This is not normal. Any time there is a post operative complication you should contact your surgeon to make sure that they know something is wrong and to see if they have a plan to evaluate the problem. ...Read more

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M28, had rt. Inguinal hernia open surgery with mesh 50 days back. Could i resume jogging now 15 min a day.

M28, had rt. Inguinal hernia open surgery with mesh 50 days back. Could i resume jogging now 15 min a day.

Should be ok: I tell all of my patients to resume their normal activity as tolerated by pain. I see no problem with returning to jogging after nearly 2 months postoperatively. You may want to check with your surgeon for your specific case to be sure. ...Read more

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Could small recurrence of inguinal hernia be detected with ultrasound. (note repair done with mesh in open style)?

It could.: Beside physical exam, ct is the "gold standard" for detecting recurrent hernia. However, since the hernia may be transiet (comes and goes) it might not be "seen with any imaging study. ...Read more

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1 yr after inguinal hernia mesh repair I have some pain & numbness at & under incision area. Can I massage these area ? Will that help?

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

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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?

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 more

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Dr. David Earle
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