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Inguinal Hernia Repair Without Mesh
Hi, I had an open Inguinal hernia repair without mesh ten days ago and I feel ok now. I wanna know when can I back to gym and workout with high strain.
Nobody since 1990 will repair a hernia without the screen
sorry to be the one that give you the bad news.
I know you are in Iran, and they might be doing things differently there. Or they might not have the screen because of the economic boycott, but repair the hernia without a screen will increase your chance to have a recurrence from 5-10% to 35-40%
go back to regular workout you need 3 months. ...Read more
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
M58, is second inguinal hernia repair possible. First was done in traditional manner without mesh.
What can be done if the mesh used in an inguinal hernia repair migrated. Could it cause any damage?
Incorporates: The mesh used for inguinal hernias has been safe for most patients with several decades of experience. They remain inert but is intimately attached to the body with scar tissue. Very occasionally they can irritate the surrounding tissues or cause pain when too much scar tissue is incited. Theorized potential for increased infection has not been seen. It is safe. ...Read more
"Double" Hernias, etc: Controversy exists amongst hernia surgeons which approach is best. In my experience, people return to normal activities faster via laparoscopy. This is most pronounced with bilateral ("double") hernias. Also, people with recurrent hernias originally repaired open benefit greatly from the laparoscopic approach. ...Read more
Extremely painful fluid build up under skin after open mesh inguinal hernia repair. How common is this, and how long does it usually last?
My middle aged husband has suffered severe ED since his inguinal hernia repair with mesh about 6 years ago. He had absolutely no symptoms of ED prior.
Should I try the Shouldice clinic/method for a recurrent inguinal hernia repair, given the first repair was open mesh?
You can try: Any major medical center. Shouldice Center in Canada may be fine. There may be a facility closer to you that does laparoscopic repairs of recurrent hernias too. Ask your doctor about the specialists in your region. ...Read more
How soon can I return to basketball after laproscopic inguinal hernia repair with mesh. I had the surgery 6 weeks ago.
Graduated: Many surgeons adhere to a traditional 6 weeks to return of activity. However, for those patients who are young and in good health. There is room for a graduated return to activity, such that by 6 weeks, you are back to a full, unrestrictive routine. Talk to your surgeon and get his/her advice based on your age, health and particular hernia problem. ...Read more
I had an open inguinal hernia repair with mesh almost 2 weeks ago and the pain seems worse this week than last. Very tight and stiff feeling. Normal?
Post-op pain recheck: 29 year old male says "had an open inguinal hernia repair with mesh almost 2 weeks ago and the pain seems worse this week than last. Very tight and stiff feeling. Normal? " There are many more questions the Doctor could ask, bottom-line when a post-op pain persists or gets worse person should go back to the surgeon for evaluation/ management as indicated. ...Read more
A week long cough 130 days after open mesh inguinal hernia repair now have a stinging pain when I cough, step/lay or stretch a certain way. Concerned?
The cough: You need to find out what is causing the cough and if the cough is persistent talk to your doctor who may prescribe a cough medicine for you. Perhaps the scarring at the incision site has made the area more sensitive to pain but you really need to call this to the surgeon's attention if this persists after you have recovered from the cough. ...Read more
Can mesh migration from inguinal hernia repair cause pain from the groin all the way down to ur thighs?
Maybe: It depends on the type of repair and the location of the pain in the thigh. The only type of repairs where mesh can possibly migrate are preperitoneal repairs. This could include an open plug repair or a laparoscopic repair. It is unusual however for this to happen. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I had a inguinal hernia repair with mesh exactly 3 weeks ago, is it normal for swollen testicle on the same side of repair? 3 weeks?
My left testical hurts when masterbating & cumming 8 days after left inguinal hernia repair using mesh is it normal? When will pain go away?
I had right side open inguinal hernia repair with mesh a little over a year ago. However I have reduced sensation in the right side of my penis.?
Infrequent: Surgical complication but it will get better ...Read more
Had inguinal hernia repair w/ mesh ~2 weeks ago. Pain and swelling went away mostly but is starting to come back along with a small bulge. What to do?
Recurrence Unlikely: Especially when repaired with mesh (Still a distant possibility), most likely some fluid collection (serum) under the skin flap, which will disappear in couple of wks, call your surgeon for follow up care. ...Read more
Inguinal hernia repair 9 weeks ago, lichtenstein with mesh. I had an edema which is bigger now, maybe hydrocele? I will need surgery or is going to cure?
Post-op issues: If it is edema/swelling from the surgery, that may go away with medication and time and monitoring the area. If it is a hydrocele, it may need surgery, as... Simple hydroceles in children often go away without surgery, however, in adults, hydroceles usually do not go away on their own. If surgery is needed, it is an easy procedure with very good outcomes. ...Read more
Inguinal hernia repair 9 weeks ago, with mesh. Postop. Edema bigger now, maybe hydrocele? Little pain still. Why? I will need surgery or is going to cure?
Probably wait out...: Local surgical dissection and postoperative tissue reaction for healing may interfere venous and lymphatic drainage, leading to swelling in inguinal and scrotal region. Such takes time to resolve with unpredicable various pace, but is worthwhile to wait and see as long as slow and surely getting better day by day, because nothing can be done except infection. More? Ask surgeon timely. ...Read more
6 weeks after laparoscopic, bilateral inguinal hernia repair with mesh, should I still have significant swelling of the groin?
Talk to the surgeon: It is about the time the swelling will be subsiding, some times it may take little longer depending on the extent of dissection, speak to the surgeon. ...Read more
I had left inguinal hernia repair (mesh) 15 months ago. I still feel pain and discomfort in my groin. Should I seek a different/new surgeon?
Here are some. ..: The lingering pain after inguinal hernia repair with mesh may occasionally happen to few regardless of who is the surgeon. For the sake of personal sentiment, that you wish to find a "better" surgeon is understandable, but it's not necessary to find a better one. So, check out surgeon's reputation objectively before you move. Best luck. .. ...Read more
If mesh from inguinal hernia repair causes chronic pain. Can anything be done to fix it (other than painkillers)? Or will just have to live with it?
Injection/mesh remov: First, pain from inguinal hernia mesh usually improves significantly in the first 3 months after surgery and about 90% of patients with abnormal pain are free of pain at one year. Steroid injections are often helpful. If pain persists the ileoinguinal nerve, which is often the source of the pain, can be cut. If the pain remains severe mesh removal can be considered. ...Read more
I had left side inguinal hernia repair (incision/mesh) 9 weeks ago. Numbness in groin is fading, but I now have burning in testicle/incision area. Why?
Go for follow up: With your surgeon, will check you, as part of healing process, in couple of wks you will be fine. ...Read more
Inguinal hernia repair w/ PHS mesh in 2008. Since then, a hard lump has formed under the incision scar, and it's painful in 2015. Lipoma? Thoughts?
I had a right inguinal hernia repair with mesh plug and patch. I developed back pain that caused by my psoas and piriformis muscles that are always in?
Hard to connect: Psoas and piriformis are quite far away from the inguinal hernia repair. More likely to be separate pathology. Need more investigation into back. ...Read more
7 months after open mesh inguinal hernia repair occasional stabbing pain in area below scar when having sex, exercising or feeling gassy. Normal or no?
Closing the hole: An inguinal hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall in one or more of three locations in the groin. When the hole permits transit of intra-abdominal contents, and requires repair, most techniques occlude the hole with some type of mesh using either the most common open, or less common laparoscopic technique. ...Read more
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