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Inguinal Hernia Risks
Which is better risk, risk of recurrence in meshless open inguinal hernia surgery or risk of side effects from mesh.?
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
Not really: Testicular cancer risk could increase in case of undescended testicle that could be associated with hernia repairing the hernia and bringing the testicle down right around birth could decrease that chance but in later ages most likely testicle has to go while repairing the hernia because the risk is too much now regular hernia repair has no effect on testicular cancer. ...Read more
No: We know that people with inguinal hernias have abnormal connective tissue (types of collagen) more frequently than people without hernias. This suggests a genetic cause. There is no testing for this outside of research settings, and no other signs you can watch out for. Best to not worry about, and live normally. If you do happen to get a hernia, its something that can be fixed. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Relatively safe: Surgery, one of the most commonly performed , low risk ambulatory surgical procedure. Possible to have recurrence , rare instances possible to have persistent pains , testicular atrophy, speak to your surgeon for benefits and risks of the procedure. ...Read more
Here are some ...: This is a creative imagination. Clinically, I have never heard of it and realistically, there has been no imaginable cause which may connect to your concern because there is no risk to damage the testis except occasional unknown cut-off testicular artery may lead to testicular atrophy. ...Read more
Last June I had a mesh inserted to repair inguinal hernia. Now 37w pregn, how high is the risk of mesh rupturing, being displaced in vaginal delivery?
Should not: as mesh is a tension free repair , fibrous tissue grows around will not allow displacement of mesh , rare occasions can happen . Discuss with your OB doctor , issue will be which is safer to you and baby , not slight chance of recurrence of hernia. Choice is obvious , Good Luck ...Read more
I am 19 and I just had inguinal hernia surgery. What is my risk for developing blood clots. Can I reduce this?.
Low: Should be very low at your age unless you have other medical issues. ...Read more
I have an inguinal hernia. At what point should I stop living with it and insist it is fixed? It is gradually getting worse.
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