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Ingunial Hernia Infection Hard Incision
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Why would the end of a hernia wound incision open(5mm) 1 year after an inguinal abdominal hernia operation?
Edges rolled: The skin did not heal.and infection can do it too. See your surgeon. ...Read more
Hernia/w mesh repair 6mths ago When coughing feel big lump pop out where hernia & mesh are Is this normal I have History of hernia going through mesh.
Laparoscopic repair: Laparoscopic incisional hernia is repair of a hernia associated with a surgical incision by means of laparoscopic techniques. This entails use of small incisions, trocars, instruments that are placed through the trocars and repair of the hernia with the use of synthetic mesh or a biologic graft. Suture reapair is also possible but is typically reinforced by the mesh or graft. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually easy: It depends on how big the hernia is and if you have had many previous abdominal surgeries. The surgeon can fix the hernia open (single incision) or laparoscopically (multiple small incisions). The surgery is usually very straightforward. Most patients go home the same day. The surgery is very common. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends : One possibility is that your hernia came back immediately. ( not good but rare ). More commonly there is old blood or fluid (seroma) there that feels like a hernia but will eventually be reabsorbed and go away. Your surgeon should be able to tell you. And Ultrasound or CT scan can help if unsure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have reducable lump 5 weeks post laparo inguinal mesh repair. Identical to original hernia. Thoughts?
Post-op pain common: Talk to your surgeon! tell him/her what's going on. You're the best judge of how much pain you can tolerate but let your surgeon know. S/he should have warned you about post-op pain as well as potential complications. Check back in w/your surgeon to be sure your pain isn't due to bleeding, infection or repair gone bad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: After any surgery, a ridge develops where the incision is. This is called the proud or healing ridge and slowly disappears over a four month period. In a some patients it is quite pronounced and causes concern. If you have any question about your wound, you need to see your surgeon. ...Read more
Inguinal Hernia-Mesh repair 2 moths ago constipated/strained a LOT to defecate, dull pain in inguinal and perineal region 1 week. Bothersome?
Normal: Early after a surgical procedure, the tissue under the incision feels hard for up to several weeks. Surgeons refer to this as a "healing ridge". If the hard lump is large and visible however, there could be a collection of blood (hematoma) or fluid (seroma), both if which should resolve on their own. See your surgeon for an exam to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Besides a larger incision site what is the difference between open hernia repair and laparscopic hernia repair?
Lap is from behind.: The open approach is an anterior approach or one that repairs the hernia through the skin incision above the hernia. The laparoscopic repair is a posterior approach to the hernia . This technique from behind the hernia inlapherently has the advantage of a wider overlap of patch material which yields a lower recurrence rate in many cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See Surgeon.: Best to be seen by your surgeon who is in the position to accurately diagnose and advise treatment for the “large mass”. If it is a residual "mass" from a hematoma, time and the use of warm compresses may be all that is necessary. Sometimes, aspiration or drainage may be necessary. It will be important to rule out ( physical examination) recurrence of the hernia. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It may not be...: Inguinal hernia repair is technically challenging, open or laparoscopic. The laparoscopic repair is relatively new and not all surgeons are comfortable performing repair this way. Statistically, the failure rate of open hernia repair is between 1-5% depending on sugeon expertise. Conversely, laparoscopic failure is much higher up to 10% and more depending on experience. More experience=less failur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
How can I know where the infection is coming from? 4 weeks post large incisional hernia repair with infected fluid drainage. Mesh or tissue?
Possibly both: It is exceedingly hard to determine if a post-operative infection spares any prosthetic material that was implanted, including mesh; if the infection approaches the material, we assume it is infected. Due to the risk of treatment failure if infected foreign material is left in place, it is generally recommended by id to remove any prosthetic material in these situations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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