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On lovenox, (enoxaparin) surg. Tomorrow. Warfin lifer. Removing mesh from hernia placed 5mo ago. How long approx. Is this procedure?

On lovenox, (enoxaparin) surg. Tomorrow. Warfin lifer. Removing mesh from hernia placed 5mo ago. How long approx. Is this procedure?

Can't tell here: Would need much more detailed information. Where is the mesh? How large is the mesh? Where was the mesh placed and in what layer? Why is the mesh being removed? Infection history? What are the other medical conditions? Only your surgeon can tell you what surgery will be needed and how long surgery may take. ...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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Strong Pulling sensation one week after tension free mesh umbilical hernia repair? Is this normal?

Strong Pulling sensation one week after tension free mesh umbilical hernia repair?  Is this normal?

Wait and see: do not stretch your abdomen too much for next 2 to 3 wks for compete healing then only you know if hernia is recurring . ...Read more

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What can be cuasing my abdomen to swell and hurt almost 4 months after mesh ventral hernia repair?

What can be cuasing my abdomen to swell and hurt almost 4 months after mesh ventral hernia repair?

Seroma vs recurrence: Pain 4 months after ventral hernia repair is unusual and may be a sign of a recurrent hernia. Another less problematic cause is a seroma which is a fluid collection between the mesh and the skin which is inherent to some degree in almost a lll hernia cases but usually resolves within 2 months. ...Read more

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I had mesh lap. Hernia repair on 7/27 and just returned to work on 10/22 due to other medical issues and now my abdomen gets swells and hurts. Normal?

I had mesh lap. Hernia repair on 7/27 and just returned to work on 10/22 due to other medical issues and now  my abdomen gets swells and hurts. Normal?

I can't say it is...: There's so many questions i could ask, and although you're 3 months out from surgery, complications can arise. Pain is not uncommon especially after getting active again. Not sure what you mean, but a distended abdomen may be a sign of partial or early bowel obstruction (or a number of other things). If you're not passing gas, having cramping pain or nausea and vomiting, see your doc. ...Read more

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I am going to get open mesh ingunial hernia repair surgery this week. Will i be able to have sex after the surgery?

I  am going to get open mesh ingunial hernia repair surgery  this week. Will i be able to have sex after the surgery?

Yes: For open and laparoscopic inguinal hernia operations, i tell my patients to return to call mental activity as tolerated by pain. This is a variable amount of time, but usually most people after open inguinal hernia operations are back to normal activity at 2 to 3 weeks. If any complications arise, obviously this may not hold. There are also exceptions to this rule. Good luck! ...Read more

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I just had surgery on friday to remove mesh from hernia repair and now I am felling fatigue and clammy what is the problem?

I just had surgery on friday to remove mesh from hernia repair and now I am felling fatigue and clammy  what is the problem?

See your physician: If you have had recent surgery and you're now having systemic symptoms as you describe, you really need to contact your surgeon for further evaluation. For example, an early infection could potentially cause the symptoms you are describing. ...Read more

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