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Mesh Used In Hernia Surgery
Traditional suture repair of inguinal hernia back in 2012. Hernia has recurred. Should I opt for open mesh repair or robotic laparoscopic?
Either: Both are equal and should remedy the problem ...Read more
There are a variety or several types of hernias, and many are repaired differently. A hernia is a weakness in the abdominal wall (such as inguinal, umbilical, incisional) or diaphragm (hiatal hernia). Surgery to repair the hernia can involve use of sutures, and possible use of mesh. Open or laparoscopic surgery can be a means to repair hernias, with laparoscopic ...Read more
Yes: It has been used for many years ; repeated studies show higher long term surgery repair success with the use of mesh. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Had 2 large ventral hernias repaired laproscopically. Double mesh 8x10 used in repair..2 large seromas formed. Having considerable pain 5 wks. Post op?
Hernia repair: Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair is actually a very painful procedure. Additionally, seromas are also very common, but usually reabsorb and are gone by 6 to 12 months. Any remaining fluid collection is usually not symptomatic and can typically be left alone. Sounds like you're progressing along a fairly typical postoperative course, but if you have any concerns, please don't hesitate to call your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could small recurrence of inguinal hernia be detected with ultrasound. (note repair done with mesh in open style)?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can be side effects and complications of biologic mesh used in recurrent hiatal hernia repair?
Few, but...: Biological mesh material actually goes away at it is replaced with your own connective tissue cells. There have been reports of this type of mesh eroding into the esophagus, but it is more likely to be technique related in my opinion, rather than caused by the material itself. It is biologically inert, so shouldn't cause any type of systemic reaction like an allergy. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could small recurrence of inguinal hernia be detected by ultrasound. (note surgery was done with mesh in open style)?
Hernia: A small recurrence could be detected by ultrasound, ct scan and/or physical exam. The lack of visualized hernia, though, doesn't necessarily mean that there is no recurrent hernia. These can be difficult to detect, even by experienced surgeon examiners. Discuss with a surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
M28, could sneezing and coughing 50 days after surgery cause to recur hernia(note it was large inguinal hernia, repaired with mesh in open style)?
Yes, it's possible: Anything that will raise the pressure in the abdomen can exert the same pressure on a hernia and cause it to recur, despite having just had a repair. While 50 days is right within the threshold of regaining maximal tissue strength, hernia repairs can fail at anytime. Even months or years later. Have your surgeon re-evaluate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any tests to check for inguinal hernia in a female? Short of surgery? Had hernia repaired with mesh and then mesh removed. Pain returned
My general surgeon says that very few people get reaction/infection from poly propylene mesh used in hernia surgery. Can any one give exact % ?
No: There is a similar response to all implanted foreign bodies, but the intensity and duration of the response are highly variable. Nobody has an allergic type of reaction, because polypropylene is inert. Infection is a different issue, but also should be in the less than 1% range for inguinal and <5% for ventral hernia repairs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Post Op: I would be very wary of any stranger willing to answer this question. Post Op instructions come from the surgeon responsible for your care. You were given specific instructions about your post operative healing time and when you can resume normal activities. I would refer you back to those instructions or to the surgeon responsible for your care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had larcoscopic hernia surgery 5 weeks ago and I still feel pain that was similar to what I had prior to surgery. How easy is it to reopen he mesh?
Surgical consult: with operting surgeon is necessary.Get a more detailed answer ›
28 male, planning for indirect hernia surgery. Please advise which brand/product mesh would be best for me . My rt. Ing. Hetrnia is of apple size.?
Hernia mesh product: Hernia surgery is one of the most common general surgical procedures performed in today's world. It can be performed in an open or a laparoscopic fashion, with mesh, or with suture. And, currently, there are over 20 different mesh products on the market that come in a variety of shapes, sizes, materials. It is often a game time decision as to which product the surgeon choices. All are good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is blood in my semen. I got a hernia surgery done(without mesh) 10 days ago.Will it heal on its own, and will my semen become clear again?
Most likely: Blood in semen (hematospermia) is a common disorder. However, it is uncommon after hernia surgery. Most patients with hematospermia have self-limited symptoms (it gets better on its own). But, since you have a recent operation, you should see your surgeon for a complete evaluation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I had umbilical hernia surgery march of last yr. No mesh.I still have a little knot there. What is it? Also have mild strange feeling there. Any help?
I hav done paraumbilical hernia surgery using mesh. Nw it's 3 weeks. And the mesh part seems to b hard nw. Will the fats in that part go if I excercis?
No: the scar will soften but the fat will not return ...Read more
My penis is shorter after hernia surgery using a mesh. Will this problem correct itself. Can someone please give me a real answer back. ?
Possibly swelling: This may be due to postoperative swelling around the base of the penis and in the scrotum and should resolve with time. Have never seen this be a long term problem. As always, check with the surgeon who did the operation if it persists. ...Read more
Male 29, had rt. Ing. Indirect hernia surgery 9 days back, now feeling raised area under suture line, could this be due to mesh or due to sutures?
Had umbilical hernia surgery with mesh 4 weeks ago and need to b able to lift 69 lbs and i tried and it hurt bad. i go back to work in 4 days???????
Male 28, i feel bad when i came to know that my rt inguinal large hernia surgery with mesh was not done by the head of department rather by his intern?
Good outcome?: It is likely that the head directed an intern in the procedure. This occurs in training centers as there is no other way to teach trainees who might be your doctor in the future. However, the head ensures that everything that is done is how he/she wants it. It is the responsiblitiy of your surgeon to ensure that the outcome is the same. In most operations, there is an assistant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have have had 5 hernia surgery and one mesh rejection surgey. I am having pain again after my last surgery 4 mths ago and the hospital found another umbicial. I'm having the same pain as I did when the mesh rejected. Is this fixable or will I have to deal
Serious hernia issue: Over the internet we can not really advise. Best to seek in person second opinions... ...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
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