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Had rt inguinal surgery with mesh, they threw mesh box/wrapper into trash , on my insistence they told me its ethicon prolene mesh. Is this enough ?
Do i need to know for future reference what kind of mesh used in ing. Hernia repair? They told me it is called ethicon prolene mesh. Is this enough.
Yes: What's just as important is the technique. Ethicon makes more than one type of mesh for inguinal hernia repair. If you were to ever need repeat hernia repair (unlikely), it would be helpful to have the operative report for the surgeon to review. Sounds like you have enough info for everything else. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had rt inguinal open with prolene mesh surgery of large hernia 11hrs back, now have fever of 100.2 f. Is this normal? How much temperature is normal?
Yes: Normally, temperatures under 100.5 f are considered normal post operative temps. However, the real question is how your wound looks -- is there redness around your wound that seems to be growing larger and larger? Is there fluid draining from your wound? More than likely you are just fine. Let your doctor know, since there are some questions that he/she should ask via a conversation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had open inguinal surgery with ethicon prolene mesh, on first day got fever which peaked 101f but came to 99 but taking panadol (acetaminophen) 500 mg x3, is this ok?
Fever: The fever is concerning, ok to use tylenol (acetaminophen). Your team will monitor you for infection/seroma/hematoma. Continue to take your temperature daily and record it for your doc/surgeon. Call your surgeon if your fever recurs (above 102). Make sure you go to your post operative appointment and bring your temperature recordings. The mesh is standard for this operation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
M28, had inguinal hernia surgery with prolene mesh, 45 days back. At that time my ESR was 2 and now it is 31, could this be from reaction to mesh.
M31,which is better mesh option for inguinal hernia surgery. Ethicon prolene or Ethicon Ultrapro. Or any other you recommend. Thanks?
Not really.: It's common for skin to grow over sutures. It may make them a little more difficult to remove, and the area may have to be numbed up a bit in order to remove them, but it's nothing to be concerned about. You may wish to call your surgeon and ask if he/she wants to take the sutures out a bit sooner than planned. ...Read more
"it was circumferencially dissected with right angled forceps and then ligated with #0 prolene, 2 strands. The thrill disapearred upon ligating the pda." what does this discharge summary mean ?
Correct treatment: Patent ductus arteriosus (pda) is a congenital disorder in the heart wherein a baby's ductus arteriosus (connection between two heart chambers) fails to close after birth. A "thrill" is a vibration that tells the doctor that a PDA is present. When the PDA was closed, the thrill disappeared, meaning that the treatment was successful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on type: Vaginal mesh slings, widely considered the standard of treatment for stress urinary incontinence, have a complication rate of less than 5-8% generally. Vaginal mesh "kits" used for pelvic organ prolapse surgery (to fix bulges within the vagina from the bladder/rectum or prolapse of the vaginal cuff after hysterectomy) have been found to have a complication rate of around 20-30%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get a steamer: A hand held steamer is an easy way to clean and sanitize irregular shaped objects or those with sensitive fabrics.The jet of steam cools quickly after contact but provides enough water to aid while wiping down the fabric with a clean towel.The models I use shoot out a stream of steam under pressure and make short work of toys and locations. ...Read more
No: If the umbilical hernia is small enough then it can be repaired without the placement of mesh in the right low risk patient. However, mess is used more often because the hernias are usually larger and in the right cases the use of mesh reduces the risk of recurrence. Best is to discuss your particular case with your general or plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Mesh Complications: Depending on the type of mesh used (i.e., sling for incontinence or larger mesh kits for prolapse) the symptoms can include: difficulty urinating, urinary infections, pelvic pain, pain during intercourse, bleeding with/after intercourse, vaginal mesh exposure, mesh erosion into other organs, pain with bowel movements. For slings, the complication rate is low ~ 5-10%. High for mesh kits ~30-35%. ...Read more
Only if symptomatic: Generally, the majority of women who had a mesh sling or mesh for prolapse placed are doing fine without any issues. However, anywhere from 5-25% of patients can develop symptoms such as vaginal/pelvic pain, pain with sex, vaginal mesh exposure, bleeding, abnormal urination, or other issues which require further evaluation, and in some cases, vaginal mesh revision/ removal surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is so much info about complications from mesh for prolapse. Do tissue slings present same possible problems?
Not exactly: Most of the news about mesh right now applies to large surgeries for pelvic organ prolapse. In these surgeries large pieces of mesh are used to fix large defects. For a urethral sling a very small piece of urethral mesh is typically placed in a very limited area. Mesh erosions for urethral slings are rare and not usually complicated to repair. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What are some non mesh alternatives for a sling. With all of the problems with intravaginal mesh, want to avoid its use?
With continuing concerns re: intravaginal mesh, why is it still used frequently for slings. New slings to soon to determine long term safety?
Acceptable Risk: The "failure rate" of the intravaginal mesh is only about 4%. The commercials on tv advertising class-action lawsuits makes the failure rate seem much higher. There are risks to every surgery and surgical device use. It's best to discuss pros and cons with one's physician on an individual basis. ...Read more