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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.

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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.

Very unlikely: Prolene is polypropylene, very inert and non reactive. Elevated ESR to that level can be caused by any inflammatory condition. You should look to another source for this lab test abnormality. ...Read more

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M31,which is better mesh option for inguinal hernia surgery. Ethicon prolene or Ethicon Ultrapro. Or any other you recommend. Thanks?

M31,which is better mesh option for inguinal hernia surgery. Ethicon prolene or Ethicon Ultrapro. Or any other you recommend. Thanks?

Surgery: Once you and the surgeon have decided that it is necessary to have an operation they will determine the best type of surgery with you including the best mesh option for your particular case. ...Read more

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My skin is growing over my stitches, they are prolene(non dissolving). Should I be worried?

My skin is growing over my stitches, they are prolene(non dissolving). Should I be worried?

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

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"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 ?

"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 more

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How dangerous really is vaginal mesh?

How dangerous really is vaginal mesh?

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 more

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How can you clean an old mesh playpen ?

How can you clean an old mesh playpen ?

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