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Removal Of Hernia Mesh Patch
I had insional (sorry for my spelling) hernia removal with mesh a month ago and I am still feeling quite a bit of pain from the mesh. Is this normal?
Post op: Some discomfort comes with healing but I would re check with surgeon to see if it is "normsl" pain of healing. ...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 more
Is hernia mesh removal surgery possible? If yes than can a general surgeon can do it or there are specialists?
Remove mesh: If mesh becomes infected, it should be removed. Typically, wound care and antibiotic treatment is done first. If that fails then the decision to remove mesh is made. Mesh removal for other reasons is often not recommended due to lack of benefit compared to the surgical risk. ...Read more
Is it common practice to cut through an old hiatal hernia mesh from previous op to perform laproscopic gallbladder removal resulting a hernia-redo?
Had inguinal hernia mesh removal hernia was left, now pain while doing pushups and situps for pt test, should I avoid these for rest of my career?
See your surgeon: You may have symptoms from the recurrent or residual remaining hernia, or the pain you had previously was not resolved with mesh removal surgery. May need another surgery. May need anesthesia pain management injections if the hernia has not recurred. Needs a new physical exam with your surgeon. ...Read more
Two hernia surgery lst year in apr for repair and dec for mesh removal. I now have numb tingling, burning outer thigh and hurts to touch plus discolor?
Nerve Pain: After the initial hernia repair there is always a risk of nerve injury. When someone has gone through two inguinal surgeries there is a very high likelihood of injury to the ilioinguinal and genitofemoral nerve. This can lead to numbness and tingling of the inner thigh and medial groin area. There is also a risk of abscess or fluid collection which can lead to the discoloration. See UR Surgeon ...Read more
6 yrs ago abdominal lipoma. Vertical cut-3 hernia surgeries after last surg. Placed mesh and last wk much discomfort. What's next? Following the removal of my abdominal tumor, I developed a hernia 3 months later- had laproscopic hernia repair. Few months la
See your surgeon: If the problem is discomfort, it may not be related to the hernia, rather scar tissue. If you think the hernia is back, see a surgeon with experience in abdominal wall reconstruction, including perforator soaring techniques for "component separation". Not sure what you need however without a complete evaluation - history, exam, review old records and ct scans. ...Read more
I had gastroschisis at birth, many intestinal blockage removals, and my hiatal hernia mesh causes severe pain 10 yrs later. Vegan, uninsured. Advice?
I had a right inguinal hernia repair with mesh plug and patch. I developed back pain that caused by my psoas and piriformis muscles that are always in?
Hard to connect: Psoas and piriformis are quite far away from the inguinal hernia repair. More likely to be separate pathology. Need more investigation into back. ...Read more
Soreness: After laparoscopic gallbladder removal, lap hernia, or open hernia, there will be, of course, some temporary post op pain. This will be easily managed with ice, antiinflammatory meds, and pain meds. No dietary restriction after gallbladder out. Lifting restriction from 1-3 weeks, per your surgeon. After that, you'll have no activity restrictions, but some residual soreness. Good luck. ...Read more
Just diagnosed with hernia 2 inch above bellybutton after gallbladder removal 3 month ago. Do I avoid any particular exercises while waiting for op?
Hmmmm: Avoid any exercise that tense up abd muscle such as abdominal crunch, sit up or prolong straining. ...Read more
I have incisional hernia from old emergency appendix removal on & off light pain 4 over a year surgeon says lose 20lbs and wait why? Is this right?
He may: ...Want to correct the defect and would like to lose the wait to properly assess the condition as well do a better on you. If I would suffer from pain I would certainly try to lose the weight to help him help you! ...Read more
After removal of bladder and prostate because of bladder cancer, I have developed a parastomal hernia. Is this repairable.
Yes: A parastomal hernia is a type of incisional hernia that occurs adjacent to the stoma and is not an uncommon complication after any type of ostomy surgery. Most patients are asymptomatic. Surgical repair is avoided in most patients with no or mild symptoms because of the high recurrence rates and pts. Are educated about the signs and symptoms of strangulation which require immediate attention. ...Read more
Not Necessarily: Only if the left lobe of the liver is held up out of the way. This is rarely done during routine gall bladder surgery. ...Read more
Does it ever happen that a hiatal hernia be seen with the laprascopic methods used with gall bladder removal?
Not usually: When doing a Lap Chole we don't usually see the top of the stomach. You would have to dissect the top of the stomach and look at the junction of the diaphram to be able to see a hiatal hernia, unless it was extrememly large. The only part you see of the stomach is the greater curvature during a Lap Chole. ...Read more
Sharp pain behind middle of ribs. Lost 30 lbs Was diagnosed with gastritis and hiatal hernia. GBEF came back 7% they suggest removal of GB. Thoughts?
Better follow doc: Sounds like you better take the advice of your doctor. You know there are not many details here but a 30 pound weight loss is concerning ...Read more
I had a double hernia removal two days ago and my bowels still aren't functioning. I've taken miralax (polyethylene glycol) for over 24 hours and still nothing. Its this a?
Postop constipation: This is likely a combination between postop ileus and constipation from narcotic use. I recommend minimizing the hydrocodone, drinking plenty of fluids, and trying milk of magnesium twice each day until a bm is achieved. If you stop passing flatus or begin vomiting you will need to be seen by your physician. ...Read more
I had my gallbladder removed two weeks ago, along with a hernia on my belly button. I'm having sharp pains under my right rib and at my belly button, could this be something else besides the removal of my gallbladder?
What causes a hernia in a female after abdominal surgery (lap band removal)? Incision is four steri strips long
Had laposcopic surgery for gallbladder removal & hernia repair in dec since I have had bad belly button odor that I never had. Is this related?
6months post op hardware removal (due to staph) outside of leg is always numb. Possible to repair the damage? Also the muscle hernia on top same leg
Nerve damage: If the nerve was not severed, but only damaged it is possible that over a lengthy time period the sensation may return gradually, but perhaps not. A muscle hernia may require surgical repair. Why don't you discuss this with the orthopedic surgeon who removed your hardware? Good luck. ...Read more