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Doctor insights on: Removal Of Hernia Mesh Patch

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more


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How difficult a hernia mesh removal surgery is?

How difficult a hernia mesh removal surgery is?

Can be very involved: In any location it is difficult ; less so in groin position but ventral hernia infected mesh can become a big procedure especially if bowel is adherent to it. ...Read more

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What risks are involved in inguinal hernia mesh removal surgery?

What risks are involved in inguinal hernia mesh removal surgery?

Hernia mesh: Removal can be associated with pain, bleeding, and recurrence of hernia. ...Read more

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What is involved with mesh removal after inguinal hernia?

What is involved with mesh removal after inguinal hernia?

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

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Is hernia mesh removal surgery possible? If yes than can a general surgeon can do it or there are specialists?

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

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Is it common practice to cut through an old hiatal hernia mesh from previous op to perform laproscopic gallbladder removal resulting a hernia-redo?

Is it common practice to cut through an old hiatal hernia mesh from previous op to perform laproscopic gallbladder removal resulting a hernia-redo?

No: Performing a laparoscopic gallbladder removal would not affect anything near an old hiatal hernia repair. If there was a recurrence from the hiatal hernia, it almost certainly wasn't due to the gallbladder operation. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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

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

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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 gastroschisis at birth, many intestinal blockage removals, and my hiatal hernia mesh causes severe pain 10 yrs later. Vegan, uninsured. Advice?

Gastroschisis: Complicated history. Are you sure you have mesh from a hiatal hernia repair? That's relatively rare. Not an umbilical hernia? Hard to say what the pain is from. Scar tissue vs obstruction vs mesh. If you are in KY I would see dr. Josh steiner. ...Read more

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How likely is it that my hernia was repaired using that mesh patch?

How likely is it that my hernia was repaired using that mesh patch?

Very likely: Unless it was done before 1990's or it was a small umbilical hernia then most likely you have a mesh implanted. If you had an inguinal hernia repaired then it is almost 100% mesh repair. Kids are almost never repaired with mesh. ...Read more

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My wife had a spigelian hernia from college sports repaired via a mesh patch about 3 years ago. How should we approach her first pregnancy?

Nothing special: Should cause a problem at all. Let you OB know if she needs a c-section. Consider getting he old operative report. I have seen many women with prior mesh ventral hernia repairs do very well with pregnancy, and both vaginal delivery and c-section. Best of luck! ...Read more

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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?

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

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Symptoms after hernia and gallbladder removal?

Symptoms after hernia and gallbladder removal?

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

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Ventral hernia removal, no sex after?

Ventral hernia removal, no sex after?

No: Sex after a ventral hernia repair can occur once the patient is comfortable. It will not cause harm to the repair. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is a hernia normal after ovary removal?

Can you tell me is a hernia normal after ovary removal?

It can happen.: A hernia can occur after ovary removal, or any other abdominal surgery, but is not normal. Hernias are more common for people who are over-weight, people who are malnourished and people who return to rigorous physical activity too soon after surgery. ...Read more

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Please answer me. Is a hernia normal after ovary removal?

No, but...: How was your oophorectomy (ovarian removal) done, by big incision of through laparoscopy? Either way, incisional hernia may occur. For your individual detail, ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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Which surgery hurts more? Gallbladder removal or hernia

Which surgery hurts more? Gallbladder removal or hernia

Varies: Each person is different & depends if you are asking about open surgery or laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery may have less pain than an open inguinal or open ventral hernia. Highly variable from one person to another. ...Read more

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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?

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

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After removal of bladder and prostate because of bladder cancer, I have developed a parastomal hernia. Is this repairable.

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

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Can a hiatal hernia be seen with the laprascopic methods used during gall bladder removal?

Can a hiatal hernia be seen with the laprascopic methods used during gall bladder removal?

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

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Does it ever happen that a hiatal hernia be seen with the laprascopic methods used with gall bladder removal?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Not likely: Two weeks after surgery this is most likely postoperative pains. It should be improving every day and you can have some discomfort for 4-6 weeks. However if the pain is increasing and you start having fevers, nausea or vomiting then I recommend talking to your surgeon. ...Read more

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What causes a hernia in a female after abdominal surgery (lap band removal)? Incision is four steri strips long

Many factors: There are many factors that contribute to hernia formation after an operation, including a genetic predisposition, suturing technique, obesity, post-op activity level, immune system suppression, and infection to name a few. Hope you don't get a hernia. ...Read more

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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?

Maybe: I presume you had laproscopic surgery via you belly button, you may have a small suture granuloma or an small deep area of non healing wound in your incision site, follow up with your surgeon. ...Read more

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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

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

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My mom recently went through a incisional hernia operation and uterus removal a year back, what precautions she should take.?

My mom recently went through a incisional hernia operation and uterus removal a year back, what precautions she should take.?

None: Regarding the hernia repair, she should be able to live her life normally in terms of activity level. The hernia may come back, but it won't be her activity level that causes it. Especially after a year. ...Read more