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Umbilical Hernia Mesh Complications
Was recovering very well from umbilical hernia mesh repair 4 weeks ago, masterbated the other day now site very painful when stretching, bending??? could that have done damage
This is a hole in the abdominal wall at the belly button, the location of the umbilical cord during fetal development. It usually closes by itself as it fills with scar tissue. Infants with a hernia here usually resolve by age 4-5. Adults may develop a hole here for unknown reasons, and will see a lump under the skin ("outie") where intra-abdominal contents have ...Read more
Had lypo mesh for big umbilical hernia 8 weeks ago. I now have a seroma almost as big. Dr. Says 18 months to resolve, will not drain. Is this ok?
Yes: Most of these go away. Draining introduces the possibility of infection. Waiting is fine. ...Read more
Depends: It depends what kind of mesh was used; talk with your surgeon to find out and how long it will take to be reabsorbed by your body. ...Read more
Yes, mild pain: It is normal to have mild pain, especially with strenuous activity, at the site of an umbilical hernia repair for a few weeks after surgery. Severe pain, or pain lasting longer, is unusual. If the pain is severe, and especially if there is a bulge in that area, you should see the surgeon promptly to make sure that the hernia has not recurred. ...Read more
Maybe: Some intermittent, mild discomfort is common, but more severe pain is not. Call your surgeon for a follow up exam. ...Read more
Strong Pulling sensation one week after tension free mesh umbilical hernia repair? Is this normal?
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 am having umbilical hernia repair mesh this monday. Plan to have baby after waiting six months. Can mesh cause problem for the baby..
Should be fine: It will almost certainly be fine. I have seen women get pregnant after mesh ventral and umbilical hernia repair with a couple different techniques and mesh and they were fine. Both mother and baby. You will want to get the operative report and discuss with your OB however in the event you need a c-section. A smaller mesh done with the open technique may be bwtter for this. Hope this helps! ...Read more
How long after a Umbilical hernia non mesh surgery can I start weight lifting, provided I start slowly? Can pain or discomfort be my guide?
I had open umbilical hernia repair without mesh done 24 days ago. I have little pain but feel ill, headaches, fainty. This is mostly at night.
Umbilical hernia: Does the site hurt, is it s red, swollen, tender, discharge? If yes call the doctor immediately in the AM. If not would still seek medical attention over next 24-48 hours, may be subclinical infection, or reflux, h pylori, as these entities would explain the headache (from reflux to the sinuses and malaise. faintness.. ...Read more
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???????
Recheck with DR: Best to recheck with the DR who did the operation. ...Read more
I have cirrhosis. I had an umbilical hernia repaired w/o mesh over a year ago. Now I have leakage from my navel. How serious is this?
Serious: The leakage could indicate an underlying infection and/or failure of the repair. I would definitely recommend returning to your surgeon for re-evaluation. ...Read more
Why is some points have some pain in. My para umbilical hernia surgery repaired by mesh. This is eighth day. When will the pain go away.?
More time needed: It can take 4-6 weeks to feel normal, and even then it can still be noticeable with certain movements. ...Read more
1 small BM 7 1/2 hours after Mg Citrate - mod. Constipation - past 2 weeks. Eating normally. Umbilical hernia repair with mesh in late July.?
I had the hernia mesh put in for a double hernia in 2005. Now it has balled up in my groin and twisted in my stomach from a umbilical hernia.?
Only 1 small BM 7 1/2 hours after Mg Citrate - mod. Constipation - past 2 weeks. Eating normally. Umbilical hernia repair with mesh in late July.?
I'm 3 months post an umbilical hernia repair with mesh. I've had a small seroma and discharge for over a month. He has cauterized it &discharge is brown?
Old blood: It is very common to have some bleeding under the skin after an operation. That can collect there and is called a hematoma. Old blood turns a brownish color as it resolves. If it smells foul, there could be an infection. It should be healed by now, bit sometimes tales a little longer. Stick with you're surgeon for regular visits until healed, or inquire about another opinion. ...Read more
I had a laparoscopic umbilical hernia repair with mesh 2 months ago & there's a lump that disappears when I lay down like before. Should I be worried?
What do you suggest if my child had umbilical hernia repair with mesh. Now she is having unexplained swelling of lips and face.?
Unknown: Unexlained swelling of lips and face suggests an allergic reaction, and should be seen right away by your pediatrician or an emergency room. Whether or not it has anything to do with the hernia repair would depend on when it was done. There are no known true allergies to synthetic mesh products, as they do not invoke an immune response. They can have problems though, so call the surgeon as well. ...Read more
Could use your help docs! My daughter had umbilical hernia repair with mesh. Now she is having unexplained swelling on her face?
Swelling.: Although swelling of the face, in the absence of other symptoms, suggests an allergic reaction, allergy to mesh is extremely uncommon. I suggest a combined consultation and evaluation both with your family physician or pediatrician as well as her surgeon. Her symptoms may or may not be related to her recent surgery and a thorough evaluation and consultation is necessary to sort things out. ...Read more
Had umbilical hernia surgery in December I got mesh put in I am having pain above my belly button and some on the left of my belly button?
Consult your Surgeon: He is the best on to evaluate your situation ...Read more
Can too much beer damage/ruin an umbilical hernia surgery if it was 2 1/2 weeks post op? (Small hernia/no mesh/open repair) 22 y.o 180 lb male
Very much so if-: -U vomited. That give a very high increase in intra- abdominal pressure. That is something that would B a no no. ...Read more
Hi doctor. I had umbilical hernia of 5mm repaired without mesh 3 weeks back. I hAve a baby of 6 mnths n I carry him. I have sharp burning n stabbing t?
Mgt: It is best to not put pressure on the area while it is healing. If you can cradle your baby instead, it may relieve the pain. ...Read more
I had umbilical hernia repair with mesh 2 years ago, can weight loss from my abdomen damage the repair?
Hernia repair: It should help the repair by taking pressure off the site. ...Read more
My daughter had umbilical hernia repair with mesh. Now she is having unexplained swelling of lips and face. Could these be related?
Doubtful: It depends on when the hernia was repaired in relation to the start of symptoms. If the operation was yesterday, she could be having an allergic reaction to some medication. If it was months to years ago, there is certainly no relation, as the mesh does not cause allergic type reactions. May be best to see her primary care provider to help sort it out. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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