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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

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

Unlikely: as the repair was done 4 Wks ago , collagen tissue already formed which keep the mesh in place , hoe ever call your surgeon for a follow up appointmennt do not do any heavy activity till your surgeons clears ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Umbilical Hernia (Definition)

Umbilical hernia is also known as Herniated belly button. 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


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58 year-old man had an umbilical hernia mesh repair 14 years ago, removed 6 years ago due to infection, and was repaired with a flap, but is now.....?

58 year-old man had an umbilical hernia mesh repair 14 years ago, removed 6 years ago due to infection, and was repaired with a flap, but is now.....?

Chronic pain: Pain is a pain, and it behaves very differently with different people. The longer you have a pain syndrome the more difficult it becomes to treat. If you have pain for over a few weeks, ask and treat. ...Read more

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I am having umbilical hernia repair mesh this monday. plan to have baby after waiting six months. can mesh cause problem for the baby..

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

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Is it normal to still have pain after 7 or so months after umbilical hernia repair with mesh?

Is it normal to still have pain after 7 or so months after umbilical hernia repair with mesh?

Maybe: Some intermittent, mild discomfort is common, but more severe pain is not. Call your surgeon for a follow up exam. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still have pain where you had a umbilical hernia repair with mesh?

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

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Strong Pulling sensation one week after tension free mesh umbilical hernia repair? Is this normal?

Strong Pulling sensation one week after tension free mesh umbilical hernia repair?  Is this normal?

Wait and see: do not stretch your abdomen too much for next 2 to 3 wks for compete healing then only you know if hernia is recurring . ...Read more

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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

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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.

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

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Im 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

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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?

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?

See your surgeon: It may be a small amount a fat or fluid superficial to the mesh - both of which are normal. It could represent a recurrent hernia as well - not normal. Best to get an exam by your surgeon to find out. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more