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Incisional hernia. Is the mesh uncomfortable?

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In brief: Depends

There are many types of mesh so part of the answer depends on what type of mesh is used some mesh is absorbable or partly absorbable so that can leave less foreign body.
Mostly i would answer this one no.

In brief: Depends

There are many types of mesh so part of the answer depends on what type of mesh is used some mesh is absorbable or partly absorbable so that can leave less foreign body.
Mostly i would answer this one no.
Dr. Scott Grover
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Dr. David Earle
Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

This depends on the type of mesh, and the technique and location of placement of the mesh.
Meshes that bridge a hernia defect should not be super lightweight, a technique common technique with a laparoscopic approach. I'd the defect is closed, a lighter weight mesh can be used more safely. Surgeons with interest in hernia disease are on the Americas Hernia Society website. Hope this helps!

In brief: Depends

This depends on the type of mesh, and the technique and location of placement of the mesh.
Meshes that bridge a hernia defect should not be super lightweight, a technique common technique with a laparoscopic approach. I'd the defect is closed, a lighter weight mesh can be used more safely. Surgeons with interest in hernia disease are on the Americas Hernia Society website. Hope this helps!
Dr. David Earle
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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care
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In brief: Can be.

Some people complain of pulling or tugging from the mesh.
Very rarely people have pain. Most people however do well with no complaints.

In brief: Can be.

Some people complain of pulling or tugging from the mesh.
Very rarely people have pain. Most people however do well with no complaints.
Dr. Erik Borncamp
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In brief: Usually not

Mesh that is placed in the proper location and with good technique should basically be imperceptible.
Currently used materials are thin and pliable, yet strong, so if placed well should be associated with a good repair and no discomfort related to the mesh.

In brief: Usually not

Mesh that is placed in the proper location and with good technique should basically be imperceptible.
Currently used materials are thin and pliable, yet strong, so if placed well should be associated with a good repair and no discomfort related to the mesh.
Dr. Michael Sawyer
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In brief: No.

Once you heal from the surgery, you shouldn't feel a thing.
The mesh should be placed inside the hernia for maximum effectiveness, and you can't feel it in there.

In brief: No.

Once you heal from the surgery, you shouldn't feel a thing.
The mesh should be placed inside the hernia for maximum effectiveness, and you can't feel it in there.
Dr. Scott Welker
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