Which is better risk, risk of recurrence in meshless open inguinal hernia surgery or risk of side effects from mesh.?

Mesh is better. Most of us surgeons agree and the literature is pretty clear, that hernia recurrence rates without mesh are much higher while the risks of using mesh are quite low.
Side effects. Side effects of mesh are very low. Not sure what concerns of mesh you have. Possible rare risk of chronic discomfort. Increased risk of hernia recurrence without mesh. Ask your surgeon their experience & recommendations.
Mesh better. While this is not absolute due toy the highly variable nature of clinical medicine, complication related to mesh are very few, but can be serious. It is usually not however because of the mesh, rather the technique in which it is used.

Related Questions

I had open inguinal hernia surgery on my left side without mesh four weeks ago. I have been having burning & stabbing pain in groin with a dull ache?

Probably normal. These types of "tension" repairs are often associated with pain for 4-6 weeks. On rare occasions, chronic pain of varying levels can develop. If you think something is wrong, see your surgeon for a follow up exam. If you're not satisfied, consider a second opinion from a surgeon interested in hernia disease - you can find one on the Americas Hernia Society website. Hope this helps! Read more...
Followup. Follow up with your surgeon for further care. If you are still unwell you need to be reviewed. All the best. Read more...
Trajectory of pain? If your pain is gradually getting better, I wouldn't worry about it yet. It should continue to improve. If it is worsening, see your surgeon. If it is not changed compared to prior to your operation, it might be due to something else. Your surgeon can help direct you the right direction. Read more...

I had left inguinal hernia surgery (open repair without mesh) in 2010. I feel pain at surgical side only when I ejaculate. What could be the reason?

Spermatic cord . The spermatic cord may be compressed. This structure carries sperm from the testicle to the prostate, and travels through the area of the hernia repair. Treatment may require surgical revision, but it may be a simple as a steroid injection. Get an appointment with the surgeon who did it or another general surgeon for evaluation. Read more...
See surgeon. Scar tissue may be compressing the spermatic cord, so see the surgeon for evaluation and treatment. Read more...

I had an inguinal hernia surgery (open repair with mesh) in 2010.I feel pain in surgical side when I ejaculate. My MRI report is normal. What to do?

See a urologist. A urologist can possibly help to get to a diagnosis. I've never seen a patient with this specific complaint after hernia surgery, so i could only theorize that the tube carrying the sperm from your testicle to the penis is trapped or injured in some way during the surgery. Read more...

I had a left inguinal hernia surgery (open repair) without mesh in 2010. From a year when I ejaculate I feel pain & weakness at surgical side. Reason?

Hard to say. There are several issues which could be the cause of this. When a hernia done you tend to form scar, with or without a mesh. It could be that your vas deferens or the nerves in your groin are entrapped in scar which could cause pain. As far as feeling weakness i'm not sure what that means. I suggest you see your doctor or your surgeon for another opinion. Read more...
Post Hernia Pain , There are many causes of chronic pain in the area of prior inguinal hernia repair. The risk has been reported about 6% regardless of the method of repair ; whether or not mesh is used. Irritation of nerves in this area, inflammation of scar tissue ; adjacent structures, ; even recurrence of the hernia are all possible causes. Complete exam/eval by an experienced hernia surgeon is needed in cases. Read more...

Had an inguinal hernia surgery open repair with mesh in 2010, feel pain at surgical side after masturbating but don't feel pain after wet dream reason?

Pain. Pain can be related to a mechanical fixable problem (hernia) and/or it can be related to conditions not mechanical. The difference in your pain, when you are sleeping versus awake indicates you may benefit from non-surgical, non-narcotic pain management. Be well. Okay to check in with your health care team. Read more...

I had an inguinal hernia surgery 3 years back. I feel pain in surgical side whenever I ejaculate. No recurrence. How can I find if repair is damaged?

Hernia recurrence. Unfortunately pain years after a hernia repair in the groin does occur. First a recurrence of hernia should be ruled out. If physical exam is negative for hernia, then a dynamic us of the abdominal wall is useful, low risk, low cost imaging. If us is negative, then injections with a pain specialist can both help and provide diagnostic information. Mri is not incorrect, but also not likely to help. Read more...
Probably scar tissue. The testicle obtains its blood supply and drains the sperm thru the spermatic cord, that runs through the inguinal canal, which is mobilized as part of the hernia repair. The pain during ejaculation is likely due to some scar tissue around the spermatic cord as part of the hernia repair and is not likely due to hernia recurrence. If very symptomatic, reoperation may be necessary. Read more...

Bodybuilding after open inguinal hernia surgery without mesh?

Should wait. 6 weeks. Just be mindful that to exercise as tolerated to prevent recurrent. Read more...
Follow your surgeon. The reason surgeons recommend waiting 6 weeks is to allow the repair to heal and gain its strength. If you over stress the repair too soon, you could rip it apart. Good luck. Read more...

I had open inguinal hernia surgery with no mesh, it's been 5 weeks, is it ok to start working out lightly? I have been taken off restrictions by my dr

Progress slowly. It's a little unusual in the US to undergo open inguinal surgery these days without mesh and the chances of a recurrent hernia are higher without mesh. Start exercising lightly and slowly progress over a couple of weeks. By 8 weeks your tissues will likely be 70-75% healed but the important thing to remember is to not suddenly increase your activities. Read more...