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What happen to the mesh which is used in inguinal hernia repair?Is it safe?

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In brief: Incorporates

The mesh used for inguinal hernias has been safe for most patients with several decades of experience.
They remain inert but is intimately attached to the body with scar tissue. Very occasionally they can irritate the surrounding tissues or cause pain when too much scar tissue is incited. Theorized potential for increased infection has not been seen. It is safe.

In brief: Incorporates

The mesh used for inguinal hernias has been safe for most patients with several decades of experience.
They remain inert but is intimately attached to the body with scar tissue. Very occasionally they can irritate the surrounding tissues or cause pain when too much scar tissue is incited. Theorized potential for increased infection has not been seen. It is safe.
Dr. Benjamin Kim
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Dr. Joey Bluhm
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In brief: Causes scaring

The mesh is there for the rest of a patient's life unless it is removed through surgery.
The mesh causes an inflammatory reaction at the location of the mesh to create scar tissue. This prevents the hernia from recurring. It is safe when placed properly.

In brief: Causes scaring

The mesh is there for the rest of a patient's life unless it is removed through surgery.
The mesh causes an inflammatory reaction at the location of the mesh to create scar tissue. This prevents the hernia from recurring. It is safe when placed properly.
Dr. Joey Bluhm
Dr. Joey Bluhm
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