On Dec 10 I had laproscopic surgery for a linguinal hernia; it failed, and on Dec 20 I had open surgery; I now have mesh on both the inside and outside of the hernia, and a 'plug' in between.
I also have a serious problem; I cannot sit comfortably. It feels like I have a piece of plywood in me, and when I sit, it presses hard in to my groin, resulting in iritation that makes sitting very uncomfortable. I sit on pads, or the edge of chairs. By evening, the area under my scar feelslike it is in a big knot! The irritation is now expanding to nerve issues in my leg!
Has anyone experienced similar issues? How were they resolved?
I had the surgery at Cleveland clinic in Florida, and they cannot diagnose what is wrong; they refered my to the Hernai Clinic of Miami. But this clinic does not accept my insurance. So, I am looking for recommendations for a good experinced Hernia Clinic anywhere in the eastern half of the U.S.
Hey, I had an inguinal hernia repair as well with mesh. Although I haven't experienced exactly what you are describing, I did have post op pain for the next two years. This past March I had to go back in and have the mesh removed completely. It sucked because the first surgery obviously didn't go too well. But it's much better now and so far no recurring hernia! I know this probably doesn't help much, but I found reversing the surgery was the only option for me. Best of luck, cheers.
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I had a Laparoscopic bilateral balloon hernia repair (Mesh stapled to peritoneum) to repair inguinal hernias on both sides in 25001. The repair was quick and I spent two weeks in bed (the claim that you are up and about same day are a long bit exagerated). My penis was sore and black&blue for about a month after the operation and it burned on peeing. The area took one year to become free of pain but ever since I have suffered from leg pains and cramps. about five years after than I started having pains in scrotum and hardness like the hernia was back. this passed after two weeks and recurred about every 3 to 6 mos. I am again diagnosed with hernias and have been told the mesh repair has failed. While researching online carefully and avoiding the sales pitched from doctors I found that the mesh usually fails withing 10 yrs and the repair is often redone with another mesh which increases the chance of another failure.
Why the medical profession is pushing a repair that is know to fail is beyond me.
I am no searching for a more permanent solution under pressure. New searches online only show 100 pages of doctors selling the procedure as the salvation of the masses. You have to be very selective and persistent to find data and people discussisng their hernia failures and disappointments with the mesh.
From a friend's experience who found a very good option:
By taking out a health carecredit loan and finding a 'no mesh hernia repair' clinic, he did his proper research about the doctors, and he bypassed his insurance that only pays for mesh. Flew to Las Vegas, had the surgery and has no mesh. They repair the tried and true 'old' way. You can research, but I think they also repair failed repairs.
He is so glad he did. He said it was worth every cent.
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