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  • LosAngeles82

    September 6, 2015 at 3:03 am

    Mesh Removal

    I had appendicitis this last June. I had a laparoscopic appendectomy with an umbilical hernia repair via sutures (very small hernia that was fixed in addition to the emergency appendectomy). After that surgery, my preexisting right inguinal hernia became worse and symptomatic. I could not sit or walk without hernia pain. I had no other systemic symptoms after that surgery and was fine minus the pain.

    I returned to the general surgeon who performed my appendectomy. He said the laparoscopic surgery made my hernia worse and so I asked if he could fix them (I had a left and right asymptomatic inguinal hernia since childhood, in addition to the recently fixed umbilical hernia). He suggested I wait six weeks from my appendectomy. He also suggested biologic mesh since I had a recent appendicitis.

    Before all of this, I was an active gym rat. I ate a very very healthy diet and had great health.