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  • drtowfigh

    January 7, 2016 at 6:22 am

    Mesh removal after hernia repair

    Hi and thanks for using the site to get insight and help. Your questions are likely those of others as well.

    The honest answer is we don’t really know. Everyone is different. On average, about 80% are no longer symptomatic from the inflammatory reaction caused by surgery and synthetic mesh after 3 months. And so where around 90-95% after 1 year. Most are asymptomatic within weeks to months. It’s unpredictable at this time who would fall into which category. Rates differ among different techniques, mesh products, genders, and surgeons.

    Anti inflammatory medications work the best. That includes ice, naproxen, ibuprofen, Celebrex, and others.

    Hip and back pain may be related to a hernia recurrence. It would be uncommon to be due to mesh itself.