Reply To: Seeking Advice for Chronic Pain
Your situation is a bit complicated and really requires a surgeon to carefully get a detailed history, review your images to confirm they weren’t misread, and examine you with a few things in mind:
1. How many tacks did you have put in? Are the areas of your pain related to the tacks? Too many tacks can either individually cause pain or can cause muscle spasm
2. Did you have a tight repair? In other words, is the mesh placed too tightly, not allowing you to stretch backwards? Mesh shrinks, so if it is already placed too tightly, then once it starts to shrink, it can be even tighter, hence the pain and/or hunching down.
3. Where is the mesh as compared to your bladder? Is it laying on the bladder, causing symptoms?
Sorry that I don’t know anyone in Texas to help you. I just operated on 3 patients from Texas this month for mesh-related problems.