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  • drtowfigh

    September 21, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Dear A2ZTXMOM,

    Sorry your son has pain. It is very important to determine the exact cause of the pain before delving into invasive procedures. Mesh removal is always possible, and best performed in the hands of expert surgeons who do so for a living. However, it should not be taken lightly. It is not common to have a true mesh reaction. It happens, but it is not common. More commonly, there can be a meshoma (folding of the mesh) or a hernia recurrence. Also, nerve injury or spermatic cord injury is possible. Each of these has a different optimum treatment.

    Depending on the timing and type of pain, your surgeon can guide you through the best treatment plan. I am happy to see your son. You can also search through this site for surgeons near you who can handle this.

    Are you from Texas? I don’t know of any of my colleagues who can offer you the type of evaluation you need in Texas. Tennessee may be the closest for you