Reply To: Post Hernia Mesh Issues – Looking for next steps, thoughts, feedback?
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Sorry to hear of your pain issues after mesh hernia repair. I’ve been there done that! You need to be patient and seek second and third opinions from a hernia expert that deals with post surgery problems. Dr. Towfigh, in Beverly Hills that runs this forum, is the best in that area. She has the most experience reading imaging looking for hernias and mesh related issues. The rash you describe sounds like an allergic reaction. A true mesh reaction is rare but can happen, I know because it happened to me. I was mesh patch tested and had reactions to polypropelene mesh and sutures, which was the material that had been implanted across my entire pelvis for 2 years. I was having several systemic reactions and Dr. Towfigh recognized that the mesh was most likely causing my problems. Besides the rashes and itching, I was having nausea and weight loss and strange bruising, also constant pulling feeling and debilitating pain. It was also causing lots of inflammation. If you are having a true mesh reaction then the mesh needs to be removed. Once again, this needs to be done by an expert with lots of experience. Mesh removal has many risks and the benefit needs to outweigh the risks. I am still recovering from mesh removal, a nerve problem and all of the inflammation. I am remaining hopeful for a good recovery. This forum is certainly a good place to start to find answers to your questions. We are very fortunate that Dr. Towfigh and others share their expertise!