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  • jzinckgra

    February 6, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Recurrent pain?

    Dr T,

    Does the actual hernia hole heal itself closed? I am trying to understand my recurrent pain. As mentioned in another thread, my surgeon placed the mesh without sutures or tacks. I’ve heard one can get scar tissue, but how could that happen in my case? I undrtdtand that my own tissue is supposed to grow into the mesh and essentially become “one”, so why would I have recurrent pain?

    If the hernia hole never really heals itself closed, then I can totally understand the pain as it would seem to suggest the intestinal content is still trying to get through, but is prevented by the mesh. Is this accurate?