1 year after mesh repair

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    • #11136
      Mbs
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      One year after mesh repair I’m experiencing pain on my right side lower abdomen and into the scrotum. The pain is dull and lasts most of the day. It feels better in the morning. I had an appointment with my surgeon who examined me and told me I do not have another hernia. Should I seek a second opinion and/or ask for an ultrasound or MRI?

    • #15449
      WorriedWife1
      Member

      Just from what I’ve read, could be genitofemoral or Ilioinguinal neuralgia. Worth looking into.

    • #15463
      Good intentions
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      quote Mbs:

      One year after mesh repair I’m experiencing pain on my right side lower abdomen and into the scrotum.

      Can you provide more details on the procedure, and what you’ve been doing since then? More clues will help. Open or laparosocpic, TEP or TAPP? Type of mesh. Both sides or one. Location of hernia – inguinal, etc. Direct or indirect. Does the pain go away? What initiates it?

      “Mesh repair” doesn’t tell enough. Good luck.

    • #15468
      LeviProcter
      Member

      You should seek a second opinion before going down the imaging pathway.
      Obtain your operative report and bring with you to the second opinion.

    • #15472
      Mbs
      Member

      Thank you for the reply doctor Proctor. I have the operative report. Would you be interested in the contents? Can you recommend a doctor in Central, Ohio?

    • #15639
      Mbs
      Member

      I’m wondering if I will just have to live with this? Or if there are any potential solutions.

    • #15642
      Chaunce1234
      Member

      Did you always have pain after the repair, or is the pain new? Did you have pain before the hernia was repaired? Were you checked for recurrence with an ultrasound or scan, or just by hand? Does pain respond to anything, or does anything in particular make it worse?

      Dr Grishkan in Ohio has apparently performed 10,000+ hernia repairs, and could be a helpful resource in your region

      Dr Paul Szotek is in Indiana but may also be a helpful resource, he is a colleague of Dr Towfigh

      Best of luck and keep us updated on your case

    • #15648
      Good intentions
      Participant
      quote Mbs:

      I’m wondering if I will just have to live with this? Or if there are any potential solutions.

      I’ve seen people get good advice on the forum if they give enough information. But, sometimes, the same doctor might not be back for weeks. And by then your post might be buried and they might not even see it. For example, Dr. Towfigh might be the next to get on the site and read the posts. But she’ll only have the same small amount of information that you gave in the first post. Then, if you do decide to supply the information, she might not be back for another week or two.

      They’re doing this for free, in their spare time. You’ll get back to about the level that you put in.

      Good luck.

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