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  • 4 weeks possible re-injury

    Posted by Kfetz on October 12, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    I work in emergency services. I had received open bilateral inguinal hernia mesh repairs 4 weeks ago. I was told I was clear to go back to work but to avoid heavy lifting. Unfortunately I was in a situation that required some very heavy lifting and have had slight swelling and dull pain near the repair since. At week 4 with a mesh repair is it likely that I permanently damaged the mesh?

    saro replied 5 years, 8 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • saro

    Member
    October 13, 2018 at 11:06 pm
    quote drtowfigh:

    This requires examination by your surgeon. It may or may not be a recurrence. Most likely it’s not.

    Curiously: why did you have it done open and not laparoscopic?

    if I can softly insert myself in the conversation to understand the suggestion of dr:Towfigh: the preference to be given to laparoscopic intervention would be for bilateral hernia, or in any case?

  • drtowfigh

    Moderator
    October 13, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    This requires examination by your surgeon. It may or may not be a recurrence. Most likely it’s not.

    Curiously: why did you have it done open and not laparoscopic?

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