Complications 2008 Umbilical Hernia repaired with mesh
im a 36 year old male. In 2008 I had an umbilical hernia repaired through my belly button using a Kevlar mesh patch. It was slow healing, and even the dissolving stitches took a year to absorb. A few had to be pulled out.
at the time, I was very physically active. A personal trainer, and a dancer. After the surgery, I would get cramps in my abdominaks if I did too much direct core work, and every now and again my belly button would get “weepy”
10 years later, I’m still very physically active, but much older. Long story short, I carried a 3 seater sofa down 10 flights of stairs (it was too big to fit in the elevator).
the next day my belly button was SUPER bloody. Over the next few days it was infected. I went to see a doctor, and now I’m on antibiotics and pain killers until the swelling goes down.
the doctor thinks the mesh has broken the surface, or at least has moved and is causing trauma to the area.
I go back for consult the day after tomorrow. I’m scared. What should I look out for? What questions should I ask?
thanks in advance
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