Conflicting advice on flying long haul post mesh removal

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    • #31168
      Ian J
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      The web seems to be absolutely full of conflicting advice in when it is safe to fly long haul after a hernia mesh removal.
      Does anyone have a definitive answer? Seen anything from 5 days to 6 weeks. Very confusing.

      Thanks in advance.

    • #31169
      William Bryant
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      I don’t know but best imo to be on safe sife

    • #31174
      Luther
      Participant

      The doctors I’ve spoken with say to wait two weeks near the surgeon, so they can address complications should they arise.

    • #31175
      Ian J
      Participant

      Yes my concern is risk of DVT though not short term problem’s.

    • #31178
      Luther
      Participant

      I have not researched how long after removal DVT can happen? I’m assuming it could present much later down the line, and would be something to make your GP aware of and a plan in place if your back home.

    • #31179
      Ian J
      Participant

      Yes I’m trying to find out surgeon guidelines specific to this procedure rather than the minefield that is the internet!

    • #31180
      Luther
      Participant

      Yes, I would agree. Google itself has lots of conflicting thoughts. I may ask my surgeon.

    • #31181
      Chuck
      Participant

      Ian J —-can we chat mesh removal offline…??? lets compare notes and figure out the best solution? you can messasge me on the site…or at [email protected]

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