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  • Conflicting advice on flying long haul post mesh removal

    Posted by Ian J on March 14, 2022 at 11:32 pm

    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.

    Luther replied 1 year, 11 months ago 3 Members · 6 Replies
  • 6 Replies
  • Luther

    Member
    March 15, 2022 at 6:36 am

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

  • Ian J

    Member
    March 15, 2022 at 6:32 am

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

  • Luther

    Member
    March 15, 2022 at 6:28 am

    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.

  • Ian J

    Member
    March 15, 2022 at 6:14 am

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

  • Luther

    Member
    March 15, 2022 at 6:11 am

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

  • William Bryant

    Member
    March 14, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    I don’t know but best imo to be on safe sife

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