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  • Hernia mesh pain

    Posted by always smile on April 2, 2024 at 8:17 am

    Hi there,I am a 31 year old female and had a laparoscopic operation for a hernia with Parietex ADP2 mesh installation in November 2020. When I woke up from the operation I no longer felt the skin on my left thigh and I lived like this until today.

    But now I have pain on both sides of my groin. I feel the mesh scratching inside on both sides of the groins and at the groin creases. Also, I have heating-type pain on my left thigh that radiates to my buttock. Can it possibly be the mesh itching me?

    I am thinking of having the mesh removed because of the symptoms I have.

    Is there any doctor recommended in Europe for laparoscopic removal of the mesh? Most preferably in Switzerland.

    Thanks a lot for your help!

    • This discussion was modified 1 week, 2 days ago by  always smile.
    drtowfigh replied 2 days, 16 hours ago 3 Members · 5 Replies
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  • drtowfigh

    April 8, 2024 at 10:54 pm

    Consider Dr Jan Kukleta in Switzerland. I’ll bring him on as a guest for HerniaTalk LIVE episode soon.

  • Joseph

    April 2, 2024 at 2:17 pm

    May I ask is it painful what you are experiencing or is an awareness of the mesh as a foreign object but not truly painful

    • always smile

      April 2, 2024 at 3:12 pm

      Thanks for your reply. It is painful on the left thigh. When I am standing for long or sitting position, I get pain into my knee. The cutaneous femoral nerve is touched. I don’t know if the mesh is pinching it but the thigh used to be « only » numb for 3 years now since 2 months it’s painful to sit or stand for too long. Since 2 days I feel the mesh paining me on both sides of the groin when only the left side has the nerve irritating.

      • Joseph

        April 2, 2024 at 3:18 pm

        Is the pain where mesh is located in the groin or is it in leg or both?

        • always smile

          April 2, 2024 at 3:23 pm

          The mesh is bilateral so it’s from one groin to the other groin. The nerve pain that is going towards the knee is on the left groin but the itching and burning is on both sides. Feels like I have a belt under my skin that is compressing me.

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