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  • Hip Pain – 3 weeks

    Posted by WasInTN on December 12, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    History:
    IH repaired with mesh by Dr. Goodyear 2014. No problems after surgery or even today

    Since sept 18, I have some back pain – initially assumed it was due to overseas trip but the pain persists as of today. Fixed a doctor (PCP) appointment for tomorrow but want to know what this could be.

    Pain in upper hip – right side only when the IH was repaired. The pain increases while walking (sometimes to front but *NOT* to the IH surgery area. Pain sometimes goes to knee but never remains there. Sleeping and Tylenol is not resolving the pain. Pain worsened after carrying some chairs etc recently. (no more than 40 lbs). bending forward or rotating at pelivic level causes pain to grow. Thoughts on this pain

    Bladder infection, Appendicitis, Kidney problems, UTI, or slipped disk on lower back, Or simple muscular tear or even pelvic bone hairline crack. I will ask Dr tomorrow to test my blood for Bladder, UTI, Kidney, If possible appendix and PSA.

    Could this be a different groin or femoral hernia that is not showing up? Pain is dull and constant and is like 6 on a scale of 1(not bad at all) to 10 (worst and debilitating). I do not have any kind of indigestion, stomach ache or other problems and I am male.

    I am thinking this is not mesh related since for 4 years I don’t even remember that there has been a mesh in my body. Never caused any problems.

    Ideas? Thanks a lot

    Good intentions replied 5 years, 4 months ago 5 Members · 8 Replies
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  • Good intentions

    Member
    December 18, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    Here is the full text from that tapatalk forum. Many insurance companies will no longer be reimbursing for out-of-network work after 1/1/2019. Claims can not even be filed, it’s just a flat “in network or nothing”. So the reins are being tightened even further, with the insurance companies controlling the care choices.

    From the tapatalk herniadiscussion page. The North Penn web site is expired also. http://www.nphernia.com/

    “Dear Friends and Patients

    Founder, Hernia Specialist and Principle Surgeon, James A Goodyear, MD, FACS,
    of the NORTH PENN HERNIA INSTITUTE has, as a result of a recent decision by the parent health system, been obligared to close his Specialty Practice of Hernia Surgery in Lansdale, PA as of Dec. 1, 2018.

    Dr. Goodyear can still be contacted directly at:

    [email protected]

  • WasInTN

    Member
    December 18, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    I have received the following message from Dr. Goodyear today. So I guess he is either retired or not in good health.

    “I am no longer seeing hernia Surgical patients or doing surgery at this time.”

  • WasInTN

    Member
    December 14, 2018 at 6:57 pm
    quote Chaunce1234:

    That’s unfortunate, I assume Dr Goodyear is retiring?

    .

    I have no clue. But you can send email to the address given in that link. I am planning to say hi to him sometime next week.

  • Chaunce1234

    Member
    December 13, 2018 at 6:23 pm
    quote WasInTN:

    It is going to be, it appears

    https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/herniadiscussionforum/nphi-status-t4326.html.

    I am very surprised too

    That’s unfortunate, I assume Dr Goodyear is retiring?

    Many of the most experienced hernia surgeons are retiring or near retirement age here in the USA, which is unfortunately going to make finding experts even more difficult than it already is.

  • WasInTN

    Member
    December 13, 2018 at 5:29 pm
    quote scaredtodeath:

    Is dr Goodyear’s office closed permanently??

    It is going to be, it appears

    https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/herniadiscussionforum/nphi-status-t4326.html.

    I am very surprised too

  • scaredtodeath

    Member
    December 13, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    Is dr Goodyear’s office closed permanently??

  • WasInTN

    Member
    December 13, 2018 at 3:47 pm
    quote Jnomesh:

    Not saying it is the mesh but rather suggesting not to rule mesh out as the problem because it has been 4 years of no issues. Many people have had issues where their mesh years down the road.
    also mesh extends significantly past the hernia defect area both medially laterally as well as above and below. It extends over the upper front hip/thigh area laterally and medially over the lu if bone area.
    meeh hardens and continued to contract over time
    and can even move or migrate or bunch up.

    Were these conditions caused by Dr Goodyear type surgery? he uses a different type of surgery that causes mesh to be better functioning. You may want to read it on his website. I heard of some older generation guys’s meshes moving, and stiffening but never about Dr. G’s method.

  • Jnomesh

    Member
    December 13, 2018 at 4:02 am

    Not saying it is the mesh but rather suggesting not to rule mesh out as the problem because it has been 4 years of no issues. Many people have had issues where their mesh years down the road.
    also mesh extends significantly past the hernia defect area both medially laterally as well as above and below. It extends over the upper front hip/thigh area laterally and medially over the lu if bone area.
    meeh hardens and continued to contract over time
    and can even move or migrate or bunch up.

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