How does mesh withstand body growth?

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    • #10998

      I am in my early 20s and need to have an inguinal hernia repaired. My surgeon says she’ll do an open repair and will use a polypropylene mesh. How does it withstand body growth? I’m pretty sure I’ll get bigger as I approach my 30s. As far as I understand the mesh does not stretch. Would this create any risk for me?

      Thank you!

    • #14703

      Depending on how big the hernia is I would recommend you ask them to just stitch it up without mesh or find a surgeon that will The desarda repair or shouldice. If the hernia does not hurt I would just leave it alone though.

      Best of luck!

    • #14750

      Inguinal hernia mesh is considered ok in those older than late teens as it relates to growth issues.

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