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  • How does mesh withstand body growth?

    Posted by Phentis on April 30, 2017 at 4:25 am

    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!

    drtowfigh replied 7 years, 1 month ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • drtowfigh

    Moderator
    May 27, 2017 at 4:43 pm

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

  • Unknown Member

    Member
    May 3, 2017 at 3:40 am

    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!

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