Lumbar Hernia – Mesh Patch
I had a left side lumbar hernia surgery in 2011 — the repair was made with a mesh. Immediately, after the surgery, I felt like I could not breathe — it was very tight.
To this day, it is restrictive to my breathing. Has anyone had that complication?
The patch is attached to the serratus, Latisimus Dorsi, and another muscle, maybe one that is an accessory to breathing.
Can the mesh be removed, andthe hernia repaired without a patch?
Will the absense of the patch release the tension and discomfort?
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