Mesh and Surgery Concerns
Been diagnosed with inguinal hernia – had for ~ 20 yrs w/only occasional small non-tender bulge (lower groin right of pubic bone) able to be pushed back in. Recently I’ve had a few episodes – two near incarcerations as small bulge felt harder and was unable to be pushed back in for ~ 3 hrs & thruout episode I had pain w/bloating as if Ihad an intestinal illness. Bulge flattened and episode passed after lying down or reclining. Surgery is inevitable -been recommended Open Surgery with Mesh. As an active, thinner, tall, nonsmoker, good diet, 58 yr old woman who worked physical outdoor job for many years, I am interested in your statement in one of the discussions about “no mesh in thinner women”. I am very concerned about any mesh due to all of the literature on nerve entanglement in the years following surgery, “sensation of mesh”, shrinkage, +/or toxins from internal placement of mesh.
I am also concerned as to why the Round Ligament is cut? All I can find on the Round Ligament is that it supports the uterus – wouldn’t this create a future problem e.g. prolapse? I am amazed at the lack of info on female inguinal hernias yet general surgeons say it is such a “common surgery”?
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