Mesh Removal in Washington, D.C/Arlington, VA Area
I had open surgery using mesh to repair an inguinal hernia (right) on 7/21/17. It was a small hernia and caused no pain or discomfort. They told me three weeks to heal, so I figured what the heck.
I followed doctors orders exactly as recommended.
I still have constant pain where the mesh was put it. I also have a raised bump under the skin that’s not on my left side. Is that common? The paid is more noticeable when I’m working out. But it’s almost always there. A dull annoying pain. I also have occasional testicular pain and get random pains in the area. My right leg/groin area and weird feelings of pulling and needles every so often as well. I also have a weird feeling this is going to somehow turn into cancer.
I’ve seen my doctor twice for follow-up. He dismisses any concerns I have and tells me to push through it.
I’m hoping to hear any input, wondering what information I can request from my doctor to learn more about my surgery, and I’d like to request recommendations for doctor’s in the Washington, D.C./Arlington, VA area that specialize in mesh removal.
I also realize my issues aren’t as severe as many of the posters here. And I feel for those that are worse off. It’s just so frustrating that I went in to have something fixed which wasn’t causing me any issues. And now that I got it “fixed” I have all sorts of issues. I’m very active, workout daily and play sports. I just had a kid. I don’t want this to negatively impact me the rest of my life.
Other important notes: Male, 34, type one diabetic for 7 years (very well controlled) A1C below 6.0
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