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  • Recovery After Mesh Removal

    Posted by JPaterso on October 18, 2013 at 5:10 am

    Hi,

    What is the recovery like after hernia mesh removal, and alternate repair of the hernia – specifically small
    umbilical hernia mesh. Is it possible or probable to have pain for the remainder of one’s lifetime after such a
    procedure?

    How long does it take to get fairly ‘back to normal’?

    Thank you!

    drtowfigh replied 10 years, 7 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • drtowfigh

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    October 23, 2013 at 3:18 am

    Recovery After Mesh Removal

    That question is not as simple to answer as you may think. Each patient will have a different recovery based on their history, exam findings, and type of repair they undergo. Also, the recovery varies among surgeons.
    In general, a small umbilical hernia repair with mesh should have a short recovery, back to work within a week. However, yes, in a subset off patients, they may suffer from pain and it may be chronic. Those are outliers, as no surgeon operates on a patient with the intention to inflict a lifetime of suffering.

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