Recovery After Mesh Removal

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    • #10481
      JPaterso
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      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!

    • #12177
      drtowfigh
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      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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