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  • Should I go for incision hernia repair?

    Posted by selphie on February 17, 2017 at 6:40 am

    Hi~ I’m new here. I wish someone can give me some comments or opinion about should or shouldn’t go for incision hernia repair?

    On August 2016, I had laparoscopic operation to remove my gallbladder. Unfortunately in December 2016, I had develop a small incision hernia at my belly incision due to not enough rest + lifting alot documents. My Doctor told me my hernia defect still small and maybe not over than 1cm. I have ask few doctors and they told me to do operation as soon as possible while it is still small and dont wait till become big. So I would like to know for my current situation, should I really want go for operation? Any comments and opinion are welcome~ Thanks~

    drtowfigh replied 6 years, 11 months ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • drtowfigh

    Moderator
    March 22, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    usually ok. i try not to place mesh in women seeking to get pregnantt.

  • selphie

    Member
    February 20, 2017 at 1:42 am

    Thank you Dr.Tow

    I now age 32, women. Can I ask Dr. izzit ok if I choose to repair early? I will get marry in this 2 3 years. I scare if i pregnant and the hernia defect not yet repair, will it ripping? Thanks

  • drtowfigh

    Moderator
    February 19, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    I tell my patients that hernias should be repaired if a) they are painful and/or if b) the hernia is increasing in size.

    Otherwise there is no urgency usually.

    Also, hernias will all increase in size with time, but thag may not happen for years.

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