CT Scans looking for ingunial mesh problems. Iodine IV for contrast? Barium ingestable? Is the whole abdominal wall scanned or just the mesh area?
Your mesh can be removed by the laproscopic method or the open method. That said, I’ve heard since the mesh was placed laproscopically, it’s best to remove it that way.
The hernia on the other side – if it were me I’d go to Shouldice clinic to get it fixed.
I’ve also heard progrip polyester mesh causes more inflammation and thus more pain…[Read more]
Thanks for the responses G.I., and Dr. Brown. I will rely on local MD’s for standard diagnostics such as ultrasounds, MRI’s, CT scans, but will likely consider visiting a national hernia expert such as the MD’s on this forum for mesh specific diagnostics. I may be booking a flight to CA in the next months!
Primary care MD has referred me for a CT scan with contrast to determine if the mesh has moved/folded/balled up. Are these scans useful for this purpose? I have heard the radiation may damage the mesh (polyester). Is this correct?