• Day 1: Yesterday was surgery. I didn’t sleep well at all last night. First the pain near the incisions and then back pain from trying to sleep on my back. Today was not fun. I walked as much as I could around the house but the pain was pretty bad. The hardest part was getting up from seated and lying positions. I felt really bloated at times. I…[Read more]

  • Oh haha, excuse my poor knowledge, I thought muscle tissue and fascia are like the same thing. He didn’t really say muscle or fascia, he said something along the lines of “surrounding area” which I assumed meant muscle tissue.

  • Correct, both were indirect dropping to the scrotum. Yes, I was placed under general anesthesia as with most pediatric cases. I am unsure of the mesh to have been used. I’m fairly sure the surgeon performed a high ligation…I’m not sure what you meant with your last comment.

  • Hi all,

    I’ve been a lurker here for the past few days when preparing for bilateral open hernia repair. I’m an 18 yr old (skinny) male and so the use of mesh was discussed. The problem was the hernia on my left was recurrent from a repair I had when I was around 10. What ended up happening before surgery is my surgeon decided to investigate and…[Read more]

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