• Momof4 replied to the topic Watchful waiting? in the forum Hernia Discussion 1 week, 1 day ago

    The statement on the UK site is false! While surgeon technique and skill definitely contribute to success it certainly isn’t the only factor when mesh causes problems or fails. I know Dr. Towfigh has said the percentage is small, but some people react to the mesh itself. You can have an allergic reaction or foreign body response (which m…[Read more]

  • @lkdivers,
    Since you are only three months out, hopefully this pain will resolve. I don’t think any long term pain from hernia repairs should be part of the deal or the new normal. Keep seeking advice and help. I’m hopeful there is a cure! Best wishes

  • @alephy
    I have had several occult and small hernias that have caused severe pain. I believe Dr. Towfigh has suggested that sometimes the smaller ones are the most painful, especially in women.

  • Momof4 replied to the topic Nerve blocks? in the forum Hernia Discussion 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    I have experience with several different types of nerve treatment. I’ve had a laparoscopic triple neurectomy which I don’t recommend. It has caused bulging in my lower abdomen. I originally inderatood the nerves to be purely sensory and they aren’t. Most any pain management physician can perform diagnostic nerve blocks in office with…[Read more]

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