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Had inguinal hernia repair with mesh.

I'm 40 yr old male and injured self working out using sit up machine trying to push to much weight. After a few years had surgery to repair. After 6 Mos noticed same pain/discomfort returned. Did surgery not take? Was the tear larger than surgeon thought? Is an open surgery recommended.
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replied September 11th, 2017
I would seek out another doctor/surgeon for their professional opinion. I read an interesting article Laparoscopic treatment for hernias, maybe that could be something you can look into?
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replied September 20th, 2017
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Slight discomfort, swelling and inflammation at hernia repair site is very common. If there is no protrusion on increasing your abdominal pressure or coming, then the hernia repair is adequate. For peace of your mind, you can ask your examiner to have a look at the hernia repair site to rule out any mesh failure. They can evaluate and decide if you need another repair or this is sufficient.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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Khan
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