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I think I tore my hernia mesh. I had open mesh inguinal hernia surgery on my left side 18 days ago. My friend threw me my keys and I extended my right arm quickly over my head to catch them. I felt a pull , but it was not followed my pain. I do not have any burning but I do feel a dull ache that was not there before. Could I have torn the mesh that easily?
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replied April 10th, 2011
It is difficult to say, based only upon the history that you've provided, but you should ask your surgeon to examine the hernia repair site, just to be on the safe side.


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replied February 2nd, 2012
another tale of woe
I had three repairs at once, 5.5 weeks ago: L/R Inguinal and umbilical...Yesterday, my motorcycle fell over and started spilling gas, I lifted it up and a day later I am having some localized pain in my umbilical, dang.
Wondering (and remorseful), will the mesh reseat itself if it gets a little loose (just under skin @ belly button) feels a little loose and can 'hear' and feel it move slightly, the pain not disabling but very annoying and I am worried about leaving town for a few days (sheduled). I feel pretty stupid, but there was gasoline dumping out and I panicked.
WIll the mesh heal over again?
((?)) Sad
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