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I had a mesh repair of the right inquinal hernia in 1996. I was told it
was mesh. Now, I am feeling the same familiar pains of the hernia as
before. Is the mesh repair permanent? Remember, the mesh repair was
done in 1996.

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replied October 22nd, 2014
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Thank you for asking

recurrence of hernia is possible with mesh repair done that long. So i want you to seek a general surgeon and let them assess the site and see if the recurrence is there or its just a pain manageable with some painkillers and conservative measures. I am sure it wont come to that.

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