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Hernia repair using mesh

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is the faulty mesh off the market?Is all mesh bad?It seems mesh repair is a joke.Not sure if i want to do it now...I've waited 8 months for this surgery.But now i've read all these people who have had problems.Dont know what to do now cause iam on a county program and once it runs out iam not covered for this surgery anymore.Thanks....

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replied June 23rd, 2010
Hernia Answer A13435
Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you.

You want to know whether you should have a hernia repair with mesh.

Mesh is wired material that is placed between the musclular wall and the subcutaneous tissue. Its purpose is to cause inflammation which will result in formation of fibrous tissue between the muscular wall and the subcutaneous tissue. This fibrous tissue strengthens the muscular wall so reappearance of the hernia is avoided. Certain individuals may experience pain and slight swelling at the site of incision untill the scar is formed a few days after the surgery. The pain may stay a little longer than the swelling because the mesh causes irritation as individuals move until it is completely fixated by the fibrous tissue.

Please keep in mind that I provide medical information only. I am not able to diagnose medical conditions online. Please contact your doctor for further advice and information about hernia repair with usage of mesh.

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