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Laprascopic Inguinal Hernia repair

hello all im 21yrs old and about 20 days ago i found out i have a small inguinal hernia. Im currently working withing the health system doing alot of lifts (no surprise about getting a hernia) after reading this forum and understanding the concerns others ahve had im now starting to be abit anxious and fearful of what might happen to me as i am too going to surgery in 2 weeks time after seeing me specialist some time ago this week. symptoms that i have atm are discomfort in the testes left nut sagged more then usual and right nut more towards the body, no groin pain but when i sit for too long and walk for too long discomfort and even small pain arises in the area just above the penis area under me bebelly button towards the right side. The surgery im doing is a laprascopic inguinal hernia repair and is using a mesh as i ahve been told by my specialist. The risks in this surgery i was told is about 5% in total inckuding alot of stuff that is already been said in this forum. Can i pls get feedback into what i should be expecting and is the chance of me leaving it and not doing surgery too risky to take as i will be gambling on when the hernia will get worse? is it too risky to insert a emsh in after seeing everyone saying so much bad things about them? Is this surgery worth doing? im still keen on this surgery as i work full time and is a student full time pls get back me i will be visiting this msg frequently ty

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replied February 13th, 2009
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Almost all hernias require surgery, preferably before complications occur, to reposition the herniated loop of intestine and secure the weakened muscles in the abdomen.
Is good to know that some clinical studies have reviled that open hernia repair has less early post surgery complications, serious complications and smaller recurrence rate, than laparascopic one.
Surgeons in this field have recognized that patients who postpone surgery for an inguinal hernia only occasionally develop serious complications, such as strangulation.
If the symptoms you have get worse with time and you find relief from pain only when lying, you should seriously think about getting hernia repair.

Talk about this with your surgeon!
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replied February 15th, 2009
tybm for replying to me in such short notice i will indeed speak with him tomorrow and ill pst back on what he wants me to do as advises but asfar as im concerned im going ahead with this surgery wish me luck
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replied February 16th, 2009
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Matt
My suggestion to you would be to ask the surgeon if he knows how to perform the operation with out tyhe use of mesh. If he says no, I would seek a surgeon who can, That is the way it used to be done before mesh. I had one when I was 15 done with out mesh and I am 46 now and it is still holding. I had the left side repaired with what I thought was going to be the same way as the right one was repaired as a teen. The damn surgeon put a mesh in that I did not know about until I began having serious problems. I have now had 2 corrective surgeries and am looking at a 3rd. This time they want to remove the left Testicle and the spermatic cord, with no guarentee that it will reduce my pain. I can't even begin to tell you the Hell that I have been living thru for the last almost 4 years. I only hope that if you do have the mesh surgery, that all turns out okay. But what ever you do do not Let the surgeon implant the Bard Perfix Plug and Patch. This is one of the worst meshes on the market and is causing a lot of problems for people like myself. Good Luck
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replied February 28th, 2009
hey guys its matt here i just had the operation 4 days ago and so far at present the wound site is healing ok with a little bruise no pain in testes thank you god and the mesh that was use is a polyester one i was told the best one on the australian market with little complaints being used so far apparently and is very very costly but i didnt ahve to pay for it it was workcover so o hope this helps some poeple thinking about hernia repair with mesh i havent had any troubles so far at this point ill keep u guys posted and ty for the replies much appreciated

Matt
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replied March 10th, 2009
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in 1990 i had a left side inguinal hernia repaired had it done again in 1992 had my right side done in 1996 and 12 months ago had both sides repaired again but this time by laprascopic.my left side has just started to give me a terrible pinching or burning sensation. could it be that it has gone again and if it has which method of repair would you advise. i am 49 years old and do not do any unessecary straining, i do enjoy jogging, am i just unlucky or does my surgeon need to put more thought into how he patches me up. look fwd to your reply.
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replied May 6th, 2009
Laprascopic vs open tension free surgery
I am in my 40's and work with strength building not lifting too much weight. I go to Yoga and spin class. three weeks ago I found a large lump in the inguinal canal went to the doctor at the present time there was not a hernia. Three weeks later I feel the burning the heaviness in the testicles but no lump. This was repaired with the Prolene Hernia System in 2003. It seems that there is a great debate whether to repair a recurrent hernia Laprascpically or open tension free. Has anyone had any experience?
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replied May 24th, 2009
Laprascopic vs open tension free surgery
Write to and/or call surgeons at hernia centers at Columbia Univ., NYU and Univ. of Maryland. You'll find info online for all three...
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replied July 3rd, 2009
Not to rekindle the thread, - just to eliminate potential confusion. It is the Kugel shape of mesh "plug" by Bard Perfix that got complaints and was recalled and is now in a court Class Action Suite. Bard company makes probably a dozen of different shapes of mesh materials - Kugel plug, bilayer plug, plug & patch, just a patch, and may be something else. But only Kugel type was a problem. No affiliations with this or any other brand (in fact, I'm considering NOT to to any surgery for a while, since there is no pain and it doesn't bother me).
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