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Using a surgical mesh in hernia
operation is become a common practice among surgeons presently. Reason being that mesh gives additional strength to the muscles in the abdomen after the surgery for better healing and recovery. The pros of using a mesh are much more than its cons. The surgeon also has to consider your age and the type and size of the defect. As we grow older our muscles also become weaker, therefore without mesh, risk of recurrence of hernia increases.
Advise would be to consider your surgeons advise and perhaps again discuss with your surgeon regarding your concerns with the usage of the mesh.
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