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Hernia repair with mesh. Scan shows another Her is. Stomach muscles are very thin. Flexible marsh?

Hi, I have had a hernia repair with mesh and the mesh seems to have moved. I have had a scan and there is another hernia showing. I am going in for surgery again in a couple of weeks. I was told my stomach muscles are very thin and torn in places. The mesh is hard and hurts to bend. Is there a flexable type of mesh that can be used?
Asked On : Fri, 11 Oct 2013
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Urologist 's  Response
Jul 2016
Hello
Thanks for your query.Based on the facts that you have posted it appears that you have undergone surgery for repair of ventral Hernia and a mesh was put while repairing the defect.

However there is recurrence of hernia detected on C.T scan .This is not uncommon and happens mostly due to weakness of the muscles of the anterior abdominal wall.

The mesh that is commonly used is a prolene mesh which is soft and flexible and no hard mesh is used to repair any hernia.
Please go ahead and get the surgery done .
Dr.Patil.


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