Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
163 Doctors are Online

Swollen abdomen, cramps, had umbilical hernia repair

I had abdominal herni surgery repair using a mesh in july , thne another umbilical hernia repair in oct now i have swollen abdomial and severe cramping every few minutes all bowel work fine i had fluid build up behind mesh told to me that with time would go away but no pain meds are helping with severe paing and cramping
Asked On : Tue, 23 Oct 2012
Answers:  2 Views:  222
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
General Surgeon 's  Response
Hi

it can be due to nerve entrapment or inflammatory fluid collection around mesh

Get ultrasound of abdominal wall surrounding mesh and also abdominal ultrasound to rule out any intraabdominal pathology. Simple serous fluid collection needs no treatment. Nerve entrapment is initially treated conservatively but may reguire invasive methods in refractory cases .since your bowel habits are normal so chances of intestinal obstruction are very less

Answered: Fri, 26 Oct 2012
I find this answer helpful
  User's Response
Hi

Welcome to HCM.

You need to consult when

1. there is vomiting
2. Not passed motion or gas.
3. distension of the abdomen.

This means intestinal obstruction due to adhesions from previous surgery.

wishing you good health
Regards
Answered: Fri, 26 Oct 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
 

 

Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor