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Mesh fixed to repair hernia. Have a permanent cramp in the pelvic area. Anything can be done?

I have had hernia surgery and the Doc put in a large piece of mesh to fix a hernia he couldn't find. He did fix it, but my side one year later is in constant pain. I have a permanent cramp on left side where mesh is. I also have a large pump below the bottom of mesh and in my pelvic area( left side). Had a CT Scan and it was clear Doc said. I am limited in what I can do and my side hurts non stop. I guess I should call Dic back. I'm assuming its the mesh, but in the Dark and my Doctor doesn't seem interested in helping my pain. What do you think?
Asked On : Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response

Thank you for the query.

As CT scan is performed when you lie down and not moving, the hernia can be invisible for this test. Hernia usually appears while standing and pushing on the abdomen and in such condition the test should be done (groin ultrasound).
Your symptoms seem to be caused by hernia which has recurred. Especially if your pain gets more intense while coughing or lifting heavy objects.

I suggest you to have groin ultrasound performed (even if CT were clear) and visit your doctor once again. Sometimes even if no hernia is visible, surgery might be helpful and should be considered in such case.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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