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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
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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
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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
Answered: Fri, 26 Oct 2012
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