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Mar 26, 2013
 
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I had sepramesh in July of 2010 and nothing but pain and problems. Anyone out there who can help me in any way.
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Go to this website and read the links.
Best site on the web.
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In the long run you need a doc to listen to you and that can separate out mesh and other health problems.
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Mar 26, 2013
 
I am hoping Dr. Mellon may be helpful he is a plastic surgeon in Baltimore. I have heard great things about what he has done removing this shit and fixing nerve ends. I had this mesh put in three years ago and have lost my life because of it. I told the German surgeon who put it in she had left something in me as soon as I woke up. I told them I was F*&% as soon as it was done. More surgery later and now Lyrica, Amatriptoline,huge narcs and still in agony.
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Mar 26, 2013
 
Nance wrote:
I had sepramesh in July of 2010 and nothing but pain and problems. Anyone out there who can help me in any way.
Nance please tell me your symptoms, I have severe abdominal pain and bowel and bladder problems , along with neurolgical issues
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Mar 26, 2013
 
Does anybody have a sucking in feeling in there gut , feels heavy pulling down your stomach making it difficult to breath or swallow? Bowel and bladder issues along with groin pain?
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Mar 27, 2013
 
I had a hernia repair in 2005 with mesh used. I was a four inch hernia caused by surgical scar tissue. A mesh was used and I have had problems since in my mid abdomen area, with painful movement of my intestines (similar to the original hernia) every time I use my abdominal muscles. I have to react immediately when the pain starts by putting pressure on that area, and turn to the left to stop the feeling of painful movement, and a tearing. If I don't react right it keeps going and I have pain, and swelling there for 3 to 4 days. I also then struggle with constipation for that time period. I have been through testing and a scope into the area, but the doctor cannot figure out what is going on. They have tried to tell me that I may have a nerve entrapped or phantom pain, but the movement of the area and the fact that I can mostly stop it by reacting right, tells me it is similar to another hernia. It is right where the mesh was placed, has anyone else had this occur?

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Any suggestions/advice/answers would be greatly appreciated...I have not been on this for a few months, brief history of my problems. I was diagnosed with MS 8 months ago...shortly after, I felt pressure/slight pain in the area where I had hernia surgery with mesh implant. Now, the pressure is constant pain. I called the hospital that did my surgery, of coarse no records, I then asked the Dr's nurse to ask him what meshes were used in 1995, he does not remember-Bullshit-The pain is getting so bad that I have to ay down after 5-6 hours on my feet. My question to all of you who put your trust in these *^%$##! Doctors....do any of you know what meshes were used in 1995-1996? This is why I ask...I went to a surgeon and explained my problem, he said that mesh is safe, basically was blowing me off and did not want to talk about it...I demanded an MRI, I had one the next day....the Radiologist(27 years experience) said "are you sure they used mesh?" yes 100% then said, normally I can see it, I see nothing, I will send a disc along with you. The surgeon called the next day to tell me it was fine, nothing wrong. I was then sent to a useless Urologist, and after 3 months, 3 diagnosis, and 8 meds, it only got worse, he did a CT scan(should have been done on my 1st visit!) Called to tell me "from a Urologists standpoint, there is nothing wrong with you, I have 2 surgeons in the room with me, we can not see any mesh" Also(which I told him 3 times, he told me degenerative disc syndrome may be causing your pain, see and orthopedic surgeon(tomorrow)How can one surgeon look at an MRI and say its fine, but a radiologist and 3 dr.'s cant see it as a CT scan can obviously shows a better picture? Sorry if this is hard to understand, but I am trying to make a very long story short....Anyone know what meshes were on the market in 95-96? I realize this is a tough question, and I have no idea is there were numerous meshes available at the time? Any information would be greatly appreciated...I do realize it can cause auto-immune disease, dissolve(which I think may have happened?) dislodge, etc. Thank You all for your time and hang in there! I realize t is past the statute of limitations, and it is honestly not about the money, I just want to feel better-if, I find out the first surgeon wasted all of this time telling me it is OK, It will be about a lawsuit and money....this is my first serious health issue, I am shocked, amazed, SCARED ETC. By the healthcare system and how incomptent 95% of all healthcare workers are....good luck to all of you....this site should not even exist, greed ignorance and incompetence...
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Any suggestions/advice/answers would be greatly appreciated...I have not been on this for a few months, brief history of my problems. I was diagnosed with MS 8 months ago...shortly after, I felt pressure/slight pain in the area where I had hernia surgery with mesh implant. Now, the pressure is constant pain. I called the hospital that did my surgery, of coarse no records, I then asked the Dr's nurse to ask him what meshes were used in 1995, he does not remember-Bullshit-The pain is getting so bad that I have to ay down after 5-6 hours on my feet. My question to all of you who put your trust in these *^%$##! Doctors....do any of you know what meshes were used in 1995-1996? This is why I ask...I went to a surgeon and explained my problem, he said that mesh is safe, basically was blowing me off and did not want to talk about it...I demanded an MRI, I had one the next day....the Radiologist(27 years experience) said "are you sure they used mesh?" yes 100% then said, normally I can see it, I see nothing, I will send a disc along with you. The surgeon called the next day to tell me it was fine, nothing wrong. I was then sent to a useless Urologist, and after 3 months, 3 diagnosis, and 8 meds, it only got worse, he did a CT scan(should have been done on my 1st visit!) Called to tell me "from a Urologists standpoint, there is nothing wrong with you, I have 2 surgeons in the room with me, we can not see any mesh" Also(which I told him 3 times, he told me degenerative disc syndrome may be causing your pain, see and orthopedic surgeon(tomorrow)How can one surgeon look at an MRI and say its fine, but a radiologist and 3 dr.'s cant see it as a CT scan can obviously shows a better picture? Sorry if this is hard to understand, but I am trying to make a very long story short....Anyone know what meshes were on the market in 95-96? I realize this is a tough question, and I have no idea is there were numerous meshes available at the time? Any information would be greatly appreciated...I do realize it can cause auto-immune disease, dissolve(which I think may have happened?) dislodge, etc. Thank You all for your time and hang in there! I realize t is past the statute of limitations, and it is honestly not about the money, I just want to feel better-if, I find out the first surgeon wasted all of this time telling me it is OK, It will be about a lawsuit and money....this is my first serious health issue, I am shocked, amazed, SCARED ETC. By the healthcare system and how incomptent 95% of all healthcare workers are....good luck to all of you....this site should not even exist, greed ignorance and incompetence...
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The auto-immune problems are just starting to get into the mesh picture. The nerve entrapment we seem to get via the scar-tissue is very common and starts a low grade inflammation process. Hopefully your MS diagnosis is for a slow progression.
You can get the mesh info by getting your medical records from the hospital who did the operation. I have read where the mesh has dissolved and if you had a bio-mesh that will certainly occur. Other plastic meshes will break-up and could be scattered in small bits hidden by scar tissue so the scans do not pick -it up.
Good luck and be strong G
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AnySuggestion....I have been on and off this board for a while. I have a mesh, Bard Marlex flat mesh, 10x14 across my entire abdomen, two sheets. Been sick and totally disabled since. I have other health issues as well, but who can be sure what is related and what is not. My mesh was put in in 2001. You need to get the sticker page for your surgery which will have the info as to what type, make and size was used. All surgeries have to have this documentation from my understanding from the lawyers. I would start with trying to get that sticker page from the hospital medical records department directly. I do so understand the pain you are going through, I live with it constantly. I use ice packs and natural anti-inflammatories to help a bit. Organic food and detoxing out chemicals and heavy metals helps. I have no muscle wall in the center of my abdomen, so my CT scan does show the netting, although no one would admit it, but it's very clear. The parts that are imbedded, you really can't see. My netting is breaking up and my feeling is it is releasing something into my body that certainly is not healthy at all. Have you looked into natural things that you can do? Hope this helps.

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Any suggestion - WOW!
The auto-immune problems are just starting to get into the mesh picture. The nerve entrapment we seem to get via the scar-tissue is very common and starts a low grade inflammation process. Hopefully your MS diagnosis is for a slow progression.
You can get the mesh info by getting your medical records from the hospital who did the operation. I have read where the mesh has dissolved and if you had a bio-mesh that will certainly occur. Other plastic meshes will break-up and could be scattered in small bits hidden by scar tissue so the scans do not pick -it up.
Good luck and be strong G
Thanks George, I appreciate it....the problem is, the hospital DOES NOT keep records for more that 10 years, which is just wrong....I was young and did not think to keep records on it.....I called the doctors office that did the surgery, his nurse told me they have "no records from 1995" I told her "I realize that, medical records told me, put the damn phone down, go ask him what kind of meshes were used back then, if he doesn't know exactly, I'm sure he has an idea? Pretty simple" She called back and told me he does not remember, bullshit, I am leaving to see the ortho-surgeon in a bit, if he cant see the mesh, first thing in the morning I will be going to his office, if I have to sit there all day to talk to him, I will.....unbelievable how the system works, it's spring break, I'm sure he is at his second home for the week on using money that he does not deserve....extremely frustrated with all of this...Thanks, I'll let you know how it goes...p.s., I was going to print this of for the surgeon I am going to see to read, out of ink :), damn

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AnySuggestion....I have been on and off this board for a while. I have a mesh, Bard Marlex flat mesh, 10x14 across my entire abdomen, two sheets. Been sick and totally disabled since. I have other health issues as well, but who can be sure what is related and what is not. My mesh was put in in 2001. You need to get the sticker page for your surgery which will have the info as to what type, make and size was used. All surgeries have to have this documentation from my understanding from the lawyers. I would start with trying to get that sticker page from the hospital medical records department directly. I do so understand the pain you are going through, I live with it constantly. I use ice packs and natural anti-inflammatories to help a bit. Organic food and detoxing out chemicals and heavy metals helps. I have no muscle wall in the center of my abdomen, so my CT scan does show the netting, although no one would admit it, but it's very clear. The parts that are imbedded, you really can't see. My netting is breaking up and my feeling is it is releasing something into my body that certainly is not healthy at all. Have you looked into natural things that you can do? Hope this helps.
Thanks dmaria, please read what I just posted to George, I have to get going, thank you so much
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AMU, Bruce B. Are you out their? Here's update as of 03/29/13. My husband drove myself to Birmingham UAB, got their, the home base general surgeon that ordered the CtScans back in (Feb.27/13). As to this told to me, he never foward scans or report to them. Yet I did take my file with me. Anyway after having to go get my set from car, they studied them, 20 minutes come take.... Ok report given to me.. the 4x6 mesh intack. The tissue sheath tissue holding everything in place is very weak. Showing weak spots. Not going do anything as to repair. Gallstones nothing either....She said she couldn't see an umbilical hernia this is how technologist og Ct Scan saw, she stated " a wide mouth umbilical hernia is present." No entrapment present. This sure isn't making any since. Surgeon in Birmingham did say a small one under the navel will dah that's the same place you all were suppose to of fixed in 2010, with the 4x6 mesh... My holely gut feelings is it's their BUt like everyone here let's pass it off. I don't want a malpractice suite, So now she wants to order an 9 spelling maybe wrong) an Endorscope? Scope they use to look down the throat, GI track etc.. with GI doctor referal from my family doctor. This within next couple weeks.She wrote on report to take Colace, 100 mg, 2 times day and Lortab 5/500 every 6 hrs as needed for pain... so life goes on in this plastic mesh world.....I guess I'll go crawl back under the rock..
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Thanks dmaria, please read what I just posted to George, I have to get going, thank you so much
they are lying to you they do have your records!!! Having worked at several hospitals in the ER I know the old records are there they are just archived and more difficult to retrieve. Find out who the accrediting agency in your state is and they can sure put a bug in medical records ability to find them, I know here in Co JACO sure tightens up their shot pattern!!
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My Doc gave me a topical cream he had compounded its not a cure but it is great it helps with the pain and its not a F*%^ing narcotic to mess with your brain. I dont know everything in it but its Ketaprofin,gabbapentin, MARCAINE and DMSO. Rub it in over the area that hurts and all along the nerve trac. It works so well (for me) it is like having the marcaine injected but without having a needle three inches into your guts to put the "pubic Plexis" blocked. It is like being able to inject your trigger points yourself.
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info_nexuslegalcash_com wrote:
If you need assistance in dealing with the financial pressures of daily life while you wait for your case to settle, please call 877-95-NEXUS or email us at info@nexuslegalcash.com or simply visit our website at www.nexuslegalcash.com .
darn where is meshed when we need him. Ehhhmmm- ive got this. Listen up vulture, this is a forum for mesh victims. Not for payday loan vultures., aka midway barkers, attorney peddlers or pill pushers. My I suggest you crawl back under the rock from where u came. F you very much.
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Any Suggestion....I agree with Mitch. The hospital has to have your records, just not on their premises. Anything older is usually archived off-site somewhere else. You have to find out who their archive company is and contact them. My records were archived and I had to fill out a form they sent me and they retrieved them.

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Well, Guess what? The hospital had my records!!! I was told 5 times they did not keep them that long, so I decided to go to the doctors office who did the surgery to talk to him personally....of coarse, Easter weekend, he wasn't there, doors locked....I then went to medical records, the lady behind the counter told me she had only started last week, but she would take a look...5 minutes later, amazingly she found them!!! Yesss!!! This is where I need help...after reading though what she could find, they used a polypropylene mesh, but I do not know who made it yet....can anyone answer this? Surgery done early 1995, word "prolene"(sp?) used also? I also called the Dr.'s office who told me "your mesh is fine" and demanded 5 minutes of his time to show me exactly what he is seeing(1 Radiologist(did original MRI, 1 Urologist and another surgeon who looked at a closer view(CAT scan) said they see no signs of mesh? Unreal!! Any help would be greatly appreciated!!! I do not know if the mesh is my problem, but I need that ruled out first, before we go any further.....7,178 posts on this site alone about this ******* mesh, Dr. who said he saw it blew it off immediately, I am so sorry for all of you, I can not believe how the system works, it is an absolute nightmare, only to soon get worse!!! Hang in there everyone, we will beat this and be OK......As I said, I NEED to find out if the mesh is the cause of my pain and possibly caused my MS? if I do, I will do everything possible to go after these crooks behind it.......what a nightmare!!! Hope to hear back, thank you all so much!! Happy Easter!!!
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AnySuggestion wrote:
Well, Guess what? The hospital had my records!!! I was told 5 times they did not keep them that long, so I decided to go to the doctors office who did the surgery to talk to him personally....of coarse, Easter weekend, he wasn't there, doors locked....I then went to medical records, the lady behind the counter told me she had only started last week, but she would take a look...5 minutes later, amazingly she found them!!! Yesss!!! This is where I need help...after reading though what she could find, they used a polypropylene mesh, but I do not know who made it yet....can anyone answer this? Surgery done early 1995, word "prolene"(sp?) used also? I also called the Dr.'s office who told me "your mesh is fine" and demanded 5 minutes of his time to show me exactly what he is seeing(1 Radiologist(did original MRI, 1 Urologist and another surgeon who looked at a closer view(CAT scan) said they see no signs of mesh? Unreal!! Any help would be greatly appreciated!!! I do not know if the mesh is my problem, but I need that ruled out first, before we go any further.....7,178 posts on this site alone about this ******* mesh, Dr. who said he saw it blew it off immediately, I am so sorry for all of you, I can not believe how the system works, it is an absolute nightmare, only to soon get worse!!! Hang in there everyone, we will beat this and be OK......As I said, I NEED to find out if the mesh is the cause of my pain and possibly caused my MS? if I do, I will do everything possible to go after these crooks behind it.......what a nightmare!!! Hope to hear back, thank you all so much!! Happy Easter!!!
I am writing you to ask if the diagnosis of MS was made by MRI, have lesions been detected? I have heard this diagnosis from several patients who have contacted me, and several had underlying infections. Please get second opinion if you haven't already. A book by Maximo Deysine, "Hernia Infections) is available on Amazon or other book sites. If your surgery was done in the mid 1990's, you may have had "Marlex", produced by Bard-davol. A single sheet mesh possibly implanted with the Lichtenstein method (check your operative report for how it was implanted.) which is done by open incision if it was a groin hernia.
Other early mesh could be an Ethicon (J & J) "Prolene" model. Both are polypropylene. There were several others on the market, some short lived mostly polypropylene or polyethylene. All may suffer the same issue of contraction, nerve entrapment pain due to excessive chronic inflammatory response. Anyone reading this post may contact me at brosenberg1@bellsouth.net for more information. You are not alone, this is not your fault, feel better,
Bruce
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I had a double hernia operation in 2011 since then i have been operated on 3 times for infection's my doctor told me it was just from the scar tissue which i DO NOT BELIEVE' i went to a specialist in 2012 in baltimore he was so dumb he couldn't tell me anymore than i already knew .when i tried to get a answer on the type of mesh that was put in me i just get the run around 'doe's anybody know a good lawyer that will take this kind of case in maryland i need good help please let me know.i have not been able to have sex with my wife since the operation.plase post a comment for me thank you .

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I am writing you to ask if the diagnosis of MS was made by MRI, have lesions been detected? I have heard this diagnosis from several patients who have contacted me, and several had underlying infections. Please get second opinion if you haven't already. A book by Maximo Deysine, "Hernia Infections) is available on Amazon or other book sites. If your surgery was done in the mid 1990's, you may have had "Marlex", produced by Bard-davol. A single sheet mesh possibly implanted with the Lichtenstein method (check your operative report for how it was implanted.) which is done by open incision if it was a groin hernia.
Other early mesh could be an Ethicon (J & J) "Prolene" model. Both are polypropylene. There were several others on the market, some short lived mostly polypropylene or polyethylene. All may suffer the same issue of contraction, nerve entrapment pain due to excessive chronic inflammatory response. Anyone reading this post may contact me at brosenberg1@bellsouth.net for more information. You are not alone, this is not your fault, feel better,
Bruce
Thanks You.....Yes, MS was detected by an MRI, and yes I did get a second opinion, but she looked at the same MRI that the ignorant first Dr. I had gave me. Lesions were detected, not many, if I remember right, 8 on my brain, maybe 5 on my neck? From the research I have done so far. I believe they used the Lichtenstein method as it says "a tension free type hernioplasty was performed" when I Googled "tension free", the Lichtenstein method came up numerous times, I take it those two terms mean the same?(please remember, I am new to this, learning and doing all possible research I can), and yes, it also says "an open incision was made over the right inguinal canal" Another word used is "Nurulon"? The surgeon who saw the mesh and said it was "fine" hasn't called me back yet? I will be calling back soon if they do not get a hold of me.... I am going to demand 5 minutes of his time to show me what he saw. I also read the "image report" from the Urologist who did the CAT Scan last night, it says "No acute abdominal or pelvic process is identified. No postoperative changes are identified to indicate prior hernia repair" and "No postoperative changes are identified in the inguinal region to suggest prior surgery"....what the hell does that mean? Thank You all for your help, I am not going to stop until I can rule the mesh out, any info/help would be/is greatly appreciated....Thanks so much

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