tiny

Simi Valley, CA

#607 Jun 29, 2012
Just had my 3rd hernia repair, 1st was in 2009 no mesh had a direct & indirect both on the same side.
Had constant pain, couldn't even spray the shower massage on the area. This went on for 16 months, then went to mexico & had another repair this time with mesh, felt better, both were open surgeries. But over time it didnt feel right & hurt. So just had the 3rd repair june 2012 laproscopic with mesh & the Dr. has advised me to do nothing for the next 30 days. said I had a hole right where the second repair was , but the mesh had failed & it was on the outside of the muscle. This time the dr has put the mesh underneath, Only been a week, I was a contractor for 38 years & had lifted alot of heavy objects. Since that I have retired to sales & we'll see how it goes
richard weiner

Brooklyn, NY

#608 Jul 4, 2012
anyone out there see the tv ads describing lawsuits over bad mesh experiences?
ALS

United States

#609 Jul 7, 2012
For those suffering with hernia complications, I had many surgeries and even traveled out of town to some internet surgeons. My final surgeon was Dr. Peter
S. Billing who took out and replaced the mesh(s) on both sides with Ultra Pro.
You can contact me at SwimmerinShoreline@Yahoo.com

ALS
(Recently moved to Denver, CO)
lauren

Los Angeles, CA

#610 Jul 8, 2012
Bruce wrote:
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Please go to the other Topix blog "FDA warns of Death"... There are numerous people on that blog with your problem. The mesh is absolutely likely your problem, you are not alone as you will see. Please search on the net "Parviz Amid" and the word "Meshoma" together. He has a research article Titled "Ilioinguinal Neralgia". Your type of pain often caused by impingement of the one or all three of the main nerves: Ilioinguinal (Very Common), Iliohypogastric or Genito-Femoral (likely your injury. Entrapment of the nerves by mesh, suture or scar tissue describes your symptoms if they occured post-op. Your surgeon knows this, they are taught this when they install the mesh to be careful of damaging the nerves. Often the mesh migrates slightly, can fold/roll or crumple in a ball (Meshoma). Hard to see on CT. E-mail me at Brosenberg1@bellsouth.net I will help you, try to refer you to surgeon who knows. Yours and others who say "Its not the mesh" just don't want to get dragged into a lawsuit...So you suffer. I need to know your complete symptoms, where mesh placed, product name and lot #. Please contact me ASAP, I am completing a database of mesh complications for (hopefully) an FDA review. I will tell you how to file an adverse event report.
Feel better and don't give up!! Try to laugh as much as possible..
Bruce
need help. Have has undiagnosed bi lateral hernias for over Tel years!! When finally "found" and repaired, am NOW experiencing MORE pain than before the repairs and doc says its not hernias But I know they are back and i cannot go a day without pain!!! Help please
Thanks Lauren
Livinglaurenlove@gmail.com
lauren

Los Angeles, CA

#611 Jul 8, 2012
lauren wrote:
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need help. Have has undiagnosed bi lateral hernias for over Tel years!! When finally "found" and repaired, am NOW experiencing MORE pain than before the repairs and doc says its not hernias But I know they are back and i cannot go a day without pain!!! Help please
Thanks Lauren
Livinglaurenlove@gmail.com
New phone = lots of Type os
Undiagnosed hernias + hernia repair+ mesh = increased pain even 2 months after repair
Hydro

Tokyo, Japan

#612 Jul 8, 2012
Had a surgery for direct inguinal surgery and had mesh placed over it in 1997. In 2011 had surgery for indirect inguinal surgery after finding a lump in right groin which was painful. A couple of months found a lump above the incision made in the groin. The surgeon after examining the lump said that it was not a hernia and I should go about my normal activities. On pressing him what it could be he told me that most probably a fatty growth, and asked me to come back for a check up three months later. Do not know if he was telling the truth or just killing time so for the records the occurence of recurrent hernia would be reported three months later in his report. Has anyone got a lump after hernia surgery at the incision site a year or so after the surgery
Ian

Brisbane, Australia

#613 Jul 9, 2012
I had lapro bilateral hernia surgery 12 weeks ago and still have discomfort on both sides, went to the local doctor today and he says he can still feel lumps where hernias were. Having ultrasound next week. Any one else had similar experience? I think my operation has not worked?
Laura

Lake Orion, MI

#614 Jul 21, 2012
Scott wrote:
Hello all who have some personal experience and expertise in matters of inquinal hernia repair!
Mine from 8 months ago seems quite successful. However, shortly after the surgery I experienced a skin rash that lasted months. Started behind my knees and then inside of elbows then all over my torso. Having never had such a rash I couldn't figure out what would have caused it. Wondered about anesthesias used and also about the part of the mesh that dissolved over time. My surgeon is researching this now as I am due for a left inquinal surgery (what is it about trauma's happening so soon after another ... I am 70, very fit and active and these are the first trauma's I have experienced).
Anyone else develop allergies after implants or operations?
I got a similar rash a week after same surgery . Did you ever resolve the mystery?
Kim

Springfield, OR

#616 Jul 27, 2012
Michelle wrote:
This is important, if you have gone to Dr. Shirin Towfigh for surgery or a redo, please let us know how you made out. She is on the board of the American Hernia Society and I can't find anyone that had real positive outcome with her. So please,please, this is very important as many of us thought about going to see her.
Hi Michelle
I was wondering if you followed through with your hernia surgery with Dr. Towfigh.
I am wondering if what I have, a chronic right quadrant lower pain that has lasted many years,
is a hernia. I would be interested in hearing if you had any help. Thanks!
Sharon

Weston, CT

#617 Jul 30, 2012
Does anyone know anything at all about Dr. Novitsky, who is at University Hospital in Ohio? I'm considering just going back to my original surgeon for a redo. Had surgery in February...four hernias repaired in total (including an incarcerated femoral one, which was truly excruciating), two large pieces of Bard 3d mesh put in, one on each side. Burning pain in front of thigh since then, also deep pelvic pain which is intermittent but awful when it happens, and unable to walk without a cane because each step hurts somewhere inside (but not sure where). My original surgeon is willing to go back in and try to clean things out, but I'm scared...but also don't know if it's worth traveling. Dr. Novitsky has no reviews and I can't find a single person who has used him, except that he does speak at the hernia conferences, for what it's worth. Advice anyone?
Remove

Livingston, TN

#618 Jul 30, 2012
Sharon wrote:
Does anyone know anything at all about Dr. Novitsky, who is at University Hospital in Ohio? I'm considering just going back to my original surgeon for a redo. Had surgery in February...four hernias repaired in total (including an incarcerated femoral one, which was truly excruciating), two large pieces of Bard 3d mesh put in, one on each side. Burning pain in front of thigh since then, also deep pelvic pain which is intermittent but awful when it happens, and unable to walk without a cane because each step hurts somewhere inside (but not sure where). My original surgeon is willing to go back in and try to clean things out, but I'm scared...but also don't know if it's worth traveling. Dr. Novitsky has no reviews and I can't find a single person who has used him, except that he does speak at the hernia conferences, for what it's worth. Advice anyone?
So, you know nothing about him and can't find anything about him. Then why stuck on him?
Onewhoknowsthetr uth

Hendersonville, TN

#619 Jul 31, 2012
JJW wrote:
If you peopple would lose weight and stop drinking cokes and coffee your hernia would stop hurting. Plastic does not hurt you thats an email hoax from long ago.
go what a total ahole and tool you are. You have no freaking clue what this mesh patch is doing to people what an ignorant prejudicial response. In the future refrain from commenting as you have NO idea what you are talking about
Mike

Clarksville, MD

#620 Aug 4, 2012
I need an inguinal hernia repair in Maryland.
Any doctors you recommend?
Open or laparoscopic?
Thank you.
Mike

Clarksville, MD

#621 Aug 7, 2012
Any recommendations for a hernia surgeon in Maryland?

obdoc2001@yahoo.com

Which is the best for a very physically active middle age male ?

Laparoscopy or open?

ANyone had the extra peritoneal laparoscopic repair?

Thanks one and all except for the unknown jerk!
Bly

Denver, CO

#622 Aug 9, 2012
I am a little puzzled to find out Dr. Bruce Ramsahaw in Florida has suggested bio meshes to people when we know they fail.
Bob

United States

#623 Aug 9, 2012
Bly wrote:
I am a little puzzled to find out Dr. Bruce Ramsahaw in Florida has suggested bio meshes to people when we know they fail.
He never recommended bio to me???
PSS

Jacksonville, FL

#624 Aug 12, 2012
Nic wrote:
"<quoted text>"
What an idiot...... I'm a healthy 21year old sportsmen with similar pain issues. Never drunk coffee in my life, havent drunk coke in 5 years.
I am with you. I am a healthy 40 yo with zero weight issues and do not drink carbonated beverages. I am more active than most...probably more than the ignorant person that commented about the weight and soda as the cause of the hernias.
We do not all fit the same mold. Stop flaunting your ignorance.
Ron

Leσn, Mexico

#625 Aug 13, 2012
I had hernia surgery in July of 2011 by Dr. Grischkan in NE Ohio. He came highly recommended and I was very satisfied with his pre & post surgery, it was wonderful although as time went on I began to experience intense pain in my abdominal & groin area with culmination on 1/1/12 when I doubled over with pain. Later that mo. I called & talked to Dr. Grischkan, he recommended I seak professional pain management treatment as I was out of state and could not return for his assessment.(I'm not a baby & wouldn't complain if I didn't have a real concern.) When I persisted in his verbal assessment he said there may be some scaring infringement with nerve endings. This was somewhat logical and gave me some sence of comfort. It is now Aug. 2012 & I am now in Mexico and having regular daily pain in my groin & lower abdominal area. I have come to the realization that this is the way it will be... for the rest of my life, not good but could be worse.
I may make it back to Ohio next year & if I do I will surely see Dr. Grischkan. Hopefully I won't get any worse. Had I known then what I know now, I would not let Dr. Grischkan talk me into having the operation as I was not experiencing any pain with my hernia before the operation.
robert hamill

El Monte, CA

#626 Aug 13, 2012
I had left inguinal hernia surgery June 2nd @ VA hospital in Houston - everything fine for 2 months, then the incision became infected. Ive had ultrasound & CT scan - shows normal. They have given me Sulfamethoxazole but its still draining. What to do?
Bly

Denver, CO

#627 Aug 17, 2012
These questions:

1. Who is Dr. David Grischkan and why are people going to him?
2. I believe Dr. Ramshaw had been doing research on biological mesh implants. But maybe he backed off?
3. Who knows about these meshes:

Parietex?- Was Dr. Ramshaw involved in the development of Parietex
Ti Mesh, this is a titanium mesh, does anyone know much about it?


Thank You
Bly Evans

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