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Howie

Suitland, MD

#1925 Mar 26, 2009
To JohnRDavis, when you mean light warehouse work, does this mean "standing", "bending", "moving small office supplies" ?
Howie

Suitland, MD

#1926 Mar 26, 2009
Comment requested: Here is a research paper by Dr. Grischan. Note: this does like he has his family involved:

www.goremedical.com/em/file/AM2911.pdf

Howie Green
Arlington, VA until 4/15/2009
Howie

Suitland, MD

#1927 Mar 26, 2009
Sorry about the typing error, it should be

www.goremedical.com/en/file/AM2911.pdf

Howie
Dave

Sioux Falls, SD

#1928 Mar 26, 2009
struesel wrote:
I am a male age 48. I had right inguinal hernia, direct type, surgery in 9/07. The Dr. used the Mesh and Bard Mesh Perfix Plug . size: extra large plug REF 0112780 Lot HURC8942 . I had some testicle pain when I ejaculated for a short period right after the surgery that went away within weeks. The Dr. said it was due to him manipulating the spermatic cord during the mesh and plug hernia repair. Well, No more pain until About 14 months after surgery, I started having pain after ejaculation ( POST EJACULATORY PAIN - AFTER ORGASM PAIN INGUINAL HERNIA SURGERY ). It is not painful to ejaculate, but later that day usually at night in bed while I am laying down on my side or back, I have a pain at the incision site, that feels like a testicle pain. "like getting hit in the testicle sensation" I feel around and everything feels fine and I can't make the pain appear by pressing around. Sometimes my right testicle will ache. It is A duller ache than being hit in the testicles directly, but it is the same kind of feeling. The pain lasts for the last few hrs. of the night. I don't feel it sitting or walking around, except occasionally. The mesh is holding great and I am very active and I know the hernia has not come back. There is no infection symptoms.. I got my Operative report from the hospital and found that the Dr. "dissected circumferentially around the spermatic cord and placed a penrose drain. A direct inguinal hernia was identified and it was freed from the adhesions to the spermatic cord and it's orifice was identified in the floor of the Hesselbach's triangle. The Dr. also dissected the spermatic cord and found a cord limpoma and divided it at its base using a 2-0 Polysorb suture for a tie and sent it off to pathology." My pain seems to me to be related to the spermatic cord. Now the Dr. didn't tell me anything but he had to manipulate the spermatic cord...Maybe my spermatic cord is being restricted in some way??. The Dr. warned me before surgery that injury to the spermatic cord is possible, but he had never had any problems before. Does anyone know if this can be easily fixed without removing mesh and so forth? Maybe loosed around the cord? Anyone else have this pain? Should I tell the FDA? Sex is not that fun anymore. [email protected]
Don't think directly related to the mesh. What you described in the operative report sounds standard. Have you discussed this with your surgeon? He/She may want to refer you to a urologist. You may have other issues such as prostatis or epydidimitis.
wolf99

AOL

#1929 Mar 26, 2009
Dave, Hi You responed to one of my questions back on page 81 (1672). About the mesh Mayo technique tension free/tension. Which you stated that the Mayo vest over pants (tension) is used to fix umbilical hernias. Which I understand that. Now here is where I am getting scared, When the past surgeon repaired , wrote in his OP Report was large MIDLINE VENTRAL HERNIA with ENTRAPMENT of OMENTUM. Repaired using The Mayo technique with Ethibond sutures in interruptrd manner.etc..... Now a friend has found this on the inter net. On the Spinger Link: Incisional Hernia Recrrence following vest over pant's or vertical Mayo Repair of Primary Hernias of the Medline. this was posted back in1997 on 01/01/1997. Ok if this was posted 12 years ago, and doctor's back then say it should be abandon,on Ventral hernias, when thier is signs of other prier surgery because of prier tension, and a very high rate of recurrence. again why would this surgeon not know this??? It don't make since to me.5 1/2 years later. Laid up. And cann't get help. RED TAPE.
wolf99

AOL

#1930 Mar 26, 2009
Dave, some of my note didn't take , any way I just don't want to end up not being able to have some active life after this second surgery,which I feel a lot of pain in the left side where first hernia was but the new bulge is on the right side and hole under navel. I don't want to keep having surery the rest of my life every 5 years.
wolf99

AOL

#1931 Mar 26, 2009
Howie wrote:
Sorry about the typing error, it should be
www.goremedical.com/en/file/AM2911.pdf
Howie
I just looked at this site quit different then the one I have.Open Repair of large ventral hernia with Gore- Tex Dual mesh Plus Bio Material www,gore medical.com
Deb

Chicago, IL

#1932 Mar 27, 2009
Katy wrote:
Hi,
if you or someone you know has had a hernia repair surgery and a MARLEX mesh patch was used and this has caused pain or other complications, please email me with your story. My husband and I are trying to find enough people for a lawsuit against the manufacturer, as he is in so much pain on a daily basis. Thanks.
I too suffer daily from a hernia repair. I am in the process of getting all the info from the hospital but after reviewing the operatitive report I already have they were careful not to mention name brands. One point the doctor wrote they chose a mesh 15 x 20 and furhter down he states that the Marlex was facing towards the abdomial wall. Not sure if you can tell me but where it says operaratice proceure this is what is says: LAPAPROSCOPIC LYSIS OF ADHESIONS AND REPAIR OF VENTRAL HERNIA USING A 15 X 20 CM EX MESH. The hospital tells me it could take months before my records are ready. I had my surgery March of 2006 and have burning pain and svere itching inside where hernia was daily. It usually feels like I am bloated and I have a lot of pressure and sometimes it even feels like there is pulling or charp pain. My pain too started out where it only hurted when my kids sat on my lap. I kind of have learned to deal with my pain and have accepted it because I was told after multiple CT scans that there was nothing wrong other than some ovarian cysts. They said the only thing they could do was cut me up and down about 7 inches and do exploratory surgery to find out what the problem could be if any. I wish I never had this done and would never reccommend it to anyone!

Since: Mar 09

Vista, CA

#1934 Mar 27, 2009
Howie wrote:
To JohnRDavis, when you mean light warehouse work, does this mean "standing", "bending", "moving small office supplies" ?
I have an online store where I sell figurines. I write up invoices, stand to find the items in inventory (which sometimes involves squatting, which I do very slowly), pack the orders, sit down again to print label, stand to put the label on the package and move the package to a staging area. Repeat. The packages are usually anywhere from 2 to 15 pounds. It gets more uncomfortable the longer I go, so I don't push it. I also have some work that I'm putting off, such as unpacking a large shipment from my vendor.

Since: Mar 09

Vista, CA

#1935 Mar 27, 2009
By the way, for those considering a tension repair, they aren't for the faint of heart. The first 3-4 days of recovery were pretty brutal, even with percocet. You really need to have someone with you, as movement is what hurts, and they will be doing pretty much everything for you. It's also nice to have a hand to help you get in and out of bed.
Jared Aigner

Denver, CO

#1936 Mar 27, 2009
I have these same symptoms struessel. I believe that not all surgeons are the same. The circumstances that are involved are different for everyone. For anyone to deny your pain, is f u cked up and illegal. You are in your own body and no one has the right to deny you your feelings. To anyone who doesnt believe that beeing cut open hurts, suk it. YOur all just a bunch of cock suckers who dont have any compasion for someone who is hurt. And to the guy who thinks im a pill popper, your right. I take pills because i have to dik. You should stop judging ppl, and get to work on what is wrong with us. I believe that you will rot in hell for being such an asshole
wolf99

AOL

#1937 Mar 27, 2009
Deb wrote:
<quoted text>
I too suffer daily from a hernia repair. I am in the process of getting all the info from the hospital but after reviewing the operatitive report I already have they were careful not to mention name brands. One point the doctor wrote they chose a mesh 15 x 20 and furhter down he states that the Marlex was facing towards the abdomial wall. Not sure if you can tell me but where it says operaratice proceure this is what is says: LAPAPROSCOPIC LYSIS OF ADHESIONS AND REPAIR OF VENTRAL HERNIA USING A 15 X 20 CM EX MESH. The hospital tells me it could take months before my records are ready. I had my surgery March of 2006 and have burning pain and svere itching inside where hernia was daily. It usually feels like I am bloated and I have a lot of pressure and sometimes it even feels like there is pulling or charp pain. My pain too started out where it only hurted when my kids sat on my lap. I kind of have learned to deal with my pain and have accepted it because I was told after multiple CT scans that there was nothing wrong other than some ovarian cysts. They said the only thing they could do was cut me up and down about 7 inches and do exploratory surgery to find out what the problem could be if any. I wish I never had this done and would never reccommend it to anyone!
Deb their is no need for the hospital to take so long at getting your records. They are running scared of lawsuit. All state,/hospitals, have a record department. they just dragging there feet. Tell them you will ask HIPPA to help get them. Your surgeon should also have a complete record of your surgery. Also ask for a complete billing list, tells you all the materials,and their codes of the item used. Then go to FDA/ Maude Recall list of Hernia Mesh Patches, Also ask for patients bill of rights.
Jared Aigner

Denver, CO

#1938 Mar 27, 2009
If you ever make it to CO. you should come see me YOu asshole. I would love to show you my scar and show you real pain. When your life becomes harder and everyday is filled with discomfort,there is obviously a problem. YOu have no idea who i am, and you should just mind your own business. These blogs are to get help not to be judged by ppl who have nothing better to do than jack off to medical blogs. I think your time should be spent helping ppl. Its not your job to judge ppl for having pain. I dont know who you are, but im sure your a real cock head, with a really big problem.
Jared Aigner

Denver, CO

#1939 Mar 27, 2009
RBW wrote:
<quoted text> Jared is a pill addict
I know its your Richard Bernard Wells. See you in court. why would you type my name in to the internet if you didnt have a grudge against me. I still wanna know why you ruined my car, and how your going to fix it.
wolf99

AOL

#1940 Mar 27, 2009
JohnRDavis wrote:
By the way, for those considering a tension repair, they aren't for the faint of heart. The first 3-4 days of recovery were pretty brutal, even with percocet. You really need to have someone with you, as movement is what hurts, and they will be doing pretty much everything for you. It's also nice to have a hand to help you get in and out of bed.
03/27/09.Jonh R. Davis, Hi I agree with you 100%. It sure wasn't 5 1/2 years ago, when i had tension done. I got to have it redone. and don't lopk forward to it.it about kills you when you have to cough to get the fluids off lungs after the surgery.but this will be the 4th tension surgery. People doing tension you wouldn't be able to do the heavy stuff you use to do,their is a recurrence ,it pulls on the muscle tissue,weken it.
Michelle

Seattle, WA

#1941 Mar 28, 2009
To Dave

You appear to be using Rebound HRD for inguinal repairs but isn't the memory ring on this patch likely to break down like the Kugel Patch did. I don't get it!!
Dave

Belle Fourche, SD

#1942 Mar 28, 2009
Michelle wrote:
To Dave
You appear to be using Rebound HRD for inguinal repairs but isn't the memory ring on this patch likely to break down like the Kugel Patch did. I don't get it!!
Different design altogether. A nitinol ring (same material used in heart stents) is placed instead of a plastic ring as in the Bard product. I did visit the company and factory where it is made in Minnesota. Believe they are tested thousands of times with a machine that bends them back and forth. No reported breaks. Also placed laparoscopically.
Michelle

Seattle, WA

#1943 Mar 28, 2009
Can this mesh cover the myopectal oriface, femoral, direct, indirect hernias at the same time? I am concerned for my boyfriend with mesh related issues.
Dave

Belle Fourche, SD

#1944 Mar 28, 2009
Michelle wrote:
Can this mesh cover the myopectal oriface, femoral, direct, indirect hernias at the same time? I am concerned for my boyfriend with mesh related issues.
Yes. The myopectineal orfice is the area of the abdominal wall where you get direct, indirect, and femoral hernias. If I had to pick a mesh that I think gives the best repair, I'd pick this one. I don't think it's needed though for routine indirect hernias, and don't use it in these circumstances due to cost. I think it runs around 200 to 300 dollars.
wolf99

AOL

#1945 Mar 29, 2009
question answer forum about hernias general surgery: all experts.com general surgery khumar huse

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