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I had a hernia repair with poly mesh august 2013... began

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I had a hernia repair with poly mesh august 2013... began feeling very ill november 2014.... no doctor could find anything wrong with me.I had many mri's ct's, blood tests, x-rays.. june 2015 a small hole opened on my hernia repair scar and began leaking infected fluid...doctor told me the mesh must be infected and would have to be removed. I was not put on any antibiotics and he did not remove the mesh till the end of august 2015,,, after surgery he told me the mesh had rolled up into a ball.... something doesnt seem right with all of this... did the original surgeon not implant the mesh correctly or was the mesh defective ? It is not on recall list...
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

any other medical issues?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
how long does it take to get an answer?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

I would say likely the surgeon didn't implant it correctly

Mesh should never roll up into a ball like that

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

please don't forget a positive rating. I appreciate it

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