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What kind of a Dr. do I see for hernia repair? I've had

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What kind of a Dr. do I see for hernia repair?

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

Yes,I've had hernia surgery and a mesh was used. It is now causing pain. The surgery in 2015. The surgeon says there's nothing he can do.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

The pain has been there on and off since the surgery. It's much worse when I'm on my feet fro long.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I can't think of any thing. I don't have heart issues, no diabetes.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 7 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 7 months ago

You need to consult a general surgeon.

Mesh can be removed.

Mesh can be painful causing;

1) Scarring.

2) Entrapping a nerve.

3) Immune or allergic reaction.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
O.K. Thanks, But don't I need to see a surgeon that specializes in hernias?
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 7 months ago

You are very welcome.

General surgeons specialize in hernia.

There may be some general surgeon who have done more hernia than the other surgeons but any surgeon of 10 years standing would have enough experience about hernia mesh and their associated problems, issues and complications.

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