North Penn Hernia Institute Title Bar
NORTH PENN HERNIA INSTITUTE WEB PAGE
Vist North Penn Hernia Institute Home Page




LIKE US
LIKE Us on Facebook
  << Previous Topic | Next Topic >>Return to Forum  

Post op pain after 1 year

July 21 2008 at 8:32 PM
 
from IP address 68.4.233.88

Hello,
I am a 34 year old man and had an inguinal hernia last August. The recovery from the surgery was supposed to take about 6 weeks and it was said that I would be pretty much back to normal. Today I am still numb in that area. It is very tender to the touch (much like a deep bruise). I also feel dull achey pain where the hernia occured. I've had a CT scan and they said they saw what appeard to be a lesion behind the mesh. They sent me to have an ultra sound today and the technician said she didn't really see anything. They are reffering it to the original surgeon and my GP. HELP!!! Not sure what this could be but I'm at my wits end feeling like this. Thanks in advance for any advice and knowledge that you could pass my way.
Josh Bastian

 
 Respond to this message   
AuthorReply
Anonymous

68.38.215.253

Re: Post op pain after 1 year

July 22 2008, 6:33 AM 


 
 Respond to this message   


65.8.12.157

what type of repair?

July 26 2008, 1:04 AM 

plug and patch?

 
 Respond to this message   


99.233.59.61

hernia repair

November 15 2009, 8:26 PM 

hi
what king of surgury did you have mt husband has laproscopic surgury for a right ingurnal hurnia hi scars are on the left side where are your scars located and what kind of operation did you have he has had major complication do to this surgury
talk to you soon
rosanne

 
 Respond to this message   


99.233.59.61

hernia repair

November 15 2009, 8:27 PM 

hi
what king of surgury did you have mt husband has laproscopic surgury for a right ingurnal hurnia hi scars are on the left side where are your scars located and what kind of operation did you have he has had major complication do to this surgury
talk to you soon
rosanne

 
 Respond to this message   


115.131.214.205

Re: Post op pain after 1 year

July 12 2010, 6:27 AM 

hi my name is Donha i had my first op the 10 march 2010 & my second 1 may,i have been back at work 4 2 weeks & left on the 1st july being in pain,since then been 2 hospital 4 a day thay gave me a local in my stomach had scans done very very sore down in my groin thay are not sure wot is wrong but wen i walk i get pain down the right side of stomach & groin help is there any 1 out got the same

 
 Respond to this message   
Geoff

69.255.250.221

Re: Post op pain after 1 year

August 10 2011, 10:37 AM 

I am 40 have the same symptoms and the doctor at Georgetown university says it is nerve damage coused from the mesh. I am having that nerve cut next month.

 
 Respond to this message   
Anonymous

70.64.252.36

Re: Post op pain after 1 year

August 10 2011, 1:50 PM 

Geoff,

Do you mind sharing the name of the surgeon who is going to cut the nerve? Thanks.

 
 Respond to this message   
Anonymous

70.64.252.36

Re: Post op pain after 1 year

August 10 2011, 2:15 PM 

My name is Garth. Sorry for leaving that out. Thanks again Geoff.

 
 Respond to this message   
Eric

71.193.105.181

Bilateral Neurectomy

August 28 2011, 5:29 PM 

Bilateral open inguinal hernia surgery with mesh repair Jan 2010. Severe problems with groin/testicular pain and pain shooting down leg. Nerve blocks no help. Neurontin no help. Testicular ultrasound and urologist consult showed nothing. Dec. 2010 had ilioinginal nerves resected and scar tissue cleaned out. Still having pain issues and have limited ability to exercise. Surgeon said mesh was in place and doing fine, and there were no other hernias. Just be forewarned, you may still have problems after a 2nd surgery. The cause of Post Herniorraphy Pain Syndrome is not always clear. Good Luck.

 
 Respond to this message   
Anonymous

70.64.250.185

Re: Bilateral Neurectomy

September 21 2011, 10:01 PM 

Thanks Eric for your reply. I appreciate your candor and you have given me more to think about. I haven't been through pain mgt injections. Tried the drug route with family doctor which was a waste of time and money. Have been doing my research. I wish it would have solved your pain issues. You deserve to be painfree. I think I will take another look at my situation.

Garth

 
 Respond to this message   
Eric

71.193.105.181

Update on Continuing Post Herniorraphy Pain Syndrome

September 25 2011, 7:34 PM 

Began having very severe groin/testicular pain on Saturday, a couple weeks ago. The intensity, duration and frequency of my pain has slowly been increasing since my bilateral ilioinguinal neurectomy in Dec. 2010. At the onset of the pain, I decided to take 2 advil and wait to see if it resolved. It didn't. It was the worse groin (and particularly) testicular pain I've ever experienced. I took 2 vicodin 5-500's an hour later. When the vicodin kicked in I experienced relief that lasted 1 hour before the pain came raring back. I couldn't take any more vicodin for about 4 hours and just had to be in agony. Meanwhile, I became nauseous and developed a bad headache from the vicodin (at times does this to me). After about 4 hours I decided I couldn't take more vicodin and thought about going to the hospital emergency room. Then I thought - "what are they going to be able to do for me"? I went to a walk in clinic and they gave me scripts for percoset and an anti-nausea med. The percoset worked (thank heavens). I have been taking percoset almost daily now as I am in crisis mode with these severe episodes of pain. I am currently seeing another pain management specialist and she is giving me nerve blocks and trigger point injections. Immediately after these blocks and numbing trigger point injections I go into physical therapy. The physical therapist is identifying areas of scar tissue on my nerves and pulling against the nerves crosswise to break the adhesions. There is no way I would be able to stand this if I wasn't numbed first.

I'm early on into this treatment regimen, but so far no results. At this time I'm not confident, but will give it a couple more sessions.

It's my belief that they ought to try targeting my genitofemural nerve. It is certainly within the realm of possibility that is where my problem lies. And at this point, what's there to lose?

I'm pretty exasperated and upset right now.

 
 Respond to this message   
willjr.

74.196.59.20

going crazy with this pain after 2nd hernia surgery,partial orchiectomy

July 5 2012, 1:43 PM 

well, my husband is just like you guys and suffers from depression also.he is at his wit's end. surgeons' visit today and he said there was nothing more he could do and will refer him to a pain clinic.
still in pain daily,using ice packs hourly,percocets help some,along with something that should be legal.he can't believe he has to deal with this the rest of his life.he's 51 and is debilitated. are any of you on disablity or have considered legal alternatives.after he lost a testicle,we thought it would improve.

 
 Respond to this message   
Howie

50.8.83.149

See another surgeon

September 22 2013, 3:31 PM 

Maybe you need to see Dr. Bruce Ramsahaw or Dr. David Grischkan. I don't think pain management always works unless there is some kind of gradual improvement. Alternatively, there is Dr. Peter S. Billing in Seattle (really north of Seattle ). I think anyone of these doctors can do an exploratory operation to see what is going on with the nerves. Often times they can be cut laparoscopically when they can be seen. We have Dr. Ramshaw who has been studying different types of mesh and he would know what kind of replacement you need.

 
 Respond to this message   
Bill

67.163.176.219

nerve cut

September 1 2012, 9:29 PM 

Did you have any relief from your nerve being cut?

 
 Respond to this message   


66.87.115.161

nerve cut while in surgery

September 18 2013, 8:39 PM 

I was having a normal hernia surgery and my surgeon decided to do me a favor and cut my nerve. After Surgery my right testicle, right groin and my thigh were in pain. I have tried drugs and pain shots to no avail. My surgeon wants to go back in and reDo my hernia because she thinks my nerve is now stuck in my mesh. I am so worried that I will Come out worse? It's been six months of hell.

 
 Respond to this message   
Anonymous

76.119.156.160

Re: Post op pain after 1 year

June 25 2012, 6:37 PM 


 
 Respond to this message   
Howie

70.99.101.98

Re: Post op pain after 1 year

July 6 2012, 12:42 AM 

I think there could be mesh migration. Some meshes migrate more than other. You need an exploratory surgery to see what the problem is.

 
 Respond to this message   
Anonymous

38.98.60.66

Re: Post op pain after 1 year

July 6 2012, 3:39 PM 

What is mesh migration? If exploratory surgery is performed and the mesh has migrated but without a recurrence, what is the surgeon supposed to do????

 
 Respond to this message   


68.37.214.74

Post op pain after one year

July 6 2012, 4:51 PM 

There a several circumstances that could come under the rubric of mesh migration:
1. The mesh can fold up, roll up, ball up (meshoma)
2. It can contract or shrink.
3. It can possibly fray and shards from it can migrate to other areas of the body.
The results of the first two can be pulling or impinging on adjacent structures and/or nerves and irritating them. This can be due to breaking free of stitches, tacks, or staples through improper fixation, inadequate fixation, the effects of foreign body reaction, scarification, infection, abrupt movement/trauma/injury, etc.
In the case of item #3 this is also usually due to foreign body reaction, unseamed edges, pulling free from fixation etc.
In some patients, their bodies reject mesh (allergies/infections?) to such a degree that the mesh hardens, blackens, and causes additional problems.
Sometimes surgeons are able to simply remove problem areas of mesh and tacks or staples that are causing problems but sometimes these things have already caused lasting damage and sometimes the entire piece of mesh need to be removed.
This is from a review of the literature but is by no means complete.

 
 Respond to this message   
Current Topic - Post op pain after 1 year
  << Previous Topic | Next Topic >>Return to Forum  
NORTH PENN HERNIA INSTITUTE
Home Page