Posted by: Toni | 2012-11-09

Pain after mesh insertion

I had mesh inserted during open surgery to have an incisional hernia repaired approx 2 years ago. However, I recently had my gallbladder removed during which they found that the muscles / tissue had never grown into the mesh and this was causing some of the pain that I was experiencing. It is just lying loosely on top of the repaired hernia. No-one seems to know who can help me with the pain and I have no idea where to start. Painkillers (tramacet, norflex etc) work but I can''t keep on taking them. Who can I see re this in the Centurion / Pretoria area. The pain is above and around my navel area and mainly along my midline scar. I have trouble standing still or walking for long periods of time.

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You can ask your GP for a referral to a gastroenterologist.


Dr Anrich

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