... bad but had trouble lifting my left leg to get into the car for about three weeks. On 2/18/15, I began having severe pain in the area of the repair. Pain was so bad that I was unable to stand up straight and unable to bear weight on left leg. Only relief was pushing on painful spot to give it support. Pain went away after about 5 minutes and only happened after emptying bladder. Now almost two weeks later, pain is getting worse and more regular.It now hurts to stand straight most of the time and kills to pick up my granddaughter. I need to know if this is normal as my family doctor said to deal with it for 6 months and if it isn't gone, we can try something different. My job keeps me active and I regularly lift well over 3 ton of product throughout each shift. I can't be in pain like this for 6 months. Should I be contacting my surgeon? Could the mesh tear apart? Could the hernia return? Could it be infected- my whole body now aches, especially my left arm, hip, knee, ankle, and shoulder. Joint and muscle pain throughout the body. Just need to know if wait it out or go see surgeon. Please give your thoughts
Inguinal Hernia - I had laproscopic left inguinal repair with mesh on 12/22/14. Pain after was not?
Question posted by chrate on 2 March 2015
Last updated on 1 April 2020 by Nvragainherniarp
Oh my word! I’ve read so many posts before reaching yours. I too am suffering from unbelievable consequences like yours. My surgery was Feb 18 2020. Before locating the Spegilian hernia I had this golf ball size bump just to the left of my csection scar. I was suffering from “kick in the nuts” on and off pain constipation kidney stone removals UTI ovarian torsion complete hysterectomy, uterine cancer, cervical death, infections monthly over 20 CT scans MRI xrays blood stools. Once discovered I had surgery immediately as the hernia now contained bowel obstruction intestinal inception blood loss to extremities and finally uncontrollable in my stomach and lower back. I was patched with 5”x 8” mesh patch. I have been to the ER numerous times with high WBC counts anemia return hernia in a different location. Now I lay on the couch mostly in intense pain, bowel movements only every 2-3 days.
The past two blood cultures have come back within normal limits despite my 3rd weeks of low grade fevers and flu like symptoms nothing is being done. Including having surgery to correct my new hernia because the intestinal wall is too thin to operate again without reconstruction. I just turned 40. I’m bed ridden and suffer daily from flue like body aches and pain. I’ve had a second option which resulted in being told the first surgeon is basically the one who knows how the patch was placed so I should see him again. With the new virus shutting down the United States and all my blood work results showing no infection I am doomed to suffer even longer without resolution.
Since it has been over 3 years, I am wondering how you are doing now. I am in a similar situation post surgery but it has been 3 months now and pain is not improving.
I would DEFINITELY call your surgeon. Right now if you haven't already.
It could signal an infection, or it could signal a rejection from your body. The pain is there to signal something; especially if the pain is spreading throughout your body.
Best case scenario :I'm wrong and its nothing, you're having a hard time recovering from the surgery. But you're much better off getting it checked out and having it be nothing than not and have it be something. Please let us know what happened.
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