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3 common signs of hernia mesh complications

On Behalf of | Sep 1, 2020 | Hernia Mesh |

When you suffer a hernia caused by bending, lifting, undergoing a cesarean section or something else, your doctors may treat it by using a surgical hernia mesh implant. Such procedures are quite common across Alabama and the United States, with American physicians performing more than a million of them each year. 

According to MedTruth, you face a risk of experiencing potentially serious complications in the aftermath of a hernia mesh repair procedure. Research suggests that more than a third of all such surgeries cause complications. While symptoms of hernia mesh complications may vary to some degree from one person to the next, there are certain signs to watch for after undergoing this type of medical procedure. Common signs of hernia mesh complications are as follows. 

1. Severe pain and discomfort

Pain and discomfort are some of the most common complications associated with hernia mesh repair. You may experience pain or tenderness in your stomach, groin, abdomen or leg after such a procedure. In some cases, you may notice bruising or swelling in addition to the pain. You may, too, notice a skin rash near your surgical site. 

2. Libido issues

Some patients, and particularly, male ones, find that they experience a substantial change in libido following a hernia mesh surgery. You may lose sensation in your genital area and find it difficult to experience sexual arousal after your procedure. 

3. Problems using the bathroom

Bowel obstructions are another common complication linked to hernia mesh. You may also struggle to urinate due to a blockage after a procedure involving hernia mesh. 

Find more about complications associated with hernia mesh surgery on our webpage.