Incissional hernia after resection

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Incissional hernia after resection

by Cherylbr on Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:00 AM

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Has anyone out there had an incissional hernia after their resection?

My surgeon said they are fairly common.  I haven't seen anything on this on any of the posts.  I have been delaying another surgery because I want to be sure I am strong enough in mind and body.  Also kind of fearful of what else they might find.  Comments, anyone???  Thanks, Cheryl

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by Desprate_For_Answers on Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:00 AM

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    I also had one, the doctor said if it don't bother you let it go,but I had mine repaired on my second liver resection

Verlin

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by Chrisobrn on Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:00 AM

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My mom had one also after her second surgery for a bowel obstruction.  Doesn't bother her, they said to leave it alone.

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by Cherylbr on Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:00 AM

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Thank you both for your input.  Makes me feel a little better to know what you were told. 

My onc and my surgeon told me it could become a medical emergency if I let it go too long.  (I guess the key word is "could") It doesn't really bother me except for the bulge and having to wear the abdominl binder. 

Thanks again, Cheryl

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by 2ndtimer on Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:00 AM

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Cheryl,

I have no hernia experience but wanted to comment on your other thought.  Feeling fearful is normal, so don't let your fear stop you from any needed surgery.  Maybe you'll get good news.  If there is a problem it will be easier to deal with it now than later.  Best wishes to you for good luck and good news.

2ndtimer 

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by Chrisobrn on Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:00 AM

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Cheryl,

My mom was literally told it's "insignificant" UNLESS it's causing pain.  She wears no binder, nothing.   She doesn't even think about it.

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by everalady1 on Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:00 AM

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I have a swelling above my belly button that goes across my whole upper body. I had a colon resection done in may and noticed this a couple of months ago. i ws thinking it maybe because the cut weaked the muscles. is that what you guys are talking about. I want to know what it is but don't want to go to the doctors for more bad news, does this sound like what your talking about. when I tighten my belly is sticks out more ....I know i sound crazy but i have been through 2 operations in a months time and need a break from the doctors

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by scrump on Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:00 AM

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Hi, i thought i would email this, as i am desperate to get input on my situation.  After having a baby in feb 2003 by c-section, i landed up with incissional hernia, i knew i had a problem within 4 weeks of having my baby, i finally had a operation in 2004, but within weeks i was expericing severe pain, my surgen said this was normal that i needed to give it time, after awhile i was refered to a diferent surgen, i had a scan that showed the mesh had dislodged itself and the stitches move where they want. I  had my 2nd operation in feb 2007. The pain after was worse than the first, and this contues now. I have had a cat scan and allsorts of xrays, the scan has shown the mesh from the first op was left in and has scrunch up on my rightabdominal area, which is causing me more pain than ever, i have pain on my hip my right side, my buttoch, my back, virtually all over. The pain has got worse than ever within the last month, i find myself crumbled on the floor with severe pain to my back and stomach which can take 3-4 hours to ease, this is every day i am like this. My surgen has refered me to a back specialist, after this he will decide whats best, but i know i am going to have a 3rd operation to remove the old mesh, i dread this, but it has to be done. I cant believe i am going through all of this after having a baby, who is now nearly 6yrs and i love her to bits, i just want to be able to pick her up, cuddle her without been in so much pain...Please dont think i am feeling sorry for myself if i am honest maybe i am abit, i just wanted to maybe share my experiece, and hope there is someone there that understands how i am feeling...

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by everalady1 on Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:00 AM

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well to tell you the truth i took the advice of a few people here and just left it alone. Yes the bump does bother me to look at since i never had a belly before. But as long as there is no pain i'll live with it, I trusted the words of a few people here that said it was more of a problem after trying to fix it. Since i have gotten away with no discomfort for the most as long as i don't try to lift heavy stuff I'm okay. I don't wear or use anything I just leave it be and mine is pretty big i can feel my intestine right in the center of the hernina. I feel for you I hope you can finnaly get some peace after you get this taken care of

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by scrump on Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:00 AM

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I am glad you are not in pain with your hernia, and i would leave my alone if i were not in so much pain. I have had another really bad day, and the day is not over yet its 7.45pm, and my hip and back are troubling me, but i dont let my little girl see this, she likes to be picked up alot, but i find this quite dificult at times, mainly because of my back. I have got my appointment through for the back specialist, i am not quite sure why i am seeing him, but i hopefully will no where all this is going for me on the 2october. I am shocked that took less than 2months to come through. I think you are a very brave person to leave yours like it is, you must be content with your life in general. i wish i was not on my own.. 

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