Hernia repair problems could be caused by defective surgical mesh

Harvey Kirk

By Harvey Kirk
Posted April 23, 2007


Since December 2005, approximately 100,000 hernia repair patches have been recalled as a result of a defect which could cause the plastic ring inside of the surgical mesh to break.  This could result in serious internal injuries and possibly even death.  Many individuals who experienced problems after a hernia repair surgery may not be aware that their complications were caused by defective mesh.  The recall lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are providing free consultations to help determine whether hernia repair problems were caused by the defective mesh.

>>INFORMATION: Hernia surgical mesh recall lawsuits

In December 2005, March 2006 and January 2007, C.R. Bard, Inc., and their subsidiary, Davol, Inc., issued recalls for certain models and lots of their Composix Kugel Hernia Patch.  The surgical mesh contains a plastic memory recoil ring which could break under the stress of surgery, leading to bowel perforation, chronic intestinal fistula or death.  The hernia mesh recall applies to the Oval, Large Oval, Extra Large Oval and Large Circle models.

>>INFORMATION: Composix Kugel Hernia Mesh Recall

At the time of hernia surgery, most individuals are unaware of the brand name or type of mesh which is used, much less the exact model or lot number necessary to determine if their mesh has been recalled.  In addition, when hernia repair problems are encountered after surgery, many individuals do not fully understand what caused the complications, but rather simply know that they required another hernia surgery. 


While some patients have received recall notices, many individuals are unaware that they have the defective and recalled hernia mesh.  The hernia mesh lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are investigating lawsuits against the manufacturer for failing to properly test their product before placing it on the market. 

Symptoms or signs of problems with the surgical mesh could include:

  • Fever
  • Abdominal tenderness or pain
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Abnormal bowel movements
  • Distended abdomen

If any hernia patients experience unusual or unexplained symptoms after repair surgery, they should immediately consult with their physician.  Possible tests which could be done to determine if problems after hernia repair surgery are caused by failure of the Kugel hernia mesh include:

  • Lower plate xray
  • Barium swallow or enema
  • Reverse imaging CT scan

If hernia repair problems have been experienced, our legal team can review the circumstances surrounding the injury and evaluate whether a recalled surgical mesh could have caused the complications .  If you, a friend or family member have experienced complications after a hernia repair surgery, you can speak with one of our attorneys to explore your legal rights and determine if you may be entitled to compensation.  Request a free consultation.

222 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • David J. Bastian says:

    I had surgery with mesh done in 98 , Was the mesh in question being used at that time. I was hospitalized with small bowel onstruction in 06.

    Posted on May 11, 2007 at 6:08 am

  • Austin Kirk says:

    David, the recalled Kugel Hernia Repair Patches were approved in 2002.

    Posted on May 12, 2007 at 3:34 pm

  • Susan Garza says:

    I had surgery in September 2002, was this mesh defective at that time?

    Posted on May 14, 2007 at 10:36 pm

  • fuller.michael says:

    I had surgery in 99. I have been to at lease 6 doctors since then, They don’t know why I still hurt. It’s not ever day, but I do hurt. Could this be related.

    Posted on May 30, 2007 at 8:31 pm

  • Marianne Haskins says:

    I got operated in 2004 for several ventral hernias in my abdoman area. After the surgeries, I had complications that eventially ended up in the removal of the mesh patch my doctor put in. I don’t know what kind of mesh patch it was for sure. Should I contact my doctor to find out what kind it was?

    Posted on May 31, 2007 at 4:41 am

  • katherine donnaud says:

    Hello, To whom it m ay concern , I had extensive abdominal surgery, hernia repair, suturing / sewing up space in the diethaus, begining under my sternum, going all the way down to my pubic bone. Please Help me, I am so thrilled that possibly I have found the reason to all my health issues. Thank you in advance for my hopefull healing . Soon, Sincerely Katherine

    Posted on May 31, 2007 at 6:51 pm

  • Robert says:

    I had a hernia repair in 1996-97 its in my records, they installed a mesh, I later had to have another hernia repair in 2006 on the same side the mesh had failed, and due to all the scar tissue from the previous surgery this last one has left more after affects. Whereby if the surgery was done with a correct mesh in 97, I would not have a need to under go a second surgery. Is there a way I can find out what was used, it was done a military hospital, and I know the Gov. contracts specific materials, did Kugel have the contract at the time for the mesh??

    Posted on May 31, 2007 at 5:17 pm

  • Mary Helen Kirby says:

    I had a hernia repair in March 2003. Three weeks I had to have another operation because of an infection. As a result, I was treated with an antibodies from April until August. I am having to live with pain everyday day.

    Could this be a result of defective mesh? I would appreciate any reply.

    Posted on June 6, 2007 at 3:06 pm

  • Austin Kirk says:

    Mary, if you have not done so already, please request a free claim evaluation and we would be happy to speak with you in further detail regarding the problems you have experienced and help determine if you may be experiencing problems from the defective hernia mesh.

    Posted on June 6, 2007 at 7:53 pm

  • KC Canfield says:

    I would like to find out more information regarding the failure of surgical mesh. My entire thorasic and abdominal wall was replaced by mesh. I have had vast medical problems since these procedures were done. I suffer from many seroma’s that have had to be removed since I have had the mesh in my body. My abdominal area is extended and I have had many infections. I have constant pain and many health related issues. The hernia problems are still present as the mesh has failed. What can I do and how do I find out what type of mesh was used?

    Posted on June 16, 2007 at 5:39 am

  • Austin Kirk says:

    KC, your doctor should be able to tell you what type of mesh was used, or you could order the surgical reports. If you wish to contact our office, we would be happy to review this with you further.

    Posted on June 16, 2007 at 10:14 pm

  • pw says:

    my husband had hernia surgery in Nov.2006 he is in the hospital now with an
    infection in his stomach could it take this long for the infection to be related to
    his hernia surgery?

    Posted on July 4, 2007 at 6:38 pm

  • pw says:

    sorry i gave the wrong date it was Nov.2005

    Posted on July 4, 2007 at 6:42 pm

  • hamed metwally says:

    i have done inguinal mesh repair my complication high fever sever abdominal pain large amount of discharge from vacum drainage sever local pain

    Posted on July 5, 2007 at 4:38 am

  • Darrell Wright says:

    I have had three inguinal hernia repairs ,all on the left side. The last one was at U.T.M.B Galveston Tx. I am in constant pain since. They cant find the reason for my pain,Ive been to their pain clinic & they tried to help with radio waves also steroids& it didnt help. They cant find the right nerves since Ive been repaired so many times. They want to keep trying but I have enough pain allready. I work with this pain ,I have to work! They used the PROLENE HERNIA SYSTEM on me four years ago.[ so far no recall on the one I have yet] I cant keep hurting this way!

    Posted on October 4, 2007 at 9:08 pm

  • Lloyd R Howard says:

    My son had his right side hernia repaired in 2004 and has had no significant problems. But in 2005 he had to have the other side done and his Doctor had moved away. So another doctor did this side. It has been a complete disaster from the start. He is in constant pain and if he trys to work or do anything physical it gets much much worse. At times he can’t even hardly walk. He went to one specialist and said the mesh was too large to take out and it was rubbing or irritating a nerve. Can anything be done to help him. A young man of 23 shouldn’t be doomed to this pain and agony. Lloyd R. Howard

    Posted on October 27, 2007 at 5:10 pm

  • Rusty Smith says:

    my dad had hernia surgery on June 3rd, 2003 in which they put these mesh patches in him. The night he got out of surgery he got a temperature of 106 degrees. 2 weeks later he had another hernia surgery to remove the mesh but he still didn’t get better because of all the infection. On July 7th, 2003 my dad died when I was only 16 years old because of these patches. Do you think I have a good case?

    Posted on October 31, 2007 at 12:25 pm

  • Harvey Kirk says:


    It is necessary that we speak with you to obtain some additional information if you wish to to review this situation involving your father. Since your father passed away over four years ago, the statute of limitations may bar your ability to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. With additional information, we may be able to help you determine whether a claim can still be pursued. Please contact our office toll free at (800) 522-0102 or request a free consultation if you wish for us to evaluate your potential claim.

    Posted on October 31, 2007 at 11:51 pm

  • Rusty Smith says:

    yes it has been 4 years since my dad died but since these patches were not found to be defective and recalled until december of 2005 wouldn’t that negate the statute of limitations because no one knew these patches were any problem back then?

    Posted on November 2, 2007 at 9:50 am

  • Rusty Smith says:

    I have the doctor and nurse’s notes and he had 3 of the large oval kugel mesh patches inserted in him and he developed intestinal fistulae because the ring broke in the mesh and stabbed his intestines and an abcess formed inside his stomach. The doctors told us my dad was the sickest man in the hospital and they had no idea what was wrong with him.

    Posted on November 2, 2007 at 10:04 am

  • geraldine smith says:

    I had surgery may 2006, I had a hernated diaphram they used prolene mesh. Do they have a recall on that? I have had pain every since they put in in also, every since had problems with bowl movements.

    Posted on November 7, 2007 at 12:47 am

  • Jennifer Dunn says:

    I had repair done in Aug. 2002. I had some kind of mesh with some sort of metal.I’ve had nothing but problems. Swelling, fevers, stomach pain, a discharge from my right side of my lower stomach, right back pain. The discharge is my concern. It has a very unpleasant smell. I have no clue where this is coming from. It leaks out of an old scar on the right lower part of my stomach. Then I get a hot spot that bleeds and is sore for quite some time. My doctor won’t even see me when I call for an appointment.I did not know what he put in me until I got sick and had to go to our local hospital. Do you think this is worth worrying about?

    Posted on November 28, 2007 at 2:42 pm

  • Barry Winiker says:

    My wife had open hernia surgery 3 months ago. She is now experiencing abdominal pain, sometimes severe. The Surgeon totally brushed it off, saying that it is “impossible” that this is related to the surgery. Reluctantly he’d be willing to see her in a week, though the issue seems to require a more urgent response. Is there any point of seeing this Dr. again, or do we find another Dr. to diagnose the problem?

    Posted on November 29, 2007 at 4:57 pm

  • Kathy says:

    I had hernia surgery in April 2007. The mesh was in about 6 weeks in that time I had a seroma which was drained once or twice a week, I then
    got and abcess and had to have the mesh removed and had another material put to replace the mesh, had to have that material removed also. I now have and open wound on my stomach that will not heal.

    Posted on January 21, 2008 at 7:33 pm

  • Ann Mc Nabb says:

    I have had a Prolene Mesh Patch put in Fall of 2006. I have heard that they reported that there was a phony Prolene out about that time and the Doctors were alerted. But do we know if mine was one of the phony ones on the market. Yesterday I could not stand or hardly walk. I hope this is not the beginning of night mares to come. I walk at times like I still have a hernia. Ann McNabb

    Posted on February 2, 2008 at 8:11 am

  • A. Diederich says:

    I had hernia surgery in August, 2007. I ended up with a fistula which caused a puncture in my bowel. After another 2 1/2 weeks in the hospital with nothing to eat or drink and strong doses of antibiotics, I had to have another surgery to remove the mesh patch which caused the problem. My surgeon used Proceed Mesh (Ethicon) I am still having problems with pain, bloating, nauseau, etc. nearly 6 months later. The surgeon has been nothing but helpful, but cannot figure out what is causing my problems. Has this type mesh had any recalls? Thank you.

    Posted on February 24, 2008 at 11:01 pm

  • M. Medina says:

    Had a Ventral Hernia Supraumbilical incision repair (not lapraoscopic)done in Sept. 2007. Ventralex Mesh was implanted. Less than two months later severe abdominal pain, irregular bowel movements, several trips to doctors’ offices (including emergency room visits), xrays, lab tests, etc… before getting an appointment to see the surgeon who performed the repair. Had CT SCANS done then told it was a recurrent hernia (within 2 months!?). Post surgery, I was told by surgeon the mesh was very strong and recurrent hernia unlikely. ‘I only want to do this one time’, is what he said.
    Now he says, I’ll have to undergo a second surgery to repair to the same exact area and he may need to use a larger mesh.
    Not satisfied with this response. Went to a second surgeon, very detailed and thoroughly went over my records and CT SCANS (something the original surgeon did not do). Second surgeon suspects technical failure but won’t know for sure until he performs Lapraoscopic on me. He said if the mesh needs to come out he will do so. I’m scheduled in two weeks. Do I have a potential claim against first surgeon for loss of wages, pain and suffering, not being able to operate my part-time carpet/tile cleaning business, or enjoy family activities, the list goes on… Your advise is appreciated.

    Posted on February 29, 2008 at 2:59 pm

  • Austin Kirk says:


    Please contact our office toll free at (800) 522-0102 or Request a consultatation so we may speak with you and review whether you may have a claim.

    Posted on March 2, 2008 at 10:36 pm

  • Dawn says:

    This is what has happened to me. I was a very athletic, healthy, energetic woman with no history of medical problems whatsoever ok? Then in 2002 I was rushed to emergency and admitted to hospital for two days, hooked up with morphine and the works because of Right side pain. They did every test imagninable to rule out appendicitis, hernia, and anything else. Never came back and told me they found a hernia on the tests taken, but I guess hmm, That could happen. AFter I stayed there for two days I was sent to a surgeon (Dr. Bruce Masselink)who saw me for two seconds, told me to cough and said oh, you have a femoral hernia. I had no idea what that was, but he said I need to have surgery. After I went home I kept feeling to see if I had a lump, and nothing, but I”m not a doctor yet stil a little skeptical. Went ahead and scheduled the surgery, had right side now (ingunial) hernia repair. A month out (waited to see if the pain would subside) I became more uncomfortable on my right side pelvic area and had excruciating pain. Wen to my normal visits and was told it was normal. Time went on and I got worse, At the time I had a great job and great insurance. Continued to go back and he finally decided to do an exploratory surgery to remove the mesh. Flat mesh (3×6) Prolene. Before I had the exploratory surgery I went in for right side complications still, and he noticed that I had a hernia now on the left side. Now you can just imagine what is going on in my mind. We did the left surgery before the right exploratory and everything went fine. Now back to the right side. He went in did an exploratory, I went home and about passed out because of how swollen I was. I figured it was just from the surgery, but still said omg, this doesn’t look normal. Guess what?? 5 years later that swelling is still there, and hurts to touch it even lightly. Now, after the 2nd exploratory I’m consistently going to doctors about my problems, rectal bleeding, when I had a bowel movement it felt like my insides were ripping out, and the list goes on. I had embarrassing tests (rectal) only for them to say oh, it’s nothing. So I continued suffering, and now I am becoming more depressed because no one seems to understand what is going on with my body, and not listening to the one person who knows her body more than anyone, and knows that it is normally healthy and strong, and that is me. Anyway, this went on now for a couple of years, tests, doctors appointments, now I have lost my great job of 7 years because of this. Finally in 2005 I go in and have another surgeon do another surgery on the right side. He said it was all messed up in there and did what he could to loosen entrapped nerves and the rest. Now it is 2008, I still have the mesh in the left side (bard mesh flat) and supposably the mesh was removed from the right side. When my original surgeon did the 2nd exploratory surgery he told me that he had to go around to my back to untrap nerves and remove mesh that had traveled back there, but when another doctor came in he changed his story. He told me this after I was in his office consistently complaining of back pain right after the 2nd surgery. I said this is weird, why does my back (lower right) hurt so bad. Then, a couple weeks later a test revealed that I had some fluid in my back. Primary physicians nurse told me it was an infection in my back, and my surgeon was ignoring it, and she went on to tell me that I should sue. I still ignored it hoping it would all go away. Now this is the 2nd mysterious infection I had because after the first hernia repair on the right side, I got an infection in one of my feet, on the toes which left me missing my big toenail. That was embarrassing because nothing like that has ever happened to me. Again, it was blown off as nothing. Now, when I am told I can go have a neurolgogist look at my back and drain whatever is in there, my surgeon says no. He denied me being able to go there and have them do that and I never understood why. Now I do. So that is my story and it goes on and on. Now I am jobless, have no insurance, in constant pain, on pain meds and can’t function without them, try to but feel like I am literally dying I’m in so much pain, and nothing is being done about it. Where is the justice and when is someone going to listen to us suffering that didn’t specifically have the kugel that was re-called, but other mesh used? We need compensation so we can get our family life back in order, and we need someone to listen to us now.

    Posted on March 11, 2008 at 12:41 pm

  • Carol says:

    In 1993 I had a ventricul hernia surgery where mesh was put in. My stomach from that time on had a knot that stuck out like a sore thumb.In October 2005 I had a CTScan and it showed I had a ventricul hernia which was extremely large my hernia stuck out like a basketball from the rest of my stomach.I had this surgery May 2006 My doctor had to piece pieces of mesh together to cover the hernia. He said he had used over 300 stitches on the inside and I had 80 staples on the outside. Within a week of being released from the hospital I had several knots raised up in my stomach. I ended up in the hospital on June 14 where I was admitted for 7 days and had to have a drain put in because I had a huge abcess. June 28 I was again admitted to the hospital because of another abcess and was also hooked up to a pain machine for 14 straight days with it pumping Dilauda into me 24/7 as well as a drain and loads of IV antibotics I was in the hospital for 16 days this time. I again got another abcess which the doctor drained in his office to only have it filled back up within an hour or so.I was admitted to the hospital on July 28 for 14 more days again with lots of pain medications, drains, and loads of IV antibotics. I was again admitted to the hospital August 18 for another week with more drains, pain medication, and IV antibotics. I was admitted to the hospital again the middle of October for another abcess and again there were lots of IV antibotics and pain medication. I was there for a week. I was again admitted with two abcesses the first part of December where I was given IV antibotics and pain shots around the clock. I was again admitted in January 2007 for another abcess and then again in February, 2007 I was in the hospital again in July, 2007 with severe stomach pain which the doctors could not explain yet they said the CT scan showed signs of where an abcess had been shortly before. I had numerous emergency room visits but the doctors could not tell me what is causing my pain. I was admitted to the hospital this February 2008 and the CT Scan showed 2 more abcesses again I was treated with antibotics. I was given several medications that is suppose to help the pain the only problem is if I take the medication it helps but it knocks me out for days on end and this is no joke I will take the medication and then go to sleep for days on end.

    Posted on April 8, 2008 at 7:20 pm

  • Todd Henry says:

    I have had pain, iritation, obstruction and swelling since a hernia repair with PROLENE mesh in 1997. It doesn’t go away and I live with it.

    I had a conventional surgery done on the other side and no problem whatsoever. I don’t believe the mesh patch is the best way to go for inguinal hernia repair.

    Posted on May 4, 2008 at 6:34 pm

  • Rick says:

    No surgeon is perfect and no medical device is perfect. You people should quit your whining, stop trying to get money from these medical companies, and continue to live your life. There are risks associated with each and every surgery and your doctor should have explained those risks before you had surgery.
    If you went to a bad doctor, thats your problem. If you were non-compliant after surgery, thats your problem. If most of you folks were not so obese, these hernias would not be an issue in the first place.

    Posted on June 10, 2008 at 8:06 am

  • Reanee says:

    I had hernia repair from a temporary colostomy and from abdominal exploratory surgery ( right down the middle of my abdomin) in January 2005. Now 3 years later I am having alot of abdominal discomfort due to a pulling feeling. And my most recent problem is a hard,firm lump near and into my belly button that has redness around it and very painful to touch. I have had a fever the past 2 nights.

    Posted on June 11, 2008 at 11:32 pm

  • Richard says:

    I had a small hernia repair in Nov of 06. Prolene mesh was used. Had increasing pain through out 07 until in Oct. 07 surgery was performed to cut the right inguinal nerve to eliviate the pain I was having. It did not work and by Jan of 08 I was so sick I could barely walk. Finally met a surgeon was that was aware of the problems associated with Prolene mesh and 3 days later the mesh was removed. In April I had another surgery and lost my right testicle because of all the damage done by the mesh. (loss of a testicle is described in the product warnings. Anybody’s Dr. tell them that? Me neither. )The Dr. also found more mesh and had to remove quite a bit of scar tissue. Now…as to the comments made by “Rick”…Ethicon has known about the problems with Prolene mesh for ten years.They have remanufactured it, repackaged it and promoted it to surgeons world wide. I know of guys in my little town that are having major problems with their mesh. Two of them have had removals of mesh and a testicle. Buddy…I’m not obiese…I used to ride road bike over 80 miles a week. Worked hard, made a good living….ALL OF THAT IS GONE NOW! Damn right I am mad AND I want compensation. I’m in 24 hour pain and can’t work in my profession. So have a little sensitivity and learn about what this mesh is doing to people before you spout off about things you have no knowledge of.

    Posted on July 17, 2008 at 1:31 pm

  • wanda says:

    i had the patch put inside in 02, what i want too know is this multiple coiled wirers and circular pattern overlying the midabdomen and i have mild thicking of small bowel and small bowel narrowing could this be about the patch failer?

    Posted on July 28, 2008 at 7:34 pm

  • wanda says:

    not only had i had that first surgery but 3 other ones and a bowel obstruction a staff infection and cant digest foods know has any one else had these problems and the pain is worse than if i didnt have the surgery its been a nightmar

    Posted on July 29, 2008 at 9:28 am

  • Paul says:

    My Grandad Had A Hernia Operation Three Times, On The Latter Operation He Died Roughly Six Months After The Operation, This Was Due To The Plate Slipping And It Poisoned His Whole Intestines.

    Posted on August 2, 2008 at 1:06 pm

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    Posted on August 25, 2008 at 7:50 pm

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    Posted on August 25, 2008 at 7:55 pm

  • christine says:

    hi i am christine from liverpooluk,i had a parastomial henia this yr may 08,its nownerly oct08 an were the hernia has been repaired its so sore to touch ,and feels sometimes like a burning sensation ,sometimes when my bowel contracts i shut my eyes a go outch,im goin bk the hospitalon friday for my 2nd visit since the opp as the 1st visit was only a week after the opp,so wen the doc pressed were its still sore now i thought wat the hek im only a week over surgery,here i am 5 months post surgery an stillhurting me,im worriedgoin bk onfriday just dont wanna go bk in hospital an hope if they do have to do any other hernia repairsi dont have another complete bowel shut down,it all started 5yrs ago in preganancy ,an i developed a twited colon ,luky my baby was ok ,i was fine with a iliostomy but developed a parastomial hernia ,an asked the surgeon if he cud reverse me iliostomy while doin the hernia,i also had a addesion from surgery 5yrs ago in my stomache so hed to get that removed too,as it had fomed a lump wat showed up on a c.t scan.but oh dear my left side is still sore dunno wat type of mesh was used but will find out friday.i have aa temp sometimes an fever of like 37.7 on some days .oh well hope i find out the problem an thnx for the msgs they have helped me.ps to that rick who says its obese i was only 9stone in weight when i got pregnant an bout 10 when i had the hernia ,so as i am 5ft 8inches dont fink i was obese .happens to anyone these probs an by god dont they hurt ,i feel like a constant complainer an moaner so hurry up friday mornin bye christine liverpool uk.

    Posted on September 29, 2008 at 2:59 pm

  • Teresa says:

    I had exploratory surgury that caused 5 hernias. Had to have biggest piece of mesh they could get to repair these. Home 1 day and knew the main one was missed. Toughed it out for 3 year and had it repaired 2 weeks ago. The surgeon started lapascopic, but had to open me up. He said the mesh has grown into my organs. Even my liver, which they were not suppose to go near because of a blood vessel mass there that could cause major bleeding. He said I had major scar tissue, but repaired the one hernia and left the scar tissue and the other mesh. He was very hard to get answers from when asked about the long term problems with this. Should he have tried to remove that mesh? He said he don’t remove scar tissue because it will all return the next day.

    Posted on October 6, 2008 at 9:54 am

  • Rose says:

    I am a Nursing Supervisor, I would like to respond to our friends negative comments. First of all what are you doing on this site? For your info it is more common for athletic and healthy people to get hernias. I had mine while working in an ER after taking care of patients just like you. Since, my pain is constant and I have had several very serious infections, my lower extemity on that side is always edematous, and my labs are coming back with an autoimmune response. Note no dicernable disease process. I am on my way back to the ER now. My kidey is infected ( Pyelonephritis ) and guess what side it is on ! Doctors are the #1 cause of death in our country for the average aged person. But when you are sick you have to seek treatment and pray you get someone who knows what they are doing. In my line of work I could tell you horror stories you would not believe. God bless and help all who sign on, even our ignorant friend.

    Posted on October 13, 2008 at 1:45 pm

  • dawn says:

    can anyone tell me if you all know what would cause my husband to have a infection in the stomach the cut it open and now it drains yellow stuff and they say they can’t find anything. he has had hernia surgery in 2005 and now he has one again. he is always in pain and hurts so bad he says it feels like someone is stepping on he so much presser. help please give us some ideas what to have a dr look at. he has ct scan and everyother test you can imaging.

    Posted on October 27, 2008 at 6:52 pm

  • joy says:

    I have just been checking out this recall for the hernia mesh. I had a hernia operated on in august 07 and now have the same hernia that came back in march08. I do not know how to find out about what kind of mesh was used. The hernia is now 5.5 centimeters and I am still awaiting surgery in Victoria BC with the same surgeon. The original hernia was 3.5 centimeters.

    Posted on November 3, 2008 at 2:07 pm

  • karen says:

    In 2003, I had the Prolene mesh put in, and since then have had more hernias, an abcess, infections, mercsa infection, a hole/abcess 10 inches deep. I have been vomiting bile numerous times and go to ER alot for this as well as low blood pressure & high white blood count. I dont know if this mesh is a recalled 1 or not. I was told the mesh couldnt be removed, as the skin grew over it. I am very sick.

    Posted on November 26, 2008 at 12:48 am

  • Pamela says:

    I had an emergency ventral hernia repair done in December 2002. After two days at home I was in tremendous pain, called the surgeon who treated me with antibiotics, stating that it was not uncommon for this to occur. I was told ity was probably a parasitic inffection. I have been in chronic pain in the surgical area since 2002, have been taken to the ER where the surgeon did not respond the last visit to the ER. I have now been three months in severe pain growing worse by the day. I made an appointment a few weeks ago to see the surgeon again explainging it was an emergency. I was told I would have to wait until the 4th of December. Tonight I placed a call to the doctor, explaing the problem and the severityof pain, the huge distention of my abdomen, and fever and also told him I would have to drive myself the fourty milres to the ER if he would meet me, as the ambulance here does not cover that territory. He siad they would “probably” have him come into the ER in the morning, I should wait until then, unless, I felt the need to do so tonight, in which case he still would not be called untuil morning!
    I am beside myself and am at a loss as to which way to go. I have lost my faith in this doctor at this point, but I need something doen with my stomach so I can try to resume a normal life again/

    Posted on November 28, 2008 at 3:04 am

  • joshua says:

    to the guy on #32 i’m 25 in august of 07 i had a hernia surgey and it has came back i’m not obeas or big or any thing like that and i still got on amanda is right u don’t have one so u don’t know most of us like me don’t want money we just want it fixed right that is what i want any way i had mine ayear ago and it has returned so i have to have it done agin so please think be for u right ?

    Posted on November 29, 2008 at 1:06 am

  • Jessica says:

    I had a inguinal hernia found in 2005… I had the surgery done in Dec. 2005 and now for the past year or so I have been getting pains where the mesh was put in. It sometimes feels like a wire screen scraping the bone on the inside of my leg right by my private area, Its’ very uncomfortable and also wakes me up threw out the night in pain. I am wondering if this could be caused by the mesh that was recalled.

    Posted on December 2, 2008 at 3:24 pm

  • adriana says:

    Hi I am 20 years old, 5’7, and 125l/bs. I had a hernia removed at 8 months old..at the age of 16, the hernia returned and my Doc said that he needed to remove it. During surgery, he “discovered” scar tissue and decided to put mesh inside of my tiny body. While healing, It felt like the mesh was sort of balled up inside of me, and it felt like something was sticking me, but I didn’t ask any questions at the time because I thought it was supposed to feel like that. Now I am in constant pain, and my stomach looks like I was attacked by a blind ax murderer..to the DR, this was certainly not a repair and you should at least apologize for doing this to me..

    Posted on December 4, 2008 at 1:00 am

  • Tammy says:

    My sister has had 3 mesh hernia operation starting in 2000. Her doctor acted very weird and sent her to osuh she is in very much pain and doubling over and unable to get out of bed. It is in her bowels now. Her doctor never told her about the recalls. I am afriad she is the only family I have now our parents passed away 6 years ago.

    Posted on December 13, 2008 at 7:18 am

  • Richard says:

    Hello, I had a surgey for a hernia done 2 years ago,At the time i worked for some real cheap skate employers,I was a repair man for this co, i worked on their many 100 apartment buildings in L.A. They are rich, but did not supply their employes any insurance,So i was left to go to county try for the free surgery,(could not afford to pay cash)..Boy was that a mistake,,They have students there either watching or performing the surgery,,In this day and age you try to trust these kind of people, I guess i was stupid?
    either way, i was back 3 or 4 times in the following months,
    Told the pain in my side,the pulling on my nut and the smaller size of my nut was all normal. 2 years on, I still have pain in my nut and stomach, alot more when i have sex, Now im haveing alot of trouble with my haveing a normal crap… I really feel i have been butchered,,
    I am in good shape always have been,, Put i feel like crap since my surgery,,
    To any one in need of surgery look around get references.. my dad had the same surgey, Had a small hole made, was out the same day, and back to work a few days later,,He does construction, and is 65,
    Please people get insurance, and always get a second opinion.
    To all of you with very serious problems, Im sorry i am complaing.
    guess i should feel lucky, some of your stories scare me,,
    Good luck to all and hope you all get better soon

    Posted on December 15, 2008 at 10:11 pm

  • betty says:

    My 1st herniasurgery was in 1983;had one in 1987;2005 with 15 hernia(some had fused together to make two huge ones bigger than your fist).had last in nov,2008. stomach is still very tender and swollen and feels liike it want to burst. dr said may need to redo surgery had mesh put in all 4 times. had infection with this one. dr hd to put 2 hle4s in the insion and packed it 3 times a day for 2 weeks still HURTS and had fever,chills with it

    Posted on December 30, 2008 at 4:56 pm

  • HELENA says:

    My name is Helena I live outside Liveerpool in England. I had to have an opration in 1996-1997 at Arrowpark Hospital Wirral Merseyside to have a repair of an incisional Hernia. Since the operation i suffered from severe pain,vomiting,diarrhea abnormal bowel movements and distended abdomen. Each time I was taken into hospital They put an nasle gastric tube up my nose and into my tummy. I had a drip put in in theatre as I had to have cental lines due to my viens being very bad. I also had a hickman line inserted into my chest to feed me food called T.P.N and all the Morphine for pain and Cyclizine to stop me being sick and a catheter as I was incontinent. This went on for years.

    I was in and out of Hospital for 10 years with all the above symptoms I was went to sign up with a new doctor as my old G.P retired. My new doctor gave me a medical and checked out my Hernia which had grown and I told him about all he prolems I had suffered over the years as the Hernia grew bigger and bigger. iI was unsure what the doctor meant when he said I had no cough pulse in my hernia. I told him I felt like I was dying from the inside out, and confused by different doctors all saying I had different things wrong with me.

    I was given permission to go on holiday with my husband and we went to Egypt. I was ok for the first 6 days then felt sick, I knew it was not anything that I had eaten and my tummy distended. When I started vomiting faeces my husband called a doctor who got me to hospital in Luxor I was rushed into surgery the surgeon came out to talk to my husband and said my Hernia had burst the mesh and all my bowel and stomache was gangrenous and that I was extremely ill. I was airlifted to Cairo. I was in I.C.U. and when I was strong enough and after being on the drip and antibiotics I was rushed to theatre for a second operation in two weeks. When I woke up I felt like I must be in hell I was on fire and screeming to my husband to help me. In Egypt they only give you Morphine on the amount of pain they think you are in.

    I was air lifted back to England and landed at London and driven to my local hospital at Southport in Merseyside. My consultant Mr Anderson sent me for C.T scans and every test under the sun, thank God he did. I was rushed to the operating theatre were I had an 18 hour operation and put on life support machine before taken to I.C.U. My consultant saved my life and all the staff in I.C.U. and eventualy on the ward took good care of me. I lost all my bowel except for one metre. The scar tissue and adheshions were so bad combined with the gangrene inside me was the reason my operation took so long. I developed a blood clot on my lung and my tummy burst open again in two places I was told they are called Fistulas.

    I will be on anti-coagulants for the rest of my life and the fistulas may never heal. I am stil in pain and unable to have a normal life ever again I am 48 years old and I now live everyday as if its my last. My food has changed for life and each morning I can not stop myself from worrying is today the day when the gangrene returns and the thought of it returning makes some days unbearable. This all happened because of a Hernia repair and what the mesh used to repair the Hernia had caused the symptoms to be hidden until my abdomen burst. I now live on disability and every penny counts I can never work again and have the treats that I once was able to afford.
    Thank you for taking the time to read this I hope it helps people in the future.

    Posted on January 18, 2009 at 2:48 pm

  • HELENA says:

    This is to Rick no 32

    Dear Sir, after reading your comments I must say I have had 23 operations which started from an eptopic prgnancey when I was 23 years old I was hemraging and had to have a hysterectomy. I am not obese my weight is 9 stones and I am 5ft 4in tall. I developed scar tissue and adhesions blocking my bowel and had to have a right hemi-colectomy it was after this operation I had to have a Hernia repair. I would like to know are you a doctor? and I hope you never get sick my operations were all emergancy ones I did not have time to read the qualifications of the doctors fighting to save my life. due to just coming of a life supprt machine its taking me time to try and write as it takes time for your brain to catch up because of the medication. PLEASE STAY HEALTHY AND DO YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE INSULTING PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO CONTROL OVER ILLNESS.

    Posted on January 18, 2009 at 3:22 pm

  • shealla says:

    i had a left angunal hernia and a imbilical hernia operation 3 years ago.
    i suffer pain on my left side it is alway there. i have been back to the doctor that did the surgery 3 times for him to tell me every thing is fine.
    i have been to the emergency room 4 times in just the last year. i have had a ct scan, a ultra sound, a scope down my stomach, and a colonaskipy. and the doctors never find anything. i believe my pain is related to my hernia operation.

    Posted on January 20, 2009 at 5:57 pm

  • christine says:

    hello christine liverpool here again ,i went to see my consultant over my left side still hurting he said it was were the scar tissue may have been removed im 11 months over surgery an he said it could be another 6 months b4 i stop hurting were i touch my stomache ,an also been to my g.p she said could be like this for another year ,its like a sore feeling to touch as you all may know but try explaining it to people . nerly everything i do its hurting like i cudent run if i tried too ,i cant pick up my baby grandson who was only a month old when i had me opp .and guess wat i forgot to ask what mesh it was ,prior to this opp 5 yrs ago i had a emergency opp for twisted bowel while pregnant as i said on my top topic as i had gangerene ,but after that opp i had no side effects just coped with a iliostomy and a prem baby ,well all i can think in my own head is its going to be like this for the rest of me life ,and i hope i dont have anymore surgery iv even lost my belly button but im alive ,i too had the n.g tube an kept pulling ot out untill i realised there was a use for it lol .do you think my gp would know what mesh was used,i dont have a hospital appointment for a while but il ask my g.p ..i just hate it when other people say “oh you should be better now”an expect everything from you ,i feel like sayin jump into my body and see how it feels ,regards to scar tissue i have been told i am just 1 of them unluky people that develop more than others so i have to just take each day an year at a time hoping it dont happen again ,its the worst pain iv ever experienced having a complete bowel shut down 3 times now my 1st was aged 34 twisted bowel that untwisted in a grandmal seizure when i was 34 ,then it twisted in pregnacey aged 41 an had most colon removed an iliostomy ,then again aged 46 peristomial hernia ,was happy having no bag but just wish i could live a normal life ,it even hurts to turn over in the bed . thanx again christine liverpool .

    Posted on February 7, 2009 at 8:08 pm

  • Adam says:

    I had hernia surgery in sept. of 2005. everything has gone great except now i am having a burning pain only where i had surgery. i went to see my family doc and he says my hernia feels normal and that i probably pulled something. my question is has anyone had these symptoms like mine?

    Posted on February 16, 2009 at 9:07 pm

  • mary says:

    hi, my name is mary, in 1999, i, had, 4, surgys too, remove a kidey stone that, almost killed me, they finely, cut, in havf, in 2000, i got, a heria in my incincen, can spell well, i, donot always have money for medceail things as, i, have been unable too, work any more 04-2000, and even thou dr’s tell them, there own dr’s mind you, they have refused me help, for all these years, so, no one would take it out for me they finel have me ssi, starting this year, so, a dr , i, started too, see 1-1/2 mos., ago, 1 x i, seen him sent right too, a surgeon, who, did take my herina out 1 mo. ago and just, before i, went in to surgy she told me she would have too, put mesh in because there was two, holes in my bowels, now i, still, feel like the herina is still there, i, am, sore, burning, still in pain, i, just, was trying too, find out what, mesh is make of and got this site, now, i, do, not know what too, think,i, know the surgen is good and its not her fault if the mesh company does wrong. and that, man, who, wrote bad things about people he never met,ever heard people who live in glass, house should not thorw rocks, be careful what you wish for and what you say to others your karma could bite you you may see and feel the pain and know one will care because, you judged others without wisdom of such things and by the way i, was not over wight until the herina grew in me so, maybe you such have a heart too heart with yourself then maybe you can man up and say sorry too, all, of us that you judged thank-you each and everyone who reads this and you has the same things going on for letting me know it is real what we, go thur

    Posted on March 17, 2009 at 6:59 pm

  • Jim says:

    I had a mesh put in my right side after hernia surgery in 95. After
    three months I had to recieve shot by the incision to supposedly kill
    the nerves that could have been wrapped in the mesh. The side that I had my surgery on has never been normal. It feels like it is ripping apart inside. I cannot even stand for long periods of time or I feel alot of discomfort.

    Posted on March 25, 2009 at 2:05 pm

  • Jim says:

    I had a mesh put in my right side after hernia surgery in 95. After
    three months I had to recieve shots by the incision to supposedly kill
    the nerves that could have been wrapped in the mesh. The side that I had my surgery on has never been normal. It feels like it is ripping apart inside. I cannot even stand for long periods of time or I feel alot of discomfort.

    Posted on March 25, 2009 at 2:12 pm

  • Ray says:

    Thanks Rose for your comments and the other participants who have experienced the pain my wife has and is going through. As far as Rick’s comments are concerned, don’t pay any attention to him (why is he even on this site any way). He sounds like a very unhappy, miserable person who ENJOYS belittling others. She is experiencing the same types of symptoms that many have described. Will take a copy of this to her new surgeon so he can evaluate – many thanks for the posts. He is suggesting going in laprascopically (sp?) instead of the C-section site that the previous surgeon went through and repairing another hernia that has occurred on her right side. Can anyone post on how their seromas and fistulas were determined (what test was run, i.e. CT scan, etc.) She also has knots and tenderness from her waist down, besides nerve pain from hernia site down to her knees.

    Posted on April 23, 2009 at 5:00 am

  • chris says:

    Have had hernia problems since my early twenties i am now in my mid sixties. Had last op in 1999 had an obtuatory hernia done which was not very successful leaving me with a small hernia at the front of my groin on the area of the pubic bone. I am in constant pain and have difficulty walking and going about my daily activitivities. the surgeon who i am under is refusing further treatment as he says he may make things worse but i am getting desperate and considering seeking further advise as i feel i cannot continue with this problem.

    Posted on April 28, 2009 at 11:13 am

  • khristina says:

    I had aright inguinal surgery done in May 05 and ended up with a massive staph infection which took many er visits and dr visits to diagnose I was hospitalized for 8 days had the incision opened drained and packed for 3weeks.I then had 2umbilacal hernia’s repaired in October 09 alot of painfor 2months.I just had a left inguinal repair and I am in so much pain I also have the burning and sharp pain.What is going on all my hernia i was told are from incisions from a laperascope. I can’t take the pain.

    Posted on April 29, 2009 at 1:05 pm

  • Paula says:

    My husband had Hiatal hernia repair Nov 1991. He has had two esophogeal tears in the last two years. The most recent caused horrific bleeding! The nurse told me about many types of mesh that have been causing these tears. The current DR said his mesh has twisted and shifted and not sufficient anymore. I understand this is probably not the Bard Kugel mesh, but we have the surgical report and do not know what to look for to find out if his mesh is recalled as well.

    Posted on May 14, 2009 at 8:04 am

  • Deborah says:

    In “01” I had hernia surg. to where I had to have open abd. surg. and had to have a large pc. of mess placed in me, and the health probs. now, I know things just got worse after my pancreas surg. they removed the mess I had in me after that, I had hernia after hernia’s March “08” I had one in my lower abd. (rt.area), patch placed in me, and I had another surg. and mess was palced in upper abd. (rt upper side) and 01/08/09 I had another hernia surg. again another mess patch placed in, (upper) and a few months later I been feeling this very bad pain , (rt. side) started to have so much upper abd. pain, bowel probs. hurts to walk ,cough, sneeze,and when I go to pee I feel alot of pressure in my upper abd. area (rt),in area where the mess is, I now have a med. size hernia again next to ny navel and a sm. one above the upper rt. of the mess patch thats in me, I seen my surgeon about three times about this pain, he did a Ct scan told me something I already know (hernia), and twice he kept telling me I have a hernia and he will watch it, and as the pain gotten worse, I really tryed to hold out, but the pain oved came me, I went back in to see my surgeon and He did another Ct scan and I asked him was this pain coming from the patch he put in, and he said no, and when I asked him what kind of mess was in me, he just keep saying he thinks listen to the word I just said (Thinks) the pain is all coming from the med. lower abd. hernia, now it had gotten to the point he will be admitting me into the hosp. on 5/25 , and my surg. 5/26, and he will have to open me up to see if there is more hernia’s then the two I have now which both have mess patches, and now I think he is going to place a lgr. pc of mess or patch in me, this pain hurts really bad, so how do you find out what mesh was used when they place it in you, does he know what he is doing or just over looking me, because i complain to him about to much pain I am having, I need some anwers to what is really causing so “Much Pain” to wear I can hardly do any movement being up, when I lay down is the only time it subsides, but the pressure till there where that patch is

    Posted on May 22, 2009 at 10:04 am

  • Richard says:

    You should be in my shoes, age 39 was born with hernia, on left hand side took care of it, 39 years later, pulled it again plus same time pulled one on my right hand side gotten the operation done in Dec 22 ,2008 The hernia on left side healed perfect the one on my right has swallon on my nerve it swalls when i eat air pockets burst, anouying went back to doctor says pulled muscle, Yea bullshit, I can’t sleep at night in tennse pain 65% of the time , gotten fired from that same job I got hurt on, works men comp not paying me, they say not worked related, dr screwed up, no insurnce so I don’t do anything execpt be in pain 24 7

    Posted on June 29, 2009 at 1:18 pm

  • cenioste says:

    i had a hernia surgery in 2007 and i was having a lot of pain so awent to see thy doctor an i was told that the mesh inside has to be change so in 2009 it was repaired and did another hernia surgery on thy otherside on the same day and now i am having pains on both sides can someone tell me what to do

    Posted on July 6, 2009 at 7:23 pm

  • Lorrie says:

    I had hernia surgery in ’98, a few months after I had an emergency c-section. Now all these years later I still get sharp pains and my muscle wall is completely destroyed, it now has a permanent sag to it. I will live with this the rest of my life but that’s okay, I now have a beautiful 12 year old girl that was worth every bit of the pain!!

    Posted on July 16, 2009 at 2:32 am

  • Ann-Marie says:

    My husband had hernia surgery in January 08 (not sure what type mesh they used) he was supposed to come home that evening – both the PAIN and the BLEEDING were so bad the hospital had admitted him and overnight – when he returned home he was in so much pain and deathly ill (bleeding and vomiting [profusely projectile vomiting]) I had gone to sleep until he woke me up about six AM and asked me to take him to the hospital (My husband was/is a Marine … HE IS TOUGH AND STRONG AND WOULD NEVER ASK TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL)- anyway, we were getting him dressed to go to the hospital when he just PASSED OUT – the ambulance had to come to our home to get him – his pulse was so low – he was delerious and was not making sense when he did say something (the EMS could not revive him at our home and he was non respondent) – he was in the hospital for three days – there was some kind of blockage – he has never been the same since ALWAYS IN PAIN and a HUGE BULGE STICKING OUT (bigger than the original hernia… HE NOW HAS ANOTHER????) does this sound like symptoms of poor equipment? He has NEVER FULLY RECOVERED FROM THIS SURGERY.

    Posted on July 19, 2009 at 12:35 am

  • tracey says:


    Posted on July 20, 2009 at 8:56 pm

  • jeff says:

    I had an inguinal hernia repaired in ’93 and an imbilical hernia repaired in’08. After the operation in ’93 my left testical swelled to the size of a(purple) softball. I was unable to walk by myself for almost a week. The bruising was very bad and lasted for almost 3 months.The doctor told me that everything was normal.Since that operation,I have been experiencing severe numbness in my leg (from the hip to my foot) for several years.I had several large bone spurs removed from my L2,L3,L4,and L5 vertibrae in ’08.The Dr. said that was what was causing my numbness.Six months after that surgery, the numbness has returned.I was wondering if this condition could be caused by the mylar mesh patch I had implanted in ’93.I am also experiencing pain and tenderness around the surgery site now.If anyone has had any of the same symptoms Please reply….P.S.Mr.32 (Rick), I have to agree with Amanda (#39) ,what you said just sounds ignorant,Are you a doctor???If you are I feel sorry for your patients (if you have any).I’m 48 now and I am definately not obese.If you have never had any of these symptoms you need to send your comments to a website where there may be others like you,and leave the people that have delt with the pain and fear of not knowing what is going on in our own bodies to discuss this together.Thank You all for taking the time to read my comment…Jeff from HazelGreen,Alabama…

    Posted on August 1, 2009 at 8:23 pm

  • jeff says:

    to Tracey#70.My wife read your comment and said that when she had her two emergency C-sections (in ’79&’85), she never experienced the symptoms that you have descibed.Talk to another OBGYN or see if you can talk to the doctor that performed your hernia operation.Try not to worry, you are going to have a beautiful,healthy baby…There are many medical sites you may check with, that may be able to explain what is going on with your knot (or your golf ball).GOOD LUCK!!!! P.S.My wifes name is Tracey also. Jeff from HazelGreen,Al.

    Posted on August 1, 2009 at 9:06 pm

  • Juliet says:

    During my pregnancy in 08 I had deverloped a hernia9 above the navel)I was told to wait 6 mths for surgery. Most times it hurt and protruded so much I went to the ER. They would push it back in and the pain would stop. I had an emergency surgery in Oct. 08. This surgery was across the navel. However weeeks after the surgery I noticed the bulge and experienced the pain. The surgern said I developed another hernia. (This was the original hernia.) I had another surgery three weeks after the first and at present I’m still experiencing pain.

    Posted on August 14, 2009 at 8:57 am

  • Christine says:

    I had reconstruction surgery and a tram flap was used the doctor had placed a prolene mesh in my abdomen. I have had a wound that opens and closes periodicaly since that time till a few weeks ago when it abcessed. I went to the doctors and he sent me to a surgeon that said the mesh was the source of the problem and that it may have adhered to my bowel or intestines. Thank God that instead of being adhered to anything the mesh was balled up and laying loose in my abdomen. I have seen reference on the internet that this prolene mesh comes with an insert that warns doctors of possible infection related to the mesh. I have suffered for 3 years because of this and now owe medical bills because of this. If the doctors are warned of this why is this mesh being used? I was never told of this warning did not I have any rights to know this before the orginal reconstruction surgery to make my own decision on this?

    Posted on September 17, 2009 at 3:20 pm

  • elaine says:

    ive just had right hand groin hernia done on 14 09 09 so nearly a wk ago at the moment im sore my stomach is very bloated dont recall this happening when i had hernia done on left hand side 14 yrs ago im hoping i dont have any of the above problems very scary, and to you no 32 i got my hernias through surgery i had when i was 31 not from being big you want to get a life and not judge ppl you dont know.

    Posted on September 20, 2009 at 9:06 am

  • frederica says:

    My father had 2 hernias repaired on 8-24-09. He stayed in the hospital for 2 days after the surgery. His scheduled follow up visit with the doctor was doe 9-22-09. The surgery was done laposcopic the doctors thought they would have to cut him open because he had alot of scare tissue. Once my dad came he complained od pain the entire time. He said he felt like something was eating his insides. On 9-20-09 I took him to the local hospital after doing a Ct scan they found bleeding at one of the repair sites and several pulmonary embolisms(blood clots). He was admitted into the hospital the doctors placed a brace around his waist i guess to stop the bleeding. He had a hard time breathing through the night he was in consist pain no painkillers were given to him. The next morning the nurse sat my father up in the chair for an hour and father was crying and said he wanted to go home. upon getting my father up out of the chair he had a focal seizure and died. I never realized that a hernia repair would take my father from me. if only things were explained better, Doctors are not god. My father died in the hospital where i work as a nurse.

    Posted on September 21, 2009 at 8:01 am

  • Juan says:

    IN May12, 2000, I was operated for inguinal hernia in which I implanted a mesh (Prolene Mesh). After a while i was taking a series of health problems, chest pain, headache and migraine with sinocitis, hipertention and testicular pain. Because of these pains since 2004 have not been able to work. In March 2008 I went to the doctor again and this recurent and found to have had more surgery and I put another mesh than the one I had was worn out. Today I am still with the same symptoms which prevents me from returning to work.

    Posted on September 26, 2009 at 7:54 pm

  • Brenda says:

    I have a friend that had 2 hernia repairs performed at one time. Since the surgery, he has had many health problems some of which include problems eating, severe pain in side, back pain. He recently was treated for kidney stones. Could the pain be the hernia repairs? Also, he has lost a tremendous amount of weight (40 pounds and continues to lose). He is not a person that pursues issues, however; after reading the comments and the defects with this product coupled with knowing a few of his health problems, I as concerned that he needs to check more throughly on this problem. Would you advise if he should see another doctor and do the doctors cover for each other even when they know there is a protential health risk?

    Posted on September 30, 2009 at 1:45 am

  • Melessa says:

    I had a hernia repair with scar tissue removal and abdominoplasty in 2002. Pus still rupturing from naval and pain in abodomen and side. Continual infections all over. Could this be staff? Have reported to the doctor numerous times but they have done nothing. Now they want to do exploratory surgery to ‘clean it up.”

    Posted on November 9, 2009 at 12:41 am

  • Lyle says:

    I had a left hernia repair in about 1999. Don’t know if I had mesh. I had another in about 2003 with mesh. I have had some pain on and off since that time in lower left groin,usually when my colon is seems to be full. I got the shock of my life when I was diagnosed with prostate cancer this last July. Caught it in the early stages. Decided to have radical prostatecomy in late Sept 2009 to totally remove the prostate. Open Surgery had to be aborted after surgeon opened me up from belly button down to pelvic bone because the previous hernia mesh had become attached to the bladder and surgeon could not move bladder out of the way to remove my prostate. Last week I had to have a seed implant brachtherapy radiation procedure done to try to eliminate the prostate cancer. Who knows, this mesh could also be attached to my descending colon or even the rectum. So this mesh can cause other problems down the road for people who have had it implanted. Beware if you have open surgery on lower abdomen for prostate, bladder or even colon issues!!

    Posted on December 6, 2009 at 8:34 pm

  • Beth says:

    I was wondering if anyone had a umbilical hernia and then had a epigastric hernia ? I had my gallbladder done and then about 6 weeks later or less I had the umbilical hernia. Then In March of the this year the epigastric hernia came out!! I could feel it although I was on Lortab 10/500 for a broken foot. I just hope that I can figure out what is causing my trouble. I feel like my gut is hard as a rock. I have what I call the screaming pupes most of the time and diahrhea the other. I hope to talk to the Dr tomorrow.

    Posted on December 7, 2009 at 10:20 pm

  • Chris says:

    I had an inguinal hernia repaired in 2004 and some sort of mesh was used. Since then, I have had a taring pain on my left side, where the hernia surgery was done. I also have had sever stomach pain, and iritation on the left side on my genital,penis area since the surgery. I think that I may have an infection of some sort, because these symtmes did not come about until after my surgery. I’ve been suffering for a while. Has any one else had these symptoms?

    Posted on December 13, 2009 at 1:54 am

  • Jason says:

    I had a inguinal hernia surgery repaired with mess on April 13, 2009. Since then I have had I have had a nervectomy in the same area and a third surgery that was exploratory with nerve seperation. I have had these surgeries cause the pain has not gone away since i recieved my hernia in April. My pain has continued and gotten worse in the last 8 months. I am scheduled to have the mesh removed on Febuary 5, 2010. I have had to be on pain pills continuely since before my first operation. I can hardly fuction as a human being. There are times that i have to have my wife help me up off the couch or out of bed cause of the pain, even to get out of the vehicle. I am personally getting really tired of the pain. I havent been able to work and thankfully have a well to do grandma that has helped me tremendously.

    Posted on December 22, 2009 at 4:01 pm

  • Jeremy says:

    to Richard 34. Thank you, same thing, at least very close and I have had this stuff in me for over 10 years and I dont even know what kind or any related problems like the loss of a testicle and I have been having problems for years. No Dr. wants to take on the responsibility of a screw up on a double hernia along the intestine that should have had the part with the two hernia bulges cut at both ends and sealed it up. No problem I have researched it. I’m no Dr. of coarse but I know when something is really wrong and I don’t care what did it and assign no blame to anyone but at least fix it.

    Posted on February 6, 2010 at 4:19 am

  • Heather says:

    My name is Heather, my mom had several surgeries done at once. One of them being a hernia surgery. This was about ten years ago. In the past month she has had to have 4 blood transfusions. The Doctors at the hospital have told her that they don’t know what is wrong with her. The first time she was admitted, her eyes had no color and her tongue was white from all the blood loss. The second time, She passed out in the bathroom after loosing over half of her blood through her bowels. I am desperate to know if anyone else has had any similar problems. The hospital releases her after they give her the transfussions and tell her to come back if it happens again……. This has become extremely difficult to grasp.

    Posted on February 17, 2010 at 1:22 am

  • robin says:

    i hernia repair with mesh feb 11th of 09. had some complications ended up the hospital for 2 months with a wound vac on. from the day i left the hospital my left has been hurting. now its to the point where its feels like its ripping my insides. theres also a burning feeling that goes the ripping pain. and im having some pain in my back on the left side now. its getting worse by the day. im in alot of pain. it hurts so bad to move. they have done some test and they find nothing. has anyone else had this problem?

    Posted on February 20, 2010 at 5:13 pm

  • Amanda says:

    My mother had a Prolene Mesh SPM45W Lot # A8A405, She had had pain for sometime now after the hernia surgery. Now they have found a large abcess with in the abdominal area, they drained it and it is back and bigger accompanied with more pain. My mother went into see the surgeon that placed the mesh in and all he said was that he would have to go in and dig it out!

    Posted on March 30, 2010 at 5:55 pm

  • Jeremy says:

    I had ingunal hernia repair on 5/5/2006.They placed the Bard mesh patch on my right groin area.Ever since the surery I have been in so much pain.I cant stand or walk or do anything.My testicals constantly feel like thier in a vice grip the pain brings me to tears.I dont have any kind of life now.I cant work,cant have sex,cant drive.I get real depressed because I cant support my daughter or myself.I had a great job but now I am on welfare.I was told by a surgen that I may lose my testical and that I have nerve damage done by the mesh patch.I cant even function without heavy-duty pain meds.I am 37 years old and I never ever felt so hopeless,scared,and alone.I just want to get fixed,get back to work,and feel like a man again.

    Posted on April 2, 2010 at 3:32 am

  • Tammy says:

    This is for #88 Jeremy…I know how you feel when you say you feel hopeless, scared and all alone. I had 3 hernia repairs in a couple months apart. The patch i have now is the one that has been recalled. I still have problems and feel like you do. I had to give up my job as a pharmacy tech because of pain, nausea and etc. I am having a hard time finding a surgeon to remove this patch because of complications. I feel like I have lost my life as well. I used to be active and I enjoyed life…now I am being treated for depression due to this and I have gained some weight because it hurts to do things! I feel like my life is slowly ending and I can’t do anything about it. I feel like I have to fight just to live…so my heart goes out to you because I know how you feel. keep faith in GOD and may we both find comfort!

    Posted on April 17, 2010 at 12:31 am

  • Kimberly says:


    Posted on April 23, 2010 at 2:46 pm

  • Mary says:

    I have had incisional hernia repair in April 2008. the surgeon put in a mesh,hernia, prolene according to the hospital papers. In nov of that same year I had surgery for the same thing, except this time the mesh was wrapped arround my intestines. So the surgeon unwrapped it and put in another mesh, hernia, prolene. All was going well, until April 2010 I was at work in excruciating pain. I went to the hospital and the next morning the surgeon did surgery and the same thing. It was wrapped around my intestines. This time he did not put in a mesh. Oh, and this time I had a double hernia.

    Posted on May 3, 2010 at 6:12 pm

  • Peter says:

    Please … I am worried about my sister. she had hernia surgery 3 weeks ago,. she has a hard area around her surg. site and has been in excruciating pain since. Her surgeon told her to not come back to him, to go and see her family Dr. and vice versa, her family Dr. tells her to go back to her surgeon. I have been a nurse for 36 years, and I know there is something very wrong with her surgical site. It. is hard as a rock all around it, and she is in constant pain. Our so called doctors here are just very unconcerned, as they don’t know she has someone on her side who will make sure they don’t just keep giving her the run around and so forth. She has even been to our only ER here where we live, and the ER Doc refused to as much as even look under her bandage and look at her incision. It is really disturbing to think we are living in an area where so called doctors could be butchers and just dont care and get away with it with legalities !

    Posted on June 17, 2010 at 9:47 pm

  • Peter says:

    For that Rick guy who thinks the only people who have problems are the over weight ones, or the stupid or whatever,… you are an absolute jerk and we hope you will one day you get the pleasure of finding out what pain is all about… We will be here for you,.. yeah , right ! haha NOT

    Posted on June 17, 2010 at 10:03 pm

  • Gloria says:

    I had hernia repairs in Oct. 2009…From the get go my right side of my abdomen has been hurting..Dr. took CT scan etc. BUT i am still in alot of pain and he says he can’t find anything wrong with me…I shouldn’t be hurting like this…could it be a defective mesh ???

    Posted on June 29, 2010 at 8:49 am

  • Gloria says:

    To Robin who posted on Feb. 20th,,,,These are the same symptons i am experiencing and i hear we can’t find anything wrong.I can’t even bend and if i move the wrong way, it feels like a knife in me…I hope we get answers soon and Good Luck to You !!

    Posted on June 29, 2010 at 8:55 am

  • Jeri says:

    I had a hernia surgery in september 2003, 4 months after my fifth baby was born. I had gone through my whole pregnancy with a huge bulg where I had a previous c-section. The doctor used a mesh not sure what kind I was in and out in one day. Went to the doctors a week later because it was leaking yellow fluid. needless to say I was put in the hospital operated on spent 10 days on intravenus antibiotic. the wound was left open to heal from the inside out and I had to use a vacume pump for a good month to suck the infection out. I was really sick and I had a newborn to take care of. It bothers me from time to time and its a ugly scar.

    Posted on July 15, 2010 at 6:45 am

  • michele says:

    i have had nemreas surgeries to fix the problems the kugel mesh has caused. Now they r finding that people who had the kugel mesh used r getting auto immune illnases,fibromyalga,lupus,, hase amyone else finding this. it all started with kronic pain fatiuge, then a vitiman defishency, ostioperosis. it works much like the silacone breast implants ,and the problems it caused.If we dont get this out soon, we will b unadle to get any future help with these illnesses

    Posted on July 22, 2010 at 1:00 am

  • john says:

    I had hernia surgery 5 months ago. Before the syrgery, my bowel movements were normal but now have chronic constipation. MY MD sent me for a colonoscopy which did show diverticulosis, so every doctor I see blames it on that condition, but I probably had it previous to my lingual surgery, but bowel movements were normal for a few months before, as I would actually feel the intestines as the bowel traveled through it.
    Anyone else have this problem?… and was it solved and how?

    Posted on August 7, 2010 at 4:01 pm

  • Bonnie says:

    After having 2 hernia repair surgeries, one in 1996, and the other in 2003, I started to have symptoms again for the past 2 years. I was told that what was bothering me was an accumulation of scar tissue possibly bending and twisting my intestines, or even causing temporary incarcerations. Well, on May 13, 2010, I was admitted to the hospital as an emergency surgery patient, and when I woke up in intensive care I was told that I had turned septic, my white blood count was over 10,000 and a large portion of my intestines were gangrenous, along with my appendix, a portion of my stomach lining and some surrounding muscle tissue. While in surgery my kidneys began to fail and the doctors didn’t have much hope for me. But here I am almost 4 months later here to tell the tale, although it’s not over yet. Even after 3 surgeries so far, I’m not done with restoration and complete repair yet. The surgeon told me that the type of mesh used is not longer available, I would like to see if this was caused by the above mentioned defective mesh.

    Posted on September 8, 2010 at 1:33 am

  • brett and stacey says:

    My daughter in 2008 had an inguinial hernia sugery laproscopic dont
    know what kind of mesh was used. In march 2010 she was having pains after going to ER they did some tests and came back saying they didnt know what it was but she needed emergency surgery and we are admitting her to the hospital the next morning at 5am was her surgery when the performing doctor came out he told us the metal recoils that were used to hold up the mesh had collapsed and embedded into her stomach lining, causing it to close off her bowel,they removed two metal clamps and the part of the stomach ling the cllamps were embedded in,and oh by the way we took out her appendix while we were in there. she spent 6 days in the hospital recovering its been 8 months and shes having problems again,the same kind of pains she was having before the 2nd surgery.We have taken her to her family doctor no one knows what is going on we have had x rays, CT scans,gynocologists blood work, I requested a copy of the x-rays because my daughter said the x-ray tech was asking her weird questions about having metal
    in her underwear. when i took the disk home and put it into my computer I found a big shock 20 metal coils eveywhere in her groin
    and abdominal area also six staples. I dont know what they have done to her and Im very frustrated about the findings.The performing
    Dr. did not tell us he was putting any more coils back into her he said it was a absorbing mesh that would absorb into her abdominal wall. Ive been reading about all of the mesh recalls and wondered if it was possible if this was that one, or if it could be another one that should be recalled? My daughter has ultrasound and also GI tests in
    the next week,and an appointment to speak with the performing surgeon of her 2nd sugery her 2nd sugery was not laproscopic and the 1st surgeon was a partner in the same office as the 2nd? what should we do? My husband and I ,Where should we go from here?
    We feel that are hands are almost tied!

    Posted on November 21, 2010 at 2:07 am

  • Kimberly says:

    Hey everyone heres an update on what is going on with my right inguinal hernia repair that was done with the prolene hernia mesh. First of all the surgeon said that my nerves are trapped by the mesh and scar tissue be on the right side there is swelling like a hump and on the left side it is flat. He also said there is another hernia on my abdominal wall. I go back on thursday to find out what the scans show and my blood work because he was needing me to come in right away so I know it isnt good news and I am hoping he has found the problems that I am having and I pray he will be able to fix them. I will update ya’ll further once I find out exactly what he has found from the scans and blood work. I also was wondering if anyone else is having pain in the right pelvic and vaginal area from a previous surg for an inguinal hernia repair and if they have pain under the right rib and any lumps in those areas like I have becuz so far no answer on the lumps yet. Good luck to everyone and please keep me posted if you find out anything that could be useful. My pain is so unbearable almost all the time now that I cant sleep or even lay stand or do anything to stop this pain even on pain meds its horrible.

    Posted on December 6, 2010 at 1:19 am

  • joseph says:

    I think people would be better off not going to their doctor. !993, I went the doctor as I was extremly stopped up. He talked me into a colostomy. After I got home my left testical swelled to the size of A goose egg. this condition persisted for a year or more ( I thought I had cancer). The doctor said I probably got hit there and it wasn`t afault of the colostomy op. anyway, he operated and sort of fixed the nut problem. Later–2-3 years the incision for the colostomy was pushing out, so Iwent back to the doctor , A different one this time. He put one of those meshes that fold out inside. later my stomach was destended somewhat so I was aways tighening my belt to try to hold it. This went on for year, give or take. One night at work I got very sick to my stomach and was throwing up, was very sick and went to emergency. they said I probably had stomach flu.next day–went to the hospital. the surgeon doctor determined I was stopped up permantly and I would have to be operated on. He installed another mesh after getting me unplugged. It covers most of my abdomen, now I don`t have the use of my stomach muscles(six pack) and my stomach looks like I have 1/2 A basketball inside. The last operation was in 2002. I am living with everything as it is now, afraid to have anything more done by A doctor. December 2010. Iowa

    Posted on December 27, 2010 at 12:45 pm

  • doge says:

    Mary #58 …perhaps gain more sympathy if you used a spell checker?

    Posted on February 21, 2011 at 5:41 pm

  • mike says:

    I had a hernia repair in 98’on the left side and the mesh was put in and then anothe surgery foe a hernia in the same side and spot snd I been having abdominal pain and tenderness in the spot still to this date plus.

    Posted on March 17, 2011 at 1:21 pm

  • DOUG says:

    i had hernia mesh placed in largehernia just below chest plate in abdoman in sept. 2006. since then Ihave constant sourness & pain in the area where patch was placed and contantly have gas pain and feel like i have to have bowell movement

    Posted on April 6, 2011 at 12:22 pm

  • rock says:

    i had a hernia repair in 2007 on one side and 2009 on both side and still having lot of pain i cant stand for many hours or walk i went to see another doctor and i was told i have to live with my pain for the rest of my life can any one help me

    Posted on April 15, 2011 at 12:12 am

  • Wanjiru says:

    I had a hernia repair early 2011, it has not been more than five months after and I now suffer from admonial pain at the exact place where they repaired and put the mesh. I vomitt a lot of bile and I am not able to consume a lot of food ie eggs.

    Posted on April 22, 2011 at 5:07 am

  • Louis says:

    I recieved a hernia mire mess repair in sept,i am going through severe pain, i have diharea severe abdominal pain all the way down in both my genitals,cant walk for more then a couple hours,i should of healed long ago.

    Posted on May 8, 2011 at 6:10 pm

  • Carline says:

    My sister went in the hospital for a hernia surgery, about 2 weeks ago. They took out a 20 lb. mass and then when they where done, she stopped breathing. They put her on a breathing machine so it could breath for her, well she died 5/21/11.They told the family, they didn’t know why she died.

    Posted on May 23, 2011 at 8:41 pm

  • Jason says:

    In 2008 I had a inguinal hernia repair on the right side. A month and a half later I developed the same hernia, just on the opposite side. Well the second surgery healed before the first. I have been inn pain since the first one. The doc didnt know why I was in pain. Two months, lots of pain meds, and doctor visits every week the doc said I had developed a hydracele and would have to have surgery to fix it. So I did. But didnt change a damn thing. Still severe pain in the same spot. Lots of nerve blocks and steroid shots later, that did NO good he said that i had a entrapped nerve and would have to go again under the knife. Fine whatever, just get me out of pain. So he cut the nerve so that I would not feel the pain anymore. Guess what, Did NOTHING I still feel the pain in the same exact spot. More nerve blocks and steroid shots later again, he said that the nerve that he just cut was entrapped down farther and he would have to go in and take out the mesh, free the nerve, and put mesh back in. So my dumb ass let him. STILL HAVE PAIN TO THIS VERY DAY!!!!!! Some days are better than others, but i have lots of days that i feel like i got kicked by a horse, literally. Does anyone have any advise that could help me get fixed finally. I got 4 kids that i cant go out and run around with cause it would cripple me in pain

    Posted on June 6, 2011 at 1:34 am

  • Mary says:

    Hi! I knew there was a problems with surgical mesh shortly after surgery when I was in pain with movement that felt like tearing of my abdominal area. I was told by the surgeon whne I said I could feel sharp edges in my abdomen tht he had to insert 06 large patches to try to prevent reocurring hernias and adhesions from forming. I didn’t know in advance nor was I given any warning of what he might be doing or putting in side of me. He said the patches would melt into my body and not be any probllem. I was cut from my groin to my sternum for that surgery. Conviently, when I asked for my medical records from both the hospital & the surgeon, they couldnot seem to find anything pertaining to the surgery done in the previous 02 months.

    I also had an allergic reaction with hives all over my body that lasted 06 months. The doctor I saw for that couldn’t find anything to get ride of those, just time.

    I had two other hernia repairs following that major surgery. I still have pain if I move or twist wrong. Alos, when I drink something cold or eat strong flavored foods, I will sometimes get an intense pain in my abdomen. Their was intense soreness from a feeling like I was tearing inside that could last for days.

    I met someone with similiar problems that her new docotor said was due to the mesh used in abdominal surgery. The surgeon had to scrape the mesh out of her abdomen because of its adhesion. She felt better after it was removed.

    I had a bad attack of pain at work & extreme weakness and nausea. All I had done is tried to do some light exercising that morning. I wound up lying on the floor at work & being taken to the hospital by ambulance. They didnot know what caused the problem, but thought that maybe my intestines had twisted & became blocked.

    When I told the doctor/surgeon what had happened. He just shook his head like he didn’t have any idea of what was going on or the cause. That was two years after the surgery and I was still having a lot of pain. He did not seem to care & brushed me off.

    I never know when I will be hit with this again. It has been 7-8 years since the surgery. I am self-employed and do not have any medical insurance. It would be great if I could get some help to do something about this.

    Posted on June 8, 2011 at 1:47 am

  • Elizabeth says:

    I had hernia surgery in dec2010, mesh was used but i do not know what kind, i been having a lot of pain around the area where i had the surgery the pain is getting real bad i was in the emergency room and they check to see if it was my kidney or appendix they did not find nothing, i do not know what to do i have a appointment with my primary care doctor but i do not know if i should call the surgeon that did the surgery to see if he should check to see if it could be another hernia.

    Posted on July 21, 2011 at 10:58 am

  • angela says:

    I understand what Mary is going through. My 4th hernia surgery was completed in April 2007 in Iowa. In was implanted with Proceed Surgical Mesh, PCDN1 lot XPG598. There is a little smart phone scan cube in the lower right of the sticker and the lover left shows PPTL02 use by 11-2007. Since then I have experienced tearing pain when I go from sitting to standing, cannot do any shopping for over 30 mins without being doubled in pain. I am on heavy narcotics for the pain I am in daily and dr.s don’t want to believe it could be from mesh and adhesions since they don’t show on any test. I an so frustrated over this. When will they wake up that this mess is real and we deserve help and compensation for all the years of pain and misery?

    Posted on July 26, 2011 at 6:29 pm

  • Maureen says:

    My son had a right inguinal hernia repair in December 2008. They used a bard 3D max mesh to repair it. In 2010 while working he felt movement and sudden popping noise in the same area. He needed to have a second surgery. I was wondering if there was any recall on this type of mesh.

    Posted on August 4, 2011 at 7:57 pm

  • Michael says:

    I had a mesh repair for inguinal hernia in Jan of 2010. Six months after guess what the same thing pops back up and I have to have an emergency surgery the next day. After the 2nd surgery they say that they found out nothing was wrong when they went in to do the work but they reenforced it any way. I asked to see my Records and low and behold they can not find them..

    Im going in for my 3RD!!! surgery here in the next couple weeks. I have been in so much pain ever since the first one and I cannot believe the docs cant get this right. Any one else having this issue? Im one of the local police officers and all I want to do is have a normal life and get back to enjoying it. Two years after attempting to save a womans life trapped under a car Im still dealing with the worst pain ever..

    Posted on August 30, 2011 at 5:03 pm

  • MARILYN says:


    Posted on September 3, 2011 at 9:44 am

  • Tammy says:

    I have had 11 hernia surgeries 1 to put the mesh in Then 9 from infection 1 to take it out and replaced. I had a surgery every month for a year. They now have to go in and and fix another hernia an umbilical one where they will have to cut me in 3 places. I am so tired of this and I don’t know if the mesh was the one that was recalled the first Surgeon I had there office said they did not know so how would I find out. I just can’t keep going through all these surgeries…

    Posted on September 7, 2011 at 4:09 pm

  • Carol says:

    I had surgery for my pancreatic duct in ’98. Mistakes were made & after a week recovering in the hospital, I began severly hemorraging. They operated on me 4 more times (abdominally) trying to find the source of the bleed. They placed me in a medical coma for 7 weeks while they searched. When I woke up I was on life support. I had rec’vd 100 pints of blood and 500 units of plasma related products. I am a medical miracle, of sorts. I spent 7 months in 2 rehabs unable to walk, where they tortured me by strapping me to a machine and cranking it up until I was standing. Next, my legs were pushed backwards until they were straight (while I screamed, sobbed & begged for them to stop). I was made to stand like that for several minutes. The Drs. convinced my family I did not want to recover while they came to me at night & said I was upsetting the other patients. I told them I had severe pain in my knees and hips but they did not believe me. I complained daily about the pain and was finally granted X-rays, twice. They said the results were negative. I was transferred out of the acute re-hab to sub acute and when I could pick my self up out of my wheelchair, I was able to go home. I had home physical therapy and my therapist kept telling me he didn’t understand why I couldn’t do what he wanted me to do . He knew I was trying, He asked me to go to a physiotherapist who sent me to someone else and so on & so on until an orthopedist took one look at me & knew why I couldn’t walk. He sent me to B’more to an traumatic bone surgeon. It seems bone had fused my knees and hips together while I was in that coma. The excess bone was chiseled away from both knees & both hips. Shortly therafter I was walking & driving my car again. I was disabled, I had neuropathy in both feet and legs (non diabetic) I lived in constant pain but I was on my feet and happy to be so. Then one day I woke up and I looked like I was 8 months pregnant. A hernia developed because A: I was operated 5 times in a row and B: I was told to use my recovered upper body strength to pick myself up out of the wheelchair so I could go home. In 2003 I had a 15 hour surgery at a very famous B’more hospital to put my organs back where they belong (and also remove an ovary, not related). I had a plastic surgeon and a surgeon insert a mesh “screen” because there was no muscle left to hold things in place. Fast forward to 2009 and oops, here we go again. A lump develops on my left side, GP blows it off and says it’s fat. *NOTE TO #32 RICK : ARE YOU A DOCTOR?JUST WONDERING WHY IT IS NECESSARY FOR YOU TO COME TO A WEBSITE LIKE THIS TO DEMEAN PEOPLE WHO ARE SUFFERING. OR MAYBE YOU WORK FOR THE LABS THAT ARE BEING SUED!* Note to other patients, obese or not, ignore ignorance even if it speaks well. It is there to discourage you. Be of good faith and keep searching for answers. If you are not satisified with your Dr.’s answers, find another! Find a nationally recognized hospital to help you. Keep fighting. Don;t give up! Never give up!
    Pray for healing and patience. Keep searching. And maybe find a lawyer…yeah that might work.
    p.s. I am obese, not grotesquely, but 40# overweight is obese. I am facing another surgery and I have suffered with diaherria and pain. I can feel internal tearing and every time I eat even a small meal I am in pain. I had a colonoscopy last year that was clear but I wear a binder daily. I had the surgery scheduled last summer but my Mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she passed in Feb. I have spent months grieving in a way I never expected but now I just want it over with. This will be 30 something surgery (lost count). God bless all who suffer for they shall see the kingdom of God. I am grateful for my life and that my children nor my grandchildren did not follow in my path. I have paid a huge price for errors that were not of my making. I will find joy in my family and pray there is an end to this.

    Posted on September 17, 2011 at 11:24 pm

  • Monica says:

    I am just checking to see if these patches or any of the recalled patches were used in late 2001. I had a inguinal hernia repair in which a patch was used. For the past 4 years I have had recurring diarrehea which sucks! I can’t think of any reason for this to start other than a possibilty of this patch issue – which has been all over tv and I just decided to look at symptoms. If there is an answer can someone please let me know. My life with three small children and a farm is impacted by the constant need to run to the restroom. It sucks!

    Posted on September 22, 2011 at 11:31 am

  • Terry says:

    I had my first hernia surgery in Sept 2009. In April of 2010 my dr had to go in and place a mesh screen in my stomach since my hernia had erupted again. I have had problems every since. In August of 2011 my Dr had to go in and reposition the hernia and the mesh screen since it had moved. 6 weeks later I had to go in and have the mesh screen removed since it is badly infected. The infection is so bad that my dr had to leave the incision open to let it drain. I now have to have my stomach packed once or twice daily. I am now waiting on a wound vac to be put in where the incision is to hopefully speed the healing process.

    Posted on October 7, 2011 at 11:14 pm

  • Irene says:

    I had hernia repair of the navel in january 2001, since then i have been to several doctors even the Dr that did my surgery, he said it might just be scar tissue, but I been hurting off and on since then, and this past 2 months its been worst, my navel is swollen, and hurts like someone is stabbing me, How can I find out if this is the kind of mesh that was recalled?

    Posted on November 2, 2011 at 4:57 pm

  • Bobby says:

    i had right and left side abdominal hernia surgery in 2009. it was done with unknown mesh.since then the pain has become terrible on both sides, mainly the right side.i can not lift anything,twist,bend or have a bowel movement without this unbelievable pain.i have been to 2 docters,cat scan was done,they say they cant find anything wrong,but my symptoms go on and on and are getting worse.no one should have to live with this daily pain. i have a 8 month old son,cannot even take care of him.. the docters act like i am joking or putting on,if they had to live this way,they would quickly change their minds. i have not been able to work for months,i am 41 and just admmited to myself that i am disabled. my prayers to those with this neverending problem. i am scared to try another surgery,even though i am now disabled!!!

    Posted on November 7, 2011 at 5:37 pm

  • Kim says:

    I had an apendectomy in oct of 2005, and the surgeon that done the surgery cut an artery. I was opened up from my breast bone to my pelvic the same afternoon, after laying in the hospital so long that they had to give me a blood transfusion before and then intubate me during so they could do the surgery to fix the bleeder. following these two surgeries I had to go back in Feb of 06 because the incision where the other two surgeries were done herniated. Again I was opened up from breast bone to pelvis and There was a mesh patch inserted 7″x 7″ , I’m not sure which one, but have had tenderness and pain, if I lift or try to use my stomach muscles very much, ever since. for the last two weeks it has really gotten bad and now my stomach looks like I am nine months pregnant and the tenderness which was only on one side covers my whole abdomen. When I originally went back for my followup after the hernia surgery the surgeon told me the tenderness was normal and would go away, but it has only gotten worse. I don’t know if there is anything I can do about any of this, but one thing I do know is that I want the mesh patch taken out.

    Posted on November 14, 2011 at 8:09 am

  • Linda says:

    I had hernia operation 2010 my Dr. put surgical mesh in.Since then I have a lot of bladder problems,infections my hernia is right back where it was before the surgery,my lower stomach is swollen and have bowel problems.I’m concerned that the mesh might have come lose,and I have pain in lower stomach.

    Posted on November 20, 2011 at 8:42 pm

  • Richard says:

    Here’s my horror story. In 2005, I was diagnosed with diverticulitis. For the repair of this, a colostomy operation was done, and reversed 6 months later. I thought all was well. About a year later, incisional hernia develops on one of the incisions. Repaired with mesh. To make a long story short, I am lying in a hospital bed after my 5th hernia repair. This particular repair was done using a different method than in the past. Using laproscopy, All of the old mesh remnants were removed, and a different (and hopefully stronger) type of mesh was used to seal from inside the abdominal cavity. I went into the surgery thinking, along with the doctor, that the procedure would take just under three hours. Over 8 hours later, I was admitted into ICU, where I began an over week long stay in the hospital. The amount of pain that I have suffered during this procedure has been more intense that all of the others combined. So, here’s hoping for a fifth and final repair. I hope this one works, ’cause my resources have long ago been exhausted due to not only the medical expenses that I incurred during all of these procedures, but the financial losses due to not being able to work because of missed work were devastating. Something has to be done for those who need to have more than one repair to the same site.

    Posted on December 10, 2011 at 10:43 am

  • jessica says:

    i had a herina repair with the mess and i have had problems ever since i had it done. i had the surgery done in 2010. Since i have had it done my stomach it hurts and my belly button hurts too. thats where they put the mess at where my belly button is. i think they should just take the mess out and that way i wont have all this pain in my stomach.

    Posted on January 11, 2012 at 5:23 pm

  • TM says:

    I am 40 years old. In 2002 I was found to have Diverticulitis and hademergency surgery because of postules found and had to have 18 inches of my colon removed because of this. Then, in 2004 I then had bilateral hernia surgery in which I believe this mesh was put in. (I am currently applying for my medical records to be sure). Then in 2010 I had Gall Bladder surgery for the removal of my Gall Bladder. Ever since the Hernia Surgery (and especially the Gall Bladder surgery) I have had problems with abdominal pain, constipation, I had one partcular bought of extreme pain which lasted for days which was debilitating, feelings of the same pain and distension associated with my hernia as before. I was wondering if the complications fro the MESH (if it turns out it is the same MESH as described) can manifest this amount of time after the surgery?

    Posted on January 28, 2012 at 1:14 pm

  • TC says:

    I had herina repair surgery in 2008. Shortly after i started to feel a tearing, stabbing sensation when i go from standing to sitting. I now have to (or was to have) surgery for a separate problem but since the specialist found out that i had Prolene mesh used to repair ventral and umbilical hernias he refuses to touch me. He informed me that it would be extremley risky. So now what, am I supposed to live in pain for the rest of my life? Or keep trying drugs that cause me to have intoleralbe migraines, numb legs, hot flashes, mood swings..and the list goes on. I am still young..38..and planned on having children..will the mesh create more pain than I already experience. If i feel like im ripping now when I stand what will happen with a growing uterus/belly??

    Posted on February 23, 2012 at 12:54 pm

  • Windy says:

    Hello all, I had my hernia repair surgery 12/6/11. I was told that I was having laparoscopy but once they inserted the scope they found that I had 3 hernias stacked one on top of the other. Because of their findings they had to open me up to do the repair. They used ETHICON – ULTRAPRO MESH. About a 1 1/2 week after surgery I started having the worse pain ever and it only got worse. It has gone from a tearing/stabbing pain now to include abdominal tenderness, nausea, and abdominal distention. Most foods make me nauseous except for cereal or peanut butter and cheese crackers; so that what my meals consist of.

    When the pain started I went back to the e.r. and was admitted but they said that nothing was wrong. That they only found fluid around my liver on the ct scan. After my release I went to see the surgeon that perform the surgery and I told her about the pain. She looked at my abdomen and told me that I was fine and sent me on my way. Since then I’ve been admitted to another hospital. I was told by the surgeons that I should go back to the surgeon who performed the surgery so that person can scope my stomach. He said that I needed the scope but they wouldn’t do it because they don’t want to be held accountable if something is wrong, for something that someone else did. He said that with my history that scoping/reopening me up would be too risky.

    I now am trying to find some one to help me. I spend most of my time balled up in pain. The pain medications that they have me on has NO effect on me at all and they are really strong medications (Oxycontin 80mg and Oxycodone 30mg).

    Posted on March 1, 2012 at 12:33 am

  • Kevin says:

    In July 2002 I had incisional hernia repair with the Kugel mesh. Three days ago i experienced horrible pain and ended up in the ER only to be told the repair has failed and I now require repeat surgery. I have to contact my surgeon on Monday.and hopefully due to extreme pain can get this done asap.

    Posted on March 11, 2012 at 2:52 pm

  • Joseph says:

    I had a hernia repair in 2006 and just had it re-repaired again in July still having problems this will be my third go at it

    Posted on March 14, 2012 at 2:56 pm

  • Denice says:

    I am in the Army I had hernia surgery a year and a half ago. About 2 months ago I started experiancing pain on my pelvic bone. It has gotten really bad. It feels like something is grinding into my pelvic bone. I had a CT done. They said mesh does not look like it moved. I feel like no one will take me seriously and the pain is not getting any better instead it is making it really hard to function. Could this be the mesh that was put on the hernia? I know that is where the mesh is attached.

    Posted on March 15, 2012 at 12:18 am

  • Cassie says:

    Distended abdomen then returns to normal after bedridden for 12 hrs or so as long as I haven’t been on my feet hospital sd I was unexplainable! But I have been in serious pain for a week!! My 2nd repair was done March 2010!! They gave me 7.5’s n they r not helping it just helps me sleep!! I hate having to returning to ER bc of this!!

    Posted on April 14, 2012 at 2:53 am

  • Maybelle says:

    I too have been having unexplained symptoms and severe pain, Nausea, vomiting,swollen joints, can’t hardly get up, cant stand the pain, swelling legs and hands, abdomen, pubic area, painful sexual intercourse,joints swollen and cant hardly move them. on the same side of inguinal hernia patch repair pain on that side under ribs moves around and goes to back. feel like bladder is painfully full all the time cant get a good stream going or when im puking bile and dry heaving ill pee on self. It is like i have no control, depression, now anxiety attacks becaue iof pain i believe. I don’t know alot of other problems too. too many to count, no-one knows why i have all these wierd symptoms or flare ups is al i know to cal them where i cant stand up straight , diarrhea, vomiting, fatigue so bad you cant lift your head up, i think i get systemic infections. I feel like i get the flu all the time like every month = 2 to 3 times muscle weakness severe. what the hell when i had this surgery the pain was unbearable i called and asked dr to give something stronger they said no. i suffered badly i still do. it was if i had been burned bad that burn that is bad and wont go away- wow i finally begged to go see her and she gave me a kenalog shot and took the burn away- why couldnt she do that before? why did i and do i suffer so much. I am at the point of taking my own life because i cant stand this going downhill anymore the pain is so bad oi have to live on pain meds crazy i feel like im getting dementia too- I am losing hope i have spent all my money trying to get help and now i believe it is the mesh patch. i do not have the money to get any help now. i cant afford any of my medications and going off them just about killed me that last time, i cannot do that cold turkey anymore i have done it before but i almost died this time at home . too old for this shit i cant take it anymore
    i have all the symptoms everyone else has on here. and my skin is looking like thin, hard in places im getting funny looking spots in many places i dont know what else is going to go wrong, i have lost my eyesight cosiderably. im 45 getting older doesn’t take eye sight away that fast

    Posted on April 24, 2012 at 3:09 pm

  • nicholas says:

    I had hernia surgery on 3/25/2008 with a mesh on my left side.The day i left the hospital it hurt so bad my brother had 2 help me walk . I been in pain for years on my left side! I have left testicle swelling and fluid on it,infections,left leg goes numb,pain around the surgery area,hurts to walk,lift anything,IT EVEN HURTS 2 HAVE SEX!!! From the swelling.Just CONSTANT PAIN. Doctor’s put me on vicodin es,antibiotics and mobic the meds help a little bit. BUT STILL DONT KNOW WHAT IS WRONG.I had a ULTRASOUND and CATSCAN done on me.Does anybody know any other test that can b done 2 find out what is wrong???

    Posted on April 28, 2012 at 8:47 pm

  • michael says:

    I have had surgery 2011 , it was for a belly button hernia , carserated ambilical to be exact… after my surgery I feel a sharp pain when I lay down on my left or right side ,, my bowel movements are crazy ,, I feel bloated at times but most of all I feel I have to go all the time sometimes 4to 5 times a day ,,, afraid to do things or even leave the house ,, my life has changed drasticaly , I’ve seen 2 docs since my surgery and they all say it could be (ibs ) .. they prescribe me some fiber powder a lot like metamucil.. on top of that I take imodium. A D … like I stated this has all became after surgery …

    Posted on May 10, 2012 at 5:26 am

  • Bill says:

    I had an umbilical hernia repair with laproscopic surgery and a mesh implant in August of 2011. Following the surgery I felt a constant tightness and pulling sensations in my abdomen, surrounding the site of the hernia. The tightness gradually evolved into discomfort, and I am now experiencing mild to moderate pain and tenderness in the area. The results of a recent CT scan were inclusive. My gastroenterologist has scheduled a colonoscopy to check for problems, but he is fairly certain that the mesh is the culprit. I also have a follow-up appointment with the surgeon who did the repair in another week or so. Are there any specific questions that I should be asking these doctors?

    Posted on May 27, 2012 at 11:38 pm

  • Kathy says:

    Like most people I turned to the internet for answers. I am day 9 from have a umbilical hernia repaired using a mesh implant. I left the hospital in with a level 10 pain, thinking that the next day would
    be better. The pain is still as bad as it was when I came home from the hospital. The pain is unbelievable. The burning sharp pain in tummy especially when I stand from a sitting position or lay down. I feel like my insides or being torn apart. I go back to my doctor on June 13th for my 2 week visit. I called for more pain meds and told them that I was having a lot of pain but, there seemed to be no concern. I am trying so hard to try to figure out is this normal and will it go away. After having read so many of the comments listed here, I am now more concerned than ever. God help me if this pain stays. I can’t imagine going through another surgery, I just don’t know how I could manage to survive yet more pain than I am already in. I don’t know anything about my mesh, I don’t know if this pain is due to the mesh. I am not making any claims that my physician didn’t have my best interest at heart. I actually feel that I have a wonderful doctor. I am just concerned that something outside of me or my doctors control has happened. I may have not done anything here for anyone else but, I somehow gained comfort in knowing that all this pain is NOT just in my head, I am not alone. I pray for all of you, I pray that God will heal your body and bring you comfort. Thank You~

    Posted on June 8, 2012 at 10:34 am

  • Jennifer says:

    I had surgery for a hernia back in july 2002 done with the mesh, I have no idea on brand, with no problems at all. So when I found out I had another one on the other side in January 2007 I was’nt worried at all. To my surprise this was the worst experience ever first of all it looks as though I still have the hernia because there is a huge lump in my pelvic area, and the whole area around the lump including my upper thigh is numb all the time I cannot touch this area at all. The pain is still there. I’m not sure where to turn for help. My quality of life suffers because of this, I have to watch closely how I move around and playing with my daughter does not come easy. I would love to feel normal again.

    Posted on June 15, 2012 at 4:41 pm

  • Kay says:

    I had a left inguinal hernia repaired in June 2011 by laproscopic surgery and mesh was used in the repair. After the surgery I experienced fevers and pain all the time. I returned to the doctor, Clark Gerhart, and he said another surgery was necessary to remove the mesh–this time an open reduction surgery. After the second surgery in OCTober 2011, I had severe pain almost all the time. I have had physical therapy, pain management and all sorts of tests and trials. The doctor finally told me he “may have cut the ilio-inguinal nerve”. What a mess—I have pain all the time. The only relief I get from the pain is when I lie down on the couch or in bed.I now have an appointment with a doctor at North Penn Hernia Institute i Lansdale, Pa on July 25th. Wish me luck!!!This has ruined my life for the past year!

    Posted on July 16, 2012 at 12:16 am

  • Kathy says:

    I too had a bladder sling and am having serious pain and incontenence. I felt something pull away and drop but nothing is showing up on the tests. I have had a proctogram, CT, X-RAY and colon oscopy. I am going for a CT colon Oscopy next week.

    I have serious incontenence and if they don’t show up on the tests I am going for a Nuculear Medcial blood test of some sort. That should see if I am infected and inflamed. But otherwise in Canada I am hooped. Any other test ideas to find this?

    Posted on August 10, 2012 at 12:27 am

  • brenda says:

    I had my third hernia srgery 5yrs. ago. icame out of the hospital with my vagina and all across there hurtin. yes they put mesh in but it wsn’t the mesh.i still can’t have a bowel movement and incognence and a lot of pain i have been to apin clinics, had shot all over down there. i have had another hernia surgery since. but that ws the only one that messed me up . i have had nerves cut i have lost 100 lbs. t and that dr. cut two of the wrong nerves. i am going to try one more dr. i have a knot that comes up when i eat now too.

    Posted on October 6, 2012 at 2:38 pm

  • jackie says:

    i had umbilical hernia back in 2008. well first i had to have my gallbladder taking out. both times it was emergery surgery. well this is my story in november 08 i had to have umbilical hernia surgery. and two weeks after the sugery i was laying on my couch and pink blood started coming out of my bellybutton and then green slime was coming out . i was scared to death i got up and called the doctor who did the surgery and he told his nurses to tell me not to go to the hospital come stright to his office. and after i got of the phone with them the doc had them call me about 4 or 5 more times to not go to the hospital he told them to tell me that it wouldnt cost me to much to go there. well i trusted him so i went to the office and that was the worst thing i could of done. when i went in to see him he ask me now what kind of sergery did i do on you. his nurse had to tell him. what kind he did he maid jokes about the green stuff that was coming out of my bellybutton he took the stiches out of my belly cleaned it and didnt even give me anything for the infection.and sent me home and he dont work there no more its like he dont want to be found. im so mad i want my life back.i cant do anything that i used to do i have not been back to work for 6 mo now and i dont think im ever going to be able.this has messed my life up im on zanex now and antidepressant . i have been in pain and cant breath cant set or stand very long cant bend over feels like something is stabing in on the insides and numb. why dont they care about us. god bless us all….

    Posted on October 30, 2012 at 3:42 pm

  • Robbins says:

    In 2007 doctor used “CAT GUT” to repair my umbilical hernia, & i have had “HORRENDOUS” stomach pain ever since. When i have questioned the Doc. about this pain, he just avoids it?

    Posted on December 4, 2012 at 7:40 pm

  • staci says:

    i had a mesh inserted for a hernia repair in January 2005. Recently I have been having a series of issues mostly with that side. swelling, bowel issues, severe cramping on occasion. I have had fevers and felt sick off and on but no sure that would be related. Ive been back to the same hospital where the repair was done and everytime I mention the mesh my concerns are just brushed off.

    Posted on December 26, 2012 at 11:37 pm

  • Kim says:

    I had hernia surgery in 07 I have been in and out of the hospital and many doctors since nov for every diagnosis from appendix to colitis to ovarian cysts ect . My hernia surgeon told me I heed hip surgery and my hospital has never had a single mesh recall, but I just pulled them all up on line. I am in pain!!!!! I am exhausting my insurance and my patience ! How do I find out what is going on with my body ??

    Posted on February 3, 2013 at 1:38 am

  • Paul says:

    Had inguinal hernia surgery in 1983 where Dr. said she had a problem during surgery and had to install mesh and transfuse 2 units of blood (I assumed she cut an artery). Had great pain for several weeks after surgery and chronic pain and discomfort for at least 2 years after the surgery. By 1985 or ’86 I was experiencing terrible allergies and muscle, joint and fascia pain and discomfort that was later diagnosed as fibromyalgia – which continues to this day. I always felt a connection between the chronic pain and the surgery but assumed it was from the transfused blood. Now I am connecting the dots and think it might be due to the mesh. I wonder if I can find out what kind of mesh was used then? and whether others might suffer fibromyalgia from surgeries where mesh was used?

    Posted on February 23, 2013 at 12:30 am

  • angelo says:

    i had inguinal hernia in march 2009 i had a 3×5 surgio pro mesh patch inserted in my right side i had to have 2 nerve blocks both were unsucessful this left me with sharp pains that came at any time the pain is so bad that i have to lay in a fetal position with a pillow between my legs i can no longer wear any clothes but sweatpants after 3 years i was deemed completely disabled and i am now living on ssd, iam now 58 years old and on pain medication , i never had to take a pill in my life i have never recovered from the surgery when i had the nerve blocks i was told that there was so much scar tissue growing around my nerve that it would be like looking for a needle in a haystack to even find the nerve i was also told that if i had the patch removed ithat it most likely would result in removing my bowel and would have to wear a bag on my side for the rest of my lifei live in misery everyday does any other men have this problem/ after having this same type of surgery also is there any recalls on this surgiopro patch?

    Posted on February 28, 2013 at 10:52 am

  • nicole says:

    my husband had hernia surgery on his right teatical with the mesh implant. he has been having problems for the past several years with pains in his growing area. we are now unable to concieve a child and have been tryin for over a year. I have been checked and have had 3 previous. pregnancys. has anyone else had problems ttc after having the mesh implant due to hernia in testicals?

    Posted on February 28, 2013 at 4:29 pm

  • Rob says:

    Does anyone know if there has been problems with Gore Tex Duo Mesh? I had a kidney transplant in November of 2008 and immediately developed an incisional hernia that had to be repaired and I have the surgical records and Gore Tex Duo mesh was what they used. I have developed a slight bulge at the middle of the incision and some days. I always have discomfort but some days have the burning ripping pain that others describe so bad I can hardly do anything. A couple of years ago I went to a surgeon who ordered a CT and said there was “no problem” with the mesh and even showed me the pics of where it was.

    Posted on February 28, 2013 at 10:58 pm

  • james says:

    Yes i had bi-lateral hernia repair in 2005,about 3 to 4 months later i started having pain in my pelvic area,dr’s told me it was just an minor infection,but all lab work comes back clean.For the past 7.5 years i’ve been to many dr’s,no one can give me any help.i now have been going to pmc to help with pain,but was told that they could only give me 40% relief.I had the sepro mesh put in me,sorry i can’t give you more help,but if your suffering the way i am let’s help each other and find some answers.I’ve lost a whole lot because of this problem,Sincerly james

    Posted on March 25, 2013 at 1:41 am

  • Jill says:

    Does anyone know if there has been any issue with Ventralex Mesh? I had an umbilical hernial repaired in 2010. After 2 births 11 months apart. Since then I have been diagnosed with a BUNCH of auto-immune issues including a pre-diabetic state. I am very athletic, 5’3″ and 105lbs. Diabetes (or any auto-immune issue) does not run in my family. I am horrified that this might all be related to the mesh. And I am terrified that no one will remove the mesh as there is no “more obvious issue” going on.

    Posted on May 7, 2013 at 11:51 am

  • Levi says:

    I had a bilateral hernia repair about 5 weeks ago and the past 2 weeks have been bad. I had about 1-1.5 weeks of feeling no pain; then two weeks ago I was having a lot of testicular pain with a bit of pain in my lower right abdomen; the testicular pain is gone but the abdominal pain has at times become very intense; and the last 3 days I have been having a gut wrenching pain throughout my stomach (all lower abdominal) on top of the lower right abdominal pain that’s quite intense; and as of this morning I have passed bowel about 10x in a few hours and in one case there was about a teaspoon of blood. Contacted surgeon and I’m seeing him tomorrow- I’m missing work without pay and I’m in a lot of pain and obviously this isn’t good….

    Posted on July 8, 2013 at 10:24 am

  • David says:

    I have proline messaging me after 5 surgeries I’ve been going through pain 46 years doctors are annoying me I keep telling them that this message is poking me you like fiberglass my whole stomach is cut from my waistline to my ribs don’t get sleep I’m on medication they won’t take it out I wanna lawyer proline mash please

    Posted on August 14, 2013 at 3:31 pm

  • Lewis says:

    I am 49 year old male, have had left and right inguinal hernia repairs with mesh 5 months apart…got letter saying something about dr now changing the mesh he uses …didn’t question it ..dumb on my part I guess…so right side has one type mesh left has new type…this has all been over the last 12 months …been having pain lately , went to my Dr he checked me ordered sonogram ..results says evidence of a recurrent hernia on right with what believed to be bowel superficially demonstrated….went back to my surgeon with these results explaining pain I’m having….he felt under testicle said I don’t feel anything…take an Advil if pain persists..I literally said to him ” what are you going to tell me next not to bend down …he said he would rather not have to go in and mess with the mesh he put in…Wtf !!!!!!!

    Posted on August 16, 2013 at 1:58 pm

  • miguel says:

    i did have the mesh sergury around 1996 in austin t x now i have problems in my bowes a stron pain in my righte side by the testicels how i know that is the wrong mesh

    Posted on August 19, 2013 at 4:37 am

  • jon says:

    I had right inguinal hernia repair twice. last one ten months ago .For the past three days pain in stomach, weakness,and frequent bowel movements. This cycle of pain happens once a month and lasts three days.I believe my first surgery had a defective mesh,and possibly this one also.

    Posted on November 1, 2013 at 12:27 pm

  • Sue says:

    I had right side Inguinal Hernia surgery on June 10, 2010. The doctor used Atrium Pro-Loop Mesh and Plug. I have been in SEVERE pain ever since!!! Anyone out there also have pain after Atrium Pro-loop mesh and plug used???

    Posted on November 8, 2013 at 9:15 am

  • steve says:

    I’ve had 5 ventral hernia repairs, the last in 2005. I was recently told that i need another surgery due to my bowels are protruding through the mesh. Alot of my problems are excessive scar tissue .what can i do about that.

    Posted on November 28, 2013 at 8:01 pm

  • leonard says:

    I was in a wreck back in 2010 and had my spleen removed and was cut big more than 9 inches and it did not heal correct so I have to have a mesh put in with abdominal reconstruction,component separation, an close up large hernia it didn’t go right and had another one done in may of this year and is not right can hear it weird so mound as if they just left first mesh and put more over it and I’m now running fever and not well only trouble I have is where that’s at.

    Posted on December 14, 2013 at 1:36 pm

  • Becki says:

    It seems that most of the people that have experienced problems due to the mesh have been closer to their hernia repair dates than me. I had a small hernia in 2005 which I was told they had to insert mesh since I had a hysterectomy and gastric bypass in 2002 and 2003. Just recently I have started experiencing a ripping/tearing feeling in my abdomen. I was just found to have squamous cell carcinoma on my abdomen around my navel. The tearing feeling was slightly below that area so I thought it may have been due to the squamous cell carcinoma. I just had that excised last week and now I am experiencing more ripping/tearing (like being pulled over barbwire) above my navel. Could this be due to the mesh this far post hernia repair?

    Posted on December 20, 2013 at 12:59 pm

  • mary says:

    after hearing so much about hernia, i refuse to have one. i had diverticulosis and was told that i had a abdominal hernia one doctor said it was a ventral hernia,so i do not know which one it is my mother had mesh twice and the last one kill her so i will not be having mesh i attain this hernia after my surgery no thank. am planing on getting a lawyer

    Posted on February 17, 2014 at 5:20 pm

  • Jesse says:

    I had an umbilical hernia repair April 2014 since the surgery I’ve had hot flashes at nite cold sweats, burning pain in my bellybutton. Constantly burping especially at nite, I don’t sleep well.My appetite has changed I can’t take in a lot of fluids. Since the surgery I feel my stomach has shrunk and don’t have normal bowl movements.My surgeon days it’s probably an intestinal issue, but I was fine before Surgery I could eat as much as I wanted or drink. I am 37 127 lbs now before surgery I was 135lbs. I believe most of the weight was muscle. I Feel weak at the core just depressing to know I felt better before surgery.

    Posted on June 3, 2014 at 1:36 pm

  • Jesse says:

    I had an umbilical hernia repair April 2014 since the surgery I’ve had hot flashes at nite cold sweats, burning pain in my bellybutton. Constantly burping especially at nite, I don’t sleep well.My appetite has changed I can’t take in a lot of fluids. Since the surgery I feel my stomach has shrunk and don’t have normal bowl movements.My surgeon days it’s probably an intestinal issue, but I was fine before Surgery I could eat as much as I wanted or drink. I am 37 127 lbs now before surgery I was 135lbs. I believe most of the weight was muscle. I Feel weak at the core just depressing to know I felt better before surgery.

    Posted on June 3, 2014 at 1:38 pm

  • robert says:

    I had mesh put in my left and right side just above my growing had my right one in 2012 and my left one in 2013 after my last one had to stop working. I had pain all the time when picking stuff up. I worked on 18 wheelers so it was just to much. if I push on the cut it hurt sometimes if I push on it once a month stuff comes out of it called doctor to make app to see him he was gone the said the would call me back never did so I need help to now what I need to do

    Posted on July 6, 2014 at 1:14 pm

  • B. Reddoch says:

    I have also had problems with abdominal hernia surgery. My stomach has a hole the size of a softball that won’t heal. And yes I have mesh in my stomach. They are saying I will have to have to have 3 more surgeries.

    Posted on July 27, 2014 at 8:43 pm

  • Henry.R says:

    I had a hernia in my abdomen,went to have a surgery in october of 2010,first i had a lapriscopic surgery,I went home my abdomen started bleeding had to go back for a second surgery they cut me open then I had a third surgery so they can put a drain tube now till this day my abdomen has a mesh its painful to do normal daily activities,my stomach is the size of a softball or a little bigger than a softball.

    Posted on August 7, 2014 at 2:46 pm

  • Juanell says:

    I am experiencing almost all of the above symptoms,and Lifecell was the manufacturer of my abdominal mesh my surgery was in September 2011,and I am experiencing pain in my abdominal area everyday,looking to see if lifecell is negligent

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 6:16 pm

  • Renee says:

    Had mesh put in for 3 hernias at once in January of 2014. Pain was almost immediate. Pulling pain. In June 2014 doctor went in and cut out granuloma and neuromas. Now August and pain is back in 2 spots now. I have a feeling I am rejecting the mesh. Thing is, during this time I have developed severe arthritis like pain in knees wrists and hands, now back and neck to the point it hurts to climb stairs and hurts to go to work all day. I read a correlation between mesh rejection and autoimmune diseases like RA. would this be on my bodies reaction or mesh company related?

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 4:36 pm

  • cynthia says:

    i had surgery in 2012 sense than i have had 6 or 7 operations because the mesh they put in was infected now i live with pain all the time i can’t work i can’t hardly do anthing like i use to the name of the mesh Gore Tex iI have had so many problems

    Posted on December 26, 2014 at 10:20 pm

  • Christina says:

    I had umbilical hernia repair march 2010 mesh was used for months/years constant pain, each trip back the surgeon had something else being the problem, I’ve had sutures removed and replaced still have sutures that u can see at the surface that literally feel like they r ripping my stomach apart, kept going to the same surgeon who done my surgery couldn’t get direct answers.. Scared of being cut again I get a new surgeon to look at me but appearntly from the same building and being at the same collages didn’t help he sent me for an ultra sound ended up getting side tracked by a cyst on my liver which lead to more test for something I could care less about, I’m in pain want answers and getting the run round, go to a diff hospital to be told I have chronic nerve damage and will forever be in pain and nothing they can do….. Is there any suggestions to get answers why so many years later my children can’t hug mommy cause her stomach hurts to much

    Posted on January 16, 2015 at 2:52 pm

  • christina says:

    i need advice on how to get the doctors to listen.. i had open umbilical hernia repair march of 2010, here it is 2015 still have pains for years i went to the doc over it, diffrent excuses every time. ive had sutures taken out and one put back that i know of, my last visit bout a year or more ago they sent me for an ultrasound ended up getting side tracked by a cyst on my liver leading to more test and never returning to my main problem, best i get from them is nerve damage from surgery and will constantly always be in pain.. can someone plz tell me what i can do to make these doctors do something bout the pain….do i need to contact a lawyer.

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 11:10 am

  • Robert says:

    Starting in early 2005 #1 Had hernia repair With just surges which fell all apart. April 2007 #2 hernia repair with some kind of living mesh Told me like some kind of pork skin .Which blow out in 4 months” #3 October 2007 repair with that so called plastic ring seeing Doctors right now for a#4 repair> I do have all the hospital records and the right names of the mesh that where used in the repairs I didn’t known that there is recall on some of the mesh Never have herd any thing from the medical group that perform the three repairs I’ve been trying to get copy’s of the repairs since 4/2013 for my retirement. So I finely look on the internet and here I am

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 7:59 am

  • Barbara says:

    I am wondering why Paretex mesh is not considered by a lot of law firms as a mesh that they do not deal with. My symptoms are no different then that of any other patient with any other kind of mesh. Prior to having ventral hernia repair I was a person who worked out 3 times a week, and now I am lucky to be able to sleep. I do not take pain meds, and cannot now because these types of meds cause the same issues I am trying to find relief from can be caused by these meds. I think if you google, or even go on to the FDA website you will see the warnings that Paretex mesh have. I have had to look high and low for a doc that could help me and you would not believe the doctor I found. First I had the repair done in 2010, at Emory, and 3 months after having the mesh put in I began to feel a lot of pain. During that time I had changed my insurance, and had to see another surgeon, and after doing a CT scan which is not really a scan that tells you any thing about the issues, I now this from being a Health Care Admin. From that point on things got bad for me health wise. No longer able to workout, and now I have serious injuries that I need to take care of asap. So the doc I found is in Daytona now, but he was a former Emory Head of General Surgery, but in 2009 when the powers to be changed at Emory and wanted to go back to the old ways of doing hernia repairs, that caused the doctor in Daytona to resign because they went back to the old way of doing hernia repairs. So I know that the old way was not the way for me, and now I am not able nor allowed to do normal things I use to do. So he resigned in 2009 because he did not feel it was ethical to continue doing hernia repairs the way they use to…So I hate calling attorneys when they announce that they handle hernia repairs, but only a certain, and you have to call over and over again, because I have a hernia mesh that they don’t handle but should reconsider, mesh is mesh, and mesh related problems are not just one type of mesh. I have done a lot of research on my mesh, and I know enough that the mesh I have is no different then other, it is just that there is no attorneys with the fortitude to take a chance. I am watching and at some point there will be a recall, which according to the FDA the Paretex mesh I have already has a warning, and one is death…not something I am willing to let go…..

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 9:46 am

  • Jennifer says:

    My husband had the surgery nov.2011 had to change jobs because of loosing the feeling from hip to knee severe pain stomach infections and bowel problems this did not start till after titanium clips and kevlar mesh surgery was done.

    Posted on March 9, 2015 at 12:09 am

  • hollie says:

    My husband had a mesh taken out some time ago. It was a prolene mesh. Now he had another one put in in 2013. Its causing him everyday pain.. I’m sure its called the Marlex. You guys refused his case already. He’s in constant pain everyday. He’s in the hospital many times a week because the pain meds do not help. I pray you will listen and help him. He’s angry. He’s also a man of God. It’s going to kill him if he doesn’t get this out!! You refuse to help him because it’s still in him!!!!

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 7:58 am

  • jaie says:

    I had mesh for hernia I had recently had my stomach cut into moon for weight loss and n ow pandectamy over 10 pounds of skin taken off now my bowels are irregular I have stomach pains of wanting to throw up. Dirreaha like water nothing is helping the pain my regular doctor told me go home and have a healthy bowel movement. Wtf, I asked my surgeon if it would hurt it he promised me no now I am having pain.

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 1:43 am

  • Bill L says:

    Hello, i am a 22 year old male. I had my 2nd hernia repair in september of last year. Left inguinal, laproscopic mesh repair. I felt great after the recovery period(which was terrible) . For the last 3 months i’ve had a constant, sharp, stabbing pain. I see my doctor tomorrow, when i followed up with the surgeon (who retired a week after my surgery) he said it was good and the pain will pass. Day by day, the pain gets worse. The scars do not look good, they are almost dead looking. This is impacting my life horribly and sometimes it makes me think extremely irrationally. I need help.

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 6:05 pm

  • Ken says:

    Sorry I could not have read this sooner. Rick, you need to be taken out and horse whipped! You know nothing of the pain these people have dealt with! Yes, there are money chasers in this world, but there are also idiots like you who can diagnose, long distance, every case, and play doctor, lawyer, mind reader, diagnostician, and God, in each and every case.
    I pray to God you’re not married! God help the poor soul who has to live with a selfish ass like you! In this world there are always people like you who can tell everybody what they need to do. Wake up fool! One day you will have your own pain! While you’re writhing in it, I hope the doctor walks in and says, “quit your whining!” You callous piece of humanity! You will one day be begging that God will have mercy on your cold, callous, soul!

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 3:54 pm

  • Sunny says:

    You need to get a grip idiot.I happened to be very thin with my first hernia repair.Always had been.I got mine from working a heavy lifting job after spinal and head injuries went undiagnosised.They were to busy trying to treat me for someone elses medical problems.Its called medical ID theft.I hope it happens to you and every one like you.Think you have pain now wait till they finish.It will teach you a lesson you desperately need to learn.Chiefly not to be a know it all.

    Posted on May 1, 2015 at 1:02 pm

  • Barbara says:

    I had hernia repair surgery in 2010, and have a Parietex Mesh. I also have the same symptoms as any other person, with hernia mesh complication, and the same mesh used in trans vaginal, or bladder sling mesh, which some are made of the same mesh I have inside of me. I have had problems for a while, and never knew until a colonoscopy done in November 2015. I have questions since I have not seen any legal information on this type of mesh, only in the trans vaginal, and bladder sling mesh. In my mind if the mesh is faulty in one type of use, then it is faulty in any other use. I know the FDA has made a warning about the mesh being defective, causing complication, and some cases serious death. I have adhesion that are wrapping around my colon, my belly is distended, I am always sick to my stomach, and my Gastroenterologist reluctantly admitted that I need to have the mesh removed. I found a doctor in Daytona that removes mesh, and will fix them without putting mesh in. I even got a good review from a patient in waiting room of his office. He is having to do a major surgery to remove scar tissue, repair colon at the twist. I am glad to know what is going on with me, but I am paying a high price on my life with having the mesh in me.

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 10:28 am

  • hessey says:

    I had a left hernia in 2010 and am unable to have any grasping or pressure put on my left hip. Could this be a causefrom hernia gone bad? Also in the area of scare gets extremely hot.

    Posted on June 24, 2015 at 4:10 pm

  • frank says:

    2002 ventral hernia repair laparoscopic ,ended up open surgery due to puncture to lower intestine.mesh put in ,first.day at home pain pain,two weeks went to.see surgeon tells me healing just fine.in the meantime infection has started and.for three years open wound.drain seeping blood,puss and fowl smell.okay in 2005 had surgery to.close open wound drain ,now in those three years not one primary care or head residence surgeon saw nothing wrong.after 2005 more sutures removed,2014 ,4 hours of surgery,surgeon tells me surgery very intense and emotional.also told because puncture to intestine had to open me up no mesh should of been used alone ,surgeon says some protective lining should of been used for added.protection.Have asked what kind of mesh ,brand.,lot number ,item.number where it came.from,and it is not in my surgical medical.report.my surgery was.done.at tucson.az veterans hospital,and in my 2014 surgical medical.report surgeon questions wisdom.of 2002.for.three years suffered.,different.narcotics meds which did not help,in the.past and now 2015 at times my gut feels like it is being ripped apart,sharp bee stings continue.all this misery that I had and have to live with it.Is unfair.to be lied to,and not use better judgement in diagnosing problems in the beginning .even.my own primary care physician told me.doctors,and surgeons do make mistakes,but under there oath under medical.field.they do have an oath on honesty.my statement.Is that someday,,some year all in medical.field will be caught .as a veteran I took an oath and honored my oath in many ways.in harm’s way ,because of my oath as being a.soldier.once.remembering at one time.I had a name in the military,now discharged no name ,just a claim number.

    Posted on June 30, 2015 at 10:16 am

  • Amc says:

    You are an ass who shows ignorance by making unfounded assumptions.

    Posted on July 19, 2015 at 1:44 am

  • Lynaia says:

    I have been reading threw this blog and just finished reading your comment to the people with the legitimate medical concern and pain. I feel the need to reply to your comment. For starters I don’t see anyone on here asking how much money they can get or if they can get any at all. I do see people concerned if the mesh that was recalled could be The mesh that is in them and the cause of the pain and problems they are experiencing. What you said was not only out of line but rude and totally uncalled for. You have no idea if any of these people are obese and for you to state that was just down right rude and hurtful. I have had the hernia repair surgery ans my hurnias were not caused by my weight I weigh 110 pounds soaking wet. My hurnias were caused by laparoscopic surgery. I was told after the hurnias were found that they were the downside of that type of surgery. I feel that you made this comment just to be hateful and you were obviously not taught that if you can’t say anything nice don’t say anything at all. I am pretty sure however you were taught not to talk with you mouth ful so don us all a favor and fill your pie hole full of Twinkies and shut the hell up. Thank you and have a nice day

    Posted on August 12, 2015 at 1:29 pm

  • tom says:

    if a ct scan wont show the issues can you tell me what would please

    Posted on August 18, 2015 at 6:07 pm

  • michaela says:

    Had a hernia at belly button first surgery no mesh was doing cemo for breast cancer and doc didn’t put in was afraid to that was in 2006 I think then in 2011 it came back out same place so doc went back in Feb 2012 this time he put mesh in don’t know what kind but I had had a kidney stone in 2013 and was told my hernia was back out I keep having uti and don’t know could this be problem

    Posted on August 22, 2015 at 12:11 pm

  • John says:

    Dear Robert,
    I had hernia surgery on the day before Thanksgiving 1995.
    I was employed by the State of Oklahoma as a Tax Auditor
    at the time and my insurance was the best money could buy.
    My salary was less than I would have liked but my insurance more than made up for it.

    To make a long story short I have never had any problems with my mesh at all.
    My doctor was more interested in what I did for a living
    Perhaps he took better attention to detail in the surgery!
    My grandfather was in the oil business with a doctor who quit practicing medicine and told me “Son stay away from doctors”.

    Posted on August 24, 2015 at 1:31 pm

  • frank says:

    I hope it’s not I.who you are.calling an ass.surgery of 2002 went wrong ,surgery laparoscopic ended up puncturing lower intestine.I have ask and receive surgery medicals for 8/12/2002
    ,there is no mention of model number,brand name or lot number or where it came.from.my body told b.b me.something is wrong,feistus was.causing infection.and.cutting through mesh.four times surgery to.take.sutures.that were causing problem .tucson.az.veterans surgeon quote by surgeon of 2014 ,in surgery medical report questions the wisdom.of surgery of 2002 also states remark what was surgeon.of 2002 thinking of.three years of open wound drain ,three years of puss,blood and stick substance seeping out,I ask why and in those three years from 2002to2005 not one specializing in medicine.could.ever give an.answer.

    Posted on October 19, 2015 at 2:25 pm

  • Richard says:

    I recieved surgery in April of 2015. I’ve had pain on and off ever since. This last couple weeks I have been in a ton of constant pain. All the doctors are saying that the CT scans are clear and everything looks fine, but I’m in pain. I cannot get the brand from the doctors office no matter how many times I ask. I would like some help in getting this fixed.

    Posted on November 22, 2015 at 7:50 pm

  • James says:

    I had surgery in 2005 they put in a large mesh I still have pain and bruising on my abdomen to this day

    Posted on December 5, 2015 at 10:18 pm

  • Angeline says:

    I am sorry , but I REALLY wanted to let the Rick guy he is an idiot ! I totally agree with the other person ! However , my husband is dying of pancreatic cancer that has mestiszed to his liver.I have to wonder if the mesh did have anything to do with it ! He was NOT obese , we really didn’t have a bad doctor either ! I just wondered if it could in fact have caused the cancer ? I guess I just am trying to understand ,even if there’s never going to be an answer , for you know closure ,maybe I could at least eliminate the thought . Thanks in advance for your time !

    Posted on December 7, 2015 at 3:02 pm

  • victor says:

    I.m going into today.to find out if the sauna gram I had.says I have to have surgery again.I had surgery for two inguinos.and one umbilical, July of 2015.was There something done wrong in the beginning .

    Posted on January 8, 2016 at 12:47 pm

  • beverley says:

    hi, i had a umbilical hernia repair with mesh in march 2015, also had recurrent hernia repair in november 2015, 8 weeks later i am experiencing very bad pains, struggling to sleep, I am working but only just as cannot afford to be off again, are they still using the same meshing in todays operations and should i be concerned, my consultant is arranging another CT scan to see whats going on.

    Posted on January 15, 2016 at 5:58 am

  • Rupak says:

    My father had an hernia operation 7days ago.now today some bad blood come from the surgery place.why this happen? Is this harmful?pls send ans of my question.

    Posted on February 8, 2016 at 12:08 pm

  • Deena says:

    I had hernia surgery back in Jan of 2016. Ever since then I have had this strange smell coming from my nose.no Dr can expand why.plus’s a high heart rate.like I said this has appeared since my surgery.could this be the mesh?please help this is driving me crazy.

    Posted on April 24, 2016 at 10:33 am

  • Tamara says:

    My husband just had hernia surgery earlier this year and has had diarrhea for the last few months. We would like to have an answer.

    Posted on June 29, 2016 at 11:43 pm

  • Marina says:

    May have everyone beat for longevity/suffering from Marlex Mesh implant. Mine was for the rare Obturator Hernia. All these years have been told, from EMGs, nerve conduction studies, etc. that the surgery injured the sciatic and obturator nerves. With increasing pain last few years, and especially now, am told the injury is with the mesh and clips. Pain Specialist says he cannot help. Nerve blocks have not been effective, nor different meds. At my wit’s end, as the pain has now spread and I have no idea what is going on inside of me.

    Posted on July 1, 2016 at 5:20 pm

  • mindt says:

    I just had surgery two weeks ago ventralventral hernia surgery and I got my drain taken out two days ago I have really really bad fevers in pain in my abdominal and pain shooting up to my chest and I can’t get warm I’m shivering I have had constipation like crazy and my doctor said that he thinks it should be fine does anybody think I need to go to the hospital and get it checked

    Posted on September 13, 2016 at 10:56 pm

  • Petra says:

    I had a Haital hernia repair on the 24th of August of 2016. I’m now going back in to surgery again do to bleeding inside. I don’t know what to do or say. I’m constantly in pain, I take percaset 10mg every 4/6hours. I’ve had 3 surgeries this year now this will be my fourth one. All this started after having a gastric bypass in 2014. I’m now severe anemic and had hypoglycemia that now turned into diabetes. Had 12 blood transfusions since October 2015. Weekly iron infusions. Any advice on what should I do. Please help.

    Posted on September 19, 2016 at 1:06 pm

  • John says:

    I had three hernias repaired after a rotor tiller accident at a horse ranch. They put in both a plug and mesh over each breach. I was told this is a major surgery any hernia surgery is and that you will feel things from time to time its par for the course. So I don’t go in after any flair ups. I do have on both groin areas where it meets my legs a soft red area from time to time that emit fluid that smells strong. but I live with cause i know they did the best they could. When I do an exercise regiment it seems to not happens as often.

    Posted on October 25, 2016 at 10:16 pm

  • Macharanda says:

    I would like to know how far will the lawsuit go back?

    Posted on October 26, 2016 at 10:21 am

  • Shon says:

    What did the attorney say about your case, I had the same thing happen to me, but blood is in my urine, they say from a kidney stone. I think it’s from the drainage bag incision from a year ago.

    Posted on November 30, 2016 at 4:58 pm

  • Eulisica says:

    I also would like to know how far the lawsuit will go back. In 2011 my mom had a hernia repaired during her gastric bypass surgery. The surgery went well but she ended up with a fever and not feeling so good about a week later. After her Dr. informed me to take her straight to the ER we’re told she had to have emergency surgery due to a reaction to the mesh that was used. My mom ended up in ICU she had gangrene in her stomach from the mesh and they had to cut it out. My mom went through a lot from this, depression,kidney failure and bed sores from not being able to move around, I took a leave of absence from work when they sent her to a woumd care center in Fort Worth,TX. The look on the nurses & Dr.’s faces at the wound care in Waco,Tx & Forth Worth expresses that they didn’t expect her to live through it. Nurses would come when we were there to see the wound just because they had never saw a wound so large. They used the wound vac which is amazing once you get past the large hole in the stomach area. We spent lot of time praying to help with the depression and keep her spirit up so she would be motivated to do her physical therapy. My mom is an amazing woman, she ended up with dementia which I’m sure has something to do with all of which happened due to her taking a test a few montha before and scoring a 100 which I thought was a simple test but scored a 30 after going through all that happened. Happily to say my is still alive she doesn’t remember what day it is or who’s she talk to bit ahe can still cook for herself and remember our names… The ER told us if we had waited another day to bring her in she would’ve died.

    Posted on December 6, 2016 at 10:28 pm

  • Chris says:

    I had mesh done Dec 18 2015, and the week of Christmas I had to be put in hospital for a week with a bowel obstruction, I now have mild pain in my belly,

    Posted on December 13, 2016 at 8:27 pm

  • Chris says:

    I had surgery in june 2016 and ever since then I have had problems after my surgery

    Posted on December 18, 2016 at 9:31 pm

  • alfred says:

    went for hiatal hernia surgery in 2009, surgery seemed to go well, then in 2010 I developed a surgical hernia, same surgeon operated again this time putting in a mesh screen, been in pain ever since, learned that haital hernia is back , went to another surgeon, was told if I were his Dad he would not advise doing surgery, it doesn’t work, can you believe that, Im wondering if my pain is from the mesh or returning Hernia, very depressed, Al

    Posted on January 29, 2017 at 5:52 pm

  • Carrie says:

    Wow lil Ricky..such a big boy trying to hurt others feelings. Hope that made you feel better. You do realize something called mal practice? It’s there for a reason. Kinda like insurance..when you get in a car accident and it’s the other persons fault. But I’m sure you would probably just tell that person no,don’t worry bout it everything is ok…I got the bill for all my surgeries and new car and on and on. Yep you sound just like that person…yeah RIGHT!! You are probably first in line at the lawyers office ready to sue. So get off your high horse and realize that a lot of these ppl have suffered enormous pain,lost jobs and maybe worse yet…just want some answers!!

    Posted on February 1, 2017 at 5:16 pm

  • darrel says:

    I was just thinking about the mess screen I have float round in my abdomen causing all kind of pain an swelling not able to go to the bathroom do u think I have a case against the mess screens company the screen was put in in 2012 an the one they took out was infected was very sick now the screen I have there now is loose.

    Posted on February 25, 2017 at 8:17 pm

  • april says:

    i had navel hernia repair with mesh screen put in about 5 years ago, i now stay sensitive most of the time around my navel that sometimes is very painful as well, also i noticed that when it is bothering me i have a sensation to pee even when i don’t have to pee, lower back pain and i can’t stand nothing touching my tummy. i have tried telling my doctor about the pain and sensitive area, i have also went to the emergency room about it, no one will listen, i don’t know how to get them to check it out and it scares me something is wrong in there. i felt good for the first year after having the surgery. not sure of the brand they used.

    Posted on March 23, 2017 at 2:20 pm

  • Alina says:

    Hello Eulisica, my Mom had the hernia mesh, which was removed November 2016. From 2015-2016, my mom lost 100 lbs. The doctors couldn’t find anything wrong. She finally went to a doctor out of town (San Antonio) who did surgery to find the mesh had cause gangrene on her stomach. Half of her stomach was removed and the doctor said she wouldn’t have lived through Christmas if they didn’t find it. Now, I’m seeing all these lawsuits about Hernia Mesh.

    Posted on March 31, 2017 at 6:05 pm

  • Ann says:

    What kind of symptoms did she have or pain

    Posted on April 4, 2017 at 4:54 am

  • Matt says:

    I had hernia mesh repair in November of 2008. I am experiencing a change in bowel habits as well as pain on a daily basis in the abdominal area. I am getting my medical records to find out what kind of mesh was used. Where do I go from here?

    Posted on August 23, 2017 at 1:51 pm

  • Arlene says:

    My husband his first hernia repair and patch implanted in 2010, Strangulated and bowl resection hernia repaired with mesh in 2013, and another strangulated hernia and resection in 2017. The mesh that was used is FlexHD made by Ethicon. All were done in Arkansas at the Surgical Clinic of Central Arkansas.
    Do you think my husband is a candidate for a law suit?

    Posted on August 31, 2017 at 10:31 am

  • Robert says:

    Hi I had lapriscopic repair in 2014 now I’m in alot of adominal pain and pain from scars bowel movements hurt hard to move around can I be entitled to compensation for this

    Posted on September 20, 2017 at 10:24 pm

  • Frank says:

    08/2002 had ventral hernia laparoscopic ending with puncturing lower intestine while in recovery at Tucson az veterans hospital recovery went well.released went home that evening severe spasms in 2002 it is 2017 severe spasms stool continued was told hernia surgery cannot cause spasms.for 6 years had open wound drain seeping spots of blood puss sticky substance and fowl smell for these 6 years no diagnosis on on possible mesh infection.sutures had to be removed then in 2014 4.4hour surgery surgeon tells me surgery very intense and emotional pieces of mesh removed big piece of bandaid covered open surgery had to call nurse another infection from it.bowls are messed up still discomfort continues with around stomach area surgery with bee stings ant bites burning at times intestine feeling like twisted hurts like he’ll make this veteran fold over.mesh infection and yet veterans and bva no decision.last surgeon in 2014 in my medical states I question the wisdom of surgeon of surgeon in 2002.was told that barrier should of been put in between stomach and mesh no barrier.sent letter from another saying surgery of 2002 was not up to standards and would not be also in 2014.no lot number no stock number called prolene mesh also on medical records shows no inventory of medical instruments used.in all the tears from 2002 to 2006 not one practicing medicine in RN LPN NURSE PRACTITIONER even head of residence said or diagnosed possible mesh infection even from the smell not even my own primary care physician for 12 years could help only statement she made was that VA doctors make mistakes but won’t admit was told that possible lay position in recovery could of caused problems but because it’s not in writing or written in medical records can not use . After reading my post does anyone believe I could make up these words posted.17 years have gone by living in discomfort and pain with bowl problems spasms and bee ant burning in surgery area and twisted intestines.

    Posted on September 22, 2017 at 11:09 am

  • Dion says:

    I had mesh put in me without my consent. I went in for a hysterectomy back 2000. I had a tumor on my left ovary bigger than a grapefruit, when I get out of surgery I find out about the mesh. No I didn’t have any hernia then. But I wound up having to have reconstruction bowel surgery thanks to the scare tissue. My bowels was blocked unknown to me, all at once I was throwing up my bowels, stomach being pumped. What’s worse is not knowing what caused it,is I missed my Daughter Graduating in 09. I know what Doctor preformed it,but how to make sure it was on recall. I moved outta the state it was put in me, about 8 months later. I still have different medical issues that seems to be linked to the mesh.

    Posted on October 13, 2017 at 3:01 pm

  • Robert says:

    Worst thing I have ever had done.severe pain,nasuea I’ll feeling all the time.three different hospitals nothing wrong,fourth hospital .mesh rubbing on interior caused a noduel 2 inches big now.cant twist, turning hurts. Costant feeling to throw up.
    Alot of money spent on nasuea drugs.affecting bladder need to urinate frequently.

    Posted on September 4, 2018 at 12:42 am

  • Nick says:

    I had an hernia repair in 2007 and now I have another one in the same place, lower right side of groin. This one seems lower and I will eventually need surgery. Any chance the first surgery was done with a recalled mesh.

    Posted on October 13, 2018 at 7:46 pm

  • Candice says:

    My first abdominal surgery was Oct. 1992 for removal of 40 percent of my stomach. The second surgery was 2003 for bowel revision. The third was December 2004 got infection in the mesh implanted. Since this time I have had stomach pain and issues and another abdominal hernia. Do I qualify for this

    Posted on March 3, 2019 at 9:35 pm

  • Tyson says:

    I had a hernia repair in 2007, I was only 7 years old then. But now 2019 and I am 19. I have been having a lot of medical issues, with kidneys and a lot of other organs, I had intisseption (IDK how to spell that) A few months ago. But it fixed itself I guess, then today at a doctors appointment I was told that it is a possibility that having the mesh put in in 07 could be why I am having all of these ailments. I just want to know what’s going on…I start college in a few months, and I need to be focused on school, and not feeling in pain all the time

    Posted on July 20, 2019 at 12:57 am

  • gloria says:

    in 2009 I had surgery for a large hiatal hernia mesh was used, now for the past 2 years I have been in and out of the emergency room, because my stomach is bulging i look like i am 9 month pregnant, its hard, i feel like a balloon that is going to pop, i have so much pain, i can’t bend over cause of the pain and i cant breath, my back hurts real bad, i regurgitate my food and drinks, i have chest pains, i can’t sleep more than 30 min at a time, its hard for me to take deep breath, some time i can have a little bowl movement sometimes i get diarrhea, most of the time i cant have a bowl movement for 3 & 4 days, sometimes i have a lot of blood that comes out after bowl movement, i am always real tired, i have gerd disease, i am having so many problems, the newest one is with no warning i have to pee so bad that i cant even make it to the rest room, i wont even go out in public cause i am so embarrassed with how big my stomach is, the worst part of all this is none of the doctors in the er room will even take the time to listen to me or run tests, so far 8 out of 10 of them told me to loose weight that the problems were due to being obese, which is the same thing i went through for 4 years prior to surgery,

    Posted on March 5, 2020 at 3:47 pm

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