Have you experienced a Hernia Mesh complication?
Surgical mesh complications can be extremely severe – and even life threatening in some...READ MORE
There are many side effects of hernia surgery with mesh, such as fatigue and pain. There are many other surgical hernia mesh complications, however, that are much more serious. One of the most severe is an infection that can spread throughout the body. If you have had a surgery that involved the use of surgical mesh, mesh patches, or a hernia mesh device, please be alert to the signs an infection may be developing.
Unlike most infections, one that involves surgical mesh or hernia mesh can be extremely difficult to treat. They usually can’t be cured by simply using antibiotics – in many cases, the infected device has to be surgically removed (called mesh revision surgery). This, as you can well imagine, is an extremely painful surgery that will usually lead to an extended hospital stay and sometimes the removal of a significant amount of tissue. But you might be able to avoid major problems if you spot the signs and symptoms at the start of an infection and get to your doctor early enough.