How hard is it to pull hernia mesh out of place?
After healing, near impossible. Before healing it can slip on your way home from the surgical center. Slippage leads to hernia recurrance, not pain. Most of the cases of hernia mesh pain that I see the mesh has not moved and it is exactly where it was placed. Patients with hernia recurrences after mesh hernia repair have mesh that is not in the proper place. Mesh is too strong to allow a hernia to rupture through it. If you over exerted yourself after a mesh hernia repair and you now are having groin pain but no obvious bulge it is not likely that your hernia recurred. It is more likely that your mesh is causing the pain. Patients with mesh inguinodynia very commonly describe to me a provoking episode of over exertion with the pain starting immediately or a day or two later.