ASIA syndrome has been recognized for many years in association with silicone breast implants. It is now recognized as being caused by polypropylene hernia mesh. Patients with hernia mesh pain also commonly have other symptoms such as fatigue, insomnia, irritable bowel and many others. See table below. These are symptoms of ASIA syndrome. Mesh removal causes improvement of these symptoms in 50% to 70% of patients.
|Difficulty passing urine|
|Enlarged lymph nodes|
|Hair went grey|
|Loss of teeth|
"Milan—Chronic groin pain after hernia surgery is now considered the most important issue facing inguinal hernia surgeons and their patients. Yet, there is still much uncertainty surrounding what causes the pain and how to prevent it." - Victoria Stern, General Surgery News