The following chart lists 26 symptoms that mesh pain patients associated with their mesh in our second annual mesh pain survey. Patients were selected for mesh removal because of pain and therefore the presence of pain is 100% in this survey. The results of mesh removal is also listed.
|Affected||Improved After Mesh Removal|
|Difficulty passing urine||24%||58%|
|Enlarged lymph nodes||*||*|
* Not surveyed
Mesh causes chronic inflammation which likely is linked to many of these symptoms.
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"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