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Can Hernia Mesh Complications Emerge Years After Surgery?

Since the 1950s, doctors have recommended the use of mesh to support damaged tissue as a hernia heals. Yet based on claims against manufacturers, a number of patients experience complications after hernia mesh surgery, including adhesions, bowel obstruction, chronic pain and infection.

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Dangers and Complications of Hernia Mesh

A hernia occurs when the intestines or another abdominal organ gets pushed out of its normal position. Over the past few decades, surgeons have recommended a piece of mesh to repair these injuries.

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How Common Is Medical Misdiagnosis?

When you feel unexplained pain, develop a chronic cough or notice a lump, you may see a doctor, go to an urgent care center or the emergency room. Despite the severity of your condition, in all cases you expect a medical professional to identify the issue and provide appropriate treatment.

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Complications of Hernia Mesh Rejection

According to the FDA, there are more than one million annual surgeries to correct a hernia and 90 percent of them use a mesh patch. Varying complications occur for nearly one-third of all patients, from localized pain to life-threatening bowel perforations, requiring repair or complete mesh removal.

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FDA Warns About Breast Implants: What You Should Know

In recent years, silicone-based injectables have been discovered to have serious or life-threatening side effects. It may not be surprising that the FDA issued a warning earlier this year about rare but potentially deadly cancer risks for patients with certain types of breast implants.

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