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UMBILICAL HERNIA OP.DONE WITH MESH.no pain.3 months later severe

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UMBILICAL HERNIA OP.DONE WITH MESH.no pain.3 months later severe vomiting diaehirria dark brown and green,yellow in colour.extreme pain from low abdomen,high temp.Days later while in hospital emergency surgery.Woke with Colostomy bag.Abcess was found eventually behind pelvice after C T scan.Would like to know if the mesh started anything like infection leading to all this.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.

Mysticdoc :

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Mysticdoc :

Hello,

Mysticdoc :

Thanks for your question.

Mysticdoc :

There is a possibility of the infection from the mesh if it was contaminated during surgery.

Mysticdoc :

However, your symptoms started 3 months later raising the possibility of unrelated bacterial infection.

Mysticdoc :

There is another possibility of intestinal ischemia or reduced blood circulation to the intestine.

Mysticdoc :

This can predispose you to the bacterial infection.

Mysticdoc :

This is possible if there was partial bowel obstruction from the umbilical hernia ( if strangulated).

Mysticdoc :

Best wishes,

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