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Like any surgery, hernia repair surgeries can result in a variety of symptoms — some temporary, some longer-lasting. But if you’ve recently had hernia repair surgery, how long is too long to wait to take action? And what should you do?
If you feel that your symptoms go beyond normal post-surgery effects, here are three things to do:
Document them all to share with your doctor(s). It doesn’t matter whether you prefer to take notes on a pad of paper, or the “Notes” function on your smartphone, or some other method. Write down the time and date of each symptom and describe it as best you can.
Try to do so for at least a week or two; then you can determine if there are any patterns that might help point your treating physicians to an answer.
Make an appointment as soon as possible; many physicians’ offices are very busy, but if you explain that you’re a recent surgery patient, the scheduler should make every effort to get you an appointment sooner rather than later.
When you go to the office, make sure to bring your list of symptoms. You might also want to document what your doctor says and does. Also, it never hurts to bring along a family member or friend as a second set of eyes and ears. They may come up with a question that can help you get some answers.
If you’re dissatisfied with your treatment, you might consider getting a second opinion from another physician.
If you suspect that the hernia mesh device is the cause of your issues, then legal steps might be warranted. Before filing a lawsuit against the device manufacturer that you believe is causing you harm, keep these things in mind: