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Bilateral femoral hernias repaired with mesh 7 years post-RNY.

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My tummy at 5 days (drain and all), at 13 months and then af

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11 hours ago, cinwa said:

Actually, it wasn't that bad - nothing compared to the open breast bone to navel surgery I had 2 years before.

I see that scar as well. Looks like you really had a time of it. Hopefully your health has been well and it was all very well worth it. It seems like a lot of WLS folks end up with hernias from what I have been reading.

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Being overweight increases the strain and pressure on your abdominal muscles and makes them weaker and more prone to developing a hernia.

That's how I entered the world of bariatric surgery.  I was referred by my PCP to a surgeon because of an umbilical hernia that was causing problems.  He was the one to suggest a RNY because if I didn't lose weight and keep it off, the hernia repair was likely to fail.

 

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