What causes recurrent hernias?
How do I know if my hernia is recurring?
What will be done for me at the clinic?
At first, a detailed history will be collected from you including your entire medical and surgical history. Following this, the recurrent hernia will be examined carefully. Our doctors will also try to establish the cause of the hernia at that point. Ultrasound imaging (or in some cases, CT or MRI) will be required for further evaluation of the extent of the hernia. Since these hernias occur over a site of surgery, they are not purely the prior hernia, but also involve aspects of incisional hernias. All this requires careful evaluation and planning for the subsequent surgery. Apart from the imaging tests, some blood tests will also be prescribed. After evaluating all these parameters, we will have a detailed conversation with you regarding your surgical options.