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    Default Hernia repair pain - 6 years post op

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    I recently started wearing a belt during deadlifts, and Iím not sure whether itís a coincidence or not, but Iíve been experiencing a lot of pain in my initial hernia repair. The surgery was over six years ago and other than the occasional sharp pain has been fine.

    Iím just wondering if this is common, I guess I gotta talk to my surgeon but honestly he is pretty shitty. For example, he would not do a bilateral repair since I did not have an active hernia on my other side and when I asked what to do to make sure I donít get another, he replied ďdonít lift anything heavyĒ.

    Just looking to see if anyone else has experienced this, the weight isnít maximal yet as Iím doing nlp, so Iím not sure what the deal is.

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    Did he do a mesh repair?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    Did he do a mesh repair?
    Yes it was a traditional mesh open repair

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    But unilateral. So he could do another one in the future. And bill for it. Great guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    But unilateral. So he could do another one in the future. And bill for it. Great guy.
    I can't help but wonder... Since the ACA requires insurance companies to cover preventive medicine, has there been pressure from insurance companies on providers not to prescribe preventive procedures, like bilateral mesh repairs for a (so far) unilateral problem? Just curious...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    But unilateral. So he could do another one in the future. And bill for it. Great guy.
    My other side went within a couple of months of surgery. It doesnít bother me still so I havenít gotten it fixed yet, but yeah he was a real piece of shit.

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