Chronic abdominal pain after cystectomy and or inguinal hernia repair

Posted by quark @quark, Sat, Feb 8 6:17am

Have had chronic abdominal pain for 5-6 years now, and docs have tried meds, radio freq ablation, sacral plexus injections, local injections, spinal cord stimulator, etc.. Now this one, doctor, wants to try Stim Wave, and anybody have any feedback or info on it? It's relatively new, but I am tired of being a Guinea pig for failures.

So sorry. You have really been through it. Hypnosis is not magic, not the cure all..but can be a powerful treatment for pain. helps the mind "re-process" pain. Good luck in your healing. Jan

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@mesmerizing1

So sorry. You have really been through it. Hypnosis is not magic, not the cure all..but can be a powerful treatment for pain. helps the mind "re-process" pain. Good luck in your healing. Jan

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Thanx for your reply, but unfortunately we cannot afford tapes as we are on a very tight budget. And acupuncture is not covered by Medicare.

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Most likely genitofemoral nerve is entrapped in mesh. Would get ultrasound of inguinal hernia mesh area to see if nerve is "enlarged". A good hernia surgeon can take out the mesh and try again without doing any damage. Now, if you had laparoscopic mesh placement then many will not do it as that would be more technically challenging.

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Most likely genitofemoral nerve is entrapped in mesh. Would get ultrasound of inguinal hernia mesh area to see if nerve is "enlarged". A good hernia surgeon can take out the mesh and try again without doing any damage. Now, if you had laparoscopic mesh placement then many will not do it as that would be more technically challenging.

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It was done laparoscopilly back in April of 2015. I had a cystectomy in February of 2013, and really not sure as to when my pain started, but the oncology urologist and general surgeon both said it would be like opening a swarm of bees, and both said no. The pain is right next to my stoma, and one time they injected me with local and a steroid, under guided ultrasound, but that just made it a bit worse. But thanx anyway.

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