Incisional hernia after transplant: Anyone else?

Posted by btwest6 @btwest6, Dec 26, 2020

Would be interested to hear others experience with incisional hernia after liver transplant. Thank you.

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@jackie421blfdgurl

Hi Rosy..thank y for thinking about me during my second crappy trip to the OR!!!!
How r u? How did your ck up go? Mine went well.dr.keeps an eye on kidneys.they don't like
Tacrolimus..oh well ! I hope all members r doing well….still want to get that bus trip going!!u take care…😁

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@jackie421blfdgurl I’ve been on Tacrolimus for nearly 17 years for pancreas transplant. I also have Chronic Kidney Disease stage 4. Tacrolimus is toxic to kidneys. I have biopsy verified evidence of kidney damage due to Tacrolimus.

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I just realized this thread started a few years back and pertained to incisional hernias after transplant. I had a pancreas transplant in 2005. In 2006 I had an enteric conversion surgery (everything was taken apart, put back together and hooked up differently). In 2011 I noticed a small bulge. My doctor diagnosed an incisional hernia but said it was best not to treat unless it changed in size & shape or became uncomfortable. In 2012 I had a bowel obstruction and I got scared that the pain I was experiencing had something to due with the hernia. I ended up having hernia surgery (2012?) and have piece of surgical mesh where the hernia was.

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@cehunt57

@jackie421blfdgurl I’ve been on Tacrolimus for nearly 17 years for pancreas transplant. I also have Chronic Kidney Disease stage 4. Tacrolimus is toxic to kidneys. I have biopsy verified evidence of kidney damage due to Tacrolimus.

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I am so sorry to hear your news. As I always start out..they can put a man on the moon..why the hell do they make drugs that r toxic to our bodies..take a pill for one then take two more
To counteract the first pill what a bunch of bullshit..I pray for u.

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