I had an umbilical hernia repair in August of 2010. I've recently had issues with the mesh pulling and met with a general surgeon as well as plastic surgeon to have this repaired. My frame is small, 5'1, 135 lbs. and I also have diastasis recti from pregnancy. Does RA diagnosis increase issues during surgery or healing after a FTT and hernia repair. I'm not keen on surgery but if I can get both fixed at the same time, I'd like to but I don't want to jeopardize my health for my vanity.
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hernia and FTT?
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Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hernia and FTT
Certain medicines, such as prednisone, may increase the risk of wound healing complicaitons.
Otherwise, adding a TT to a hernia repair will add little in the way of risk.
All the best.
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