Tag Archives: Ilioinguinal-Iliohypogastric Nerve

Proceed IFU – Instructions for Use (Ethicon) Hernia mesh

Instructions for use (IFU’s) are provided to the surgeon who uses an implant. I’m planning to put as many instructions for use as I have found during my research up on this site for patients’ reference. Please check back for others and click on “IFU” on the right side of this page for a list of what is available.

Today, it is the Proceed pamphlet dated March 2015, revision 3.

Proceed IFU

 

 

 

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Find Your Nerve Injury

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If you are having trouble figuring out which nerve is causing the sensations you are feeling, see if you can find it here and click on it. Please let us know if this helps.           ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ … Continue reading

Ilioinguinal-Iliohypogastric Nerve Pain: My Ilioinguinal Is Making Me Sick

Pain in the groin means you never sit down the same way again. One study  found 22% of pelvic surgery nerve injuries were in the ilioinguinal-iliohypogastric nerves. Women say they feel burning, tingling, pain and numbness on their upper thighs. Your ilioinguinal nerve branches off your L1-2 nerve roots, which is near your lower back. It branches down through your second and third abdominal muscles and communicates with your iliohypogastric nerve, whose main function is to regulate your diaphragm (the muscle that helps you breathe) and the areas around it. Your ilioinguinal nerve moves further down, eventually branching out into the upper part of your thigh muscles. It eventually reaches your mons pubis and labia majora, providing sensation to all these areas. It innervates your abdominal muscles, groin and thigh.

2 Ileohygastric nerve 2 lateral branch iliohypogastric 2 ilioinguinal iliohypogastric

An ilioinguinal nerve that is severed in abdominal surgery leads to pain in thighs and labia majora and a weakening of the local muscle fibers. In some people, the ilioinguinal nerve ends at the iliohypogastric nerve.

Signs & Symptoms
•    Pain in the groin radiating to genitals and upper medial thigh
•    Paresthesia in the groin area
•    Tenderness on palpation 2-3 cm medial and below the anterior                superior iliac spine
•    Pain or tingling with percussion over course of nerve (Tinel Sign)
•    Pain elicited with hyperextension of hip which further compresses the nerve
•    Weakness is not usually noted with impingement unless it is secondary due to discomfort.

Treatment: Rest, ice, ultrasound, anti-inflammatory and/or pain medication, local corticosteroid injections, and abdominal stretching. Surgically, the nerve could be cut leaving permanent numbness but, typicallMESH IF FOR GIFTINGy, this treatment is used only after all other alternatives have been exhausted.

Naturopaths recommend acupressure and acupuncture are other alternative modes, certain herbs such as lobelia, white sage, and valerian root, known to be effective in nerve disease.

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Peggy Day is working on a book to combine all these stories. This is an excerpt from Pelvis in Flames: Your Pelvic Mesh Owner’s Guide. Your input is welcome to help make Pelvis in Flames the book you need to read.

If you’d like to join an online support group and learn about erosion, partial removals, surgeons, or just find out that you are not alone, join my group, Surgical Mesh or check the list of support groups here.

Subscribe to PelvicMeshOwnersGuide.com to learn more about pelvic mesh. I’d like to hear from you if you are helped by what you read here or if you need to know more about any particular topic. Comment below or email me privately at daywriter1@gmail.com..

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