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Can a Hernia Mesh Cause Migrating Headaches?

Can a Hernia Mesh Cause Migrating Headaches?

Yes, in some cases the hernia mesh implanted to repair your hernia can cause migrating headaches. Oftentimes it can be the case that the hernia mesh chosen to repair your hernia is not getting along well with your system, or that the hernia mesh that was implanted is somehow being rejected by your body at this time. Even if your body is accepting the hernia mesh, it is a foreign object, and your system may have difficulty adapting to the mesh in its location to fix your hernia. Studies show that a hernia mesh implantation can cause headaches as a systemic reaction in some people who receive a hernia mesh to repair their damaged hernias. Some people with predisposing factors such as:

  • Female gender
  • Average age 46 years
  • History of autoimmune disorder
  • Multiple medical and environmental allergies and sensitivities
  • Experience arthralgia
  • Headaches
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Erythema
  • Edema on area of implant
  • Non-specific symptoms after mesh implantation

If you have headaches after a hernia mesh implantation surgery, you may be having a reaction to the mesh itself. A doctor may test for other problems if you present allergies to the hernial mesh, and may rule out other causes of your illness, including ensuring you are not suffering from conditions related to issues from:

  • Gastroenterologic problems
  • Urological issues
  • Orthopedic problems
  • Gynecologic issues
  • Rheumatologic problems
  • Immunogenic issues
  • Allergies
  • Dermatologic issues
  • Neurologic issues
  • Infectious workups1

Knowing that it is possible to get headaches from a hernia mesh implant, you will want to review your claim with our Los Angeles hernia mesh law firm, to evaluate your next steps to initiating a lawsuit for your claim. During your initial free consultation we will go over how these cases work, how much your hernia mesh lawsuit is worth and more. We take all our hernia mesh lawsuits on a continency fee basis so you pay us nothing unless we get you paid.

What Can You Do If Your Hernia Mesh Now Causes You Headaches?

You may want to talk to your healthcare provider about the headaches that you received after the implantation of your hernia mesh. You may also want to rule out other causes of your headaches, such as if you are now allergic to something in new foods you are eating, or have changed your lifestyle lately to include new strategies that may be causing you to get headaches more frequently. Your healthcare provider may have some ideas on how to reduce the incidence of getting headaches, such as homeopathic remedies, medication, lifestyle changes, increasing moderate exercise, or reduction in certain foods to help prevent migraine or other types of headaches from forming. If you are interested in initiating a lawsuit based on the headaches you now have on account of your hernia mesh, you can call us to review your claim. We are the winning Los Angeles hernia mesh law firm you want on your site– call Walch Law NOW and you can speak to us now at 866-INJURY2 or 866-465-8792.


1Fadaee, N., Huynh, D., Khanmohammed, Z., Mazer, L., Capati, I., & Towfigh, S. (2023). Patients With Systemic Reaction to Their Hernia Mesh: An Introduction to Mesh Implant Illness. Journal of Abdominal Wall Surgery, 2, 10983.

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