I had incisional hernia repair last December (actually more than one hernia had to be repaired) and they used mesh to help hold it together. Twice this past week I had terrible abdominal pain going all the way to the pelvic bone. I have not called the doctor yet. I am thinking that a new hernia has appeared and the mesh is not holding well enough. The pain lasts for maybe 5-10 minutes. The surgeon had said that I needed to lose weight or it might reoccur.