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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
Yes. It can be normal to fill lymph nodes. Especially in very slim people. Usually they’re less than 1 cm in size. They may go up and down with viral infections or small skin cuts. If you have one that is especially large or growing have it checked. Otherwise, you are probably fine just to watch them
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
Generally pain is higher with a non-mesh repair because the tissue Has to be pulled together tighter, more tension. In addition, there is a higher risk of recurrence. (~5-10%) Mesh repairs theoretically are tension free — therefore less pain but this is variable. They also have a lower risk of recurrence. (0~3%). Surgeon skill, Pt.obesity, smoking, etc. have much bigger effect on recurrence
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
See gastroenterologi: Many things can cause that. You may want to begin with stool tests to rule out an infection. Your doctor can also review your diet to see if there is something unusual. You may need a colonoscopy to see if there is something wrong with the colon.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
Menstrual or digest?: Is this all of the time or only with your period. ? If related to menses find a gynecologist who specializes in pelvic pain. There are medications and surgeries that may help. If it is digestive ( ie related to eating) seek out a gastroenterologist who can begin a work up.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
Could be : Hard to say based on one event. But if it continues would get evaluated. Hemorrhoids , abscesses, proctitis IBD can all present that way.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
Get evaluated. : Hard to evaluate your anus over the web. See a proctologist or gynecologist for an exam.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
See an Md ?: Hard to evaluate such vague symptoms. Need a lot more info. Muscle pain hip pain nerve pain hernia pain can all present in that area.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
Need to see the film: Hard to say without seeing the films. This could just be traced moving into the intestine like normal. Unusually to have a leak this far out. Why did you have the scan done. We’re you having pain ?
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
Can be: The body lays down protein to heal the wound. This may appear as a yellow crust. As long as it is feeling better every day, you’re not having severe pain, you’re not having high fevers etc you are probably ok. Talk to your surgeon if concerned
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
No: Pain is not normal. It is usually a sign that something is wrong. Would need a lot more information. Have you ever had surgery. ( adhesions?) is the pain in the right upper quadrant ( gallbladders?) is it affected by your diet ( constipation?). Ideally would need to see someone to get to the bottom of this.
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