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after umbilical hernia surgery with mesh I now have a pucker in my stomach

A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
See the surgeon: First concern is infection or reaction to materials or sutures.

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Euton Laing
31 years experience Family Medicine
Referral to surgery : Need to reach out to Surgeon if having discomfort or pain. May need removal of mesh and repair
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
It is probably: healing or edge of mesh at this stage, recurrence or infection is unlikely. Show it to your surgeon, just to be sure.
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Show it to your: surgeon to be sure, but sometimes local induration can persist for several months after hernia repair.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
48 years experience Family Medicine
Recheck with DR: Best to recheck with the DR who did the operation.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
9 years experience General Surgery
Scar tissue: Hi, this lump you are feeling can be from many things, including scar tissue, a persistent fold of skin, or stitch. Many times after surgery, the skin ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donny Peterson
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More time needed: It can take 4-6 weeks to feel normal, and even then it can still be noticeable with certain movements.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shariq Refai
13 years experience Psychiatry
Follw direction: It is best to follow the direction of your physician. He probably required you to rest a while longer and not do strenuous things for a least 6 weeks, ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Depends: It depends what kind of mesh was used; talk with your surgeon to find out and how long it will take to be reabsorbed by your body.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Pollard
30 years experience Anesthesiology
Talk to MD: This should be discussed with your surgeon. It is possible that this is just drainage from the wound, but the surgeon who performed the operation will ... Read More
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