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Hard lump after hernia surgery

A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 9 years experience
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
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Pulmonary Critical Care 41 years experience
Lump after surgery: A lump in the area where you had your surgery is most likely scar tissue. The thing to do is check with your surgeon to be sure. It is. Not. Unusual t... Read More

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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Yes......: and probably take up to 6 mo. to resolve 90%
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
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Belly Button Bump: Need to know if it was done endoscopically (which I would assume) or via a surgical incision. One of the endoscopic entrance points in around the nave... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
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.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 36 years experience
See surgeon: There is a possibility your hernia has recurred based on the information you have provided. Please have a physician examine you, preferably the surgeo... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Probably : Healing ridge, but check with your surgeon just to make sure that it is not hematoma or deep infection.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
No: Some people may get scar formation which you may be feeling. When you had a post op evaluation, was it present then, etc. Be sure to follow-up with ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Recurrent hernia: One thing i would be worried about is a recurrent hernia. The other possibility is an enlarged lymph node. A good physical exam with your doctor may... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Roman
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Prob scar tissue: Scar tissue can be extra sensitive I would suggest following up with the surgeon or your PCP to make sure not a post surgical issue
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Probably: Get area examined. An ultrasound or ct scan can see hernia also but usually just need examination by someone experienced with hernias; typically a sur... Read More

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