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hard lump under incision after laparoscopic surgery

A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
Surgery: Although this will probably turn out to be nothing worrisome, a good rule of thumb is that anytime something unexpected happens after a surgery, you s ... Read More

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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Scar tissue: most likely scar tissue and normal yes
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Frey
11 years experience in Internal Medicine
Scars: Hello! Thanks for your question! If these lumps are exactly where the instruments went through, these likely represent scar tissue, which is quite n ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience in Trauma Surgery
Yes and No: If they were dissolving stitches the part of the stitch embedded in the skin will dissolve and the rest of the stitch won't. Just pull the exposed sti ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Nomal: Healing scar tossue
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sabha Ganai
19 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Time: It is hard to say what you are feeling, and you can occasionally get a new hernia at a laparoscopic incision/port site. With that said, wound healing ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience in Family Medicine
Revision: You can go to plastic surgery and have the scar revised. That's about it
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience in General Surgery
Normal: Early after a surgical procedure, the tissue under the incision feels hard for up to several weeks. Surgeons refer to this as a "healing ridge". If t ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. James Stone
16 years experience in Interventional Radiology
Possible hernia: Any surgery involving opening of the abdominal wall can lead to the formation of what is known as "incisional hernias". Although surgery was performed ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Appendectomy: Sound like a good result. Congrats.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Skin scar tender: 59 F Notes/asks: Painful skin on touch below scar after hernia surgery. Hurts only when touched. 4 weeks now. How much longer. Large hernia. Open proc ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience in General Surgery
Call your surgeon: Could be a variety of things such as normal healing, a hernia, or even an infection. Infection typically with red skin. Hernia often associated with a ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
lump: There is often a small hematoma under the site of a cardiac cath. Discuss with the catheterizing team whether some other problem may be present in you ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Contact doctor: It would be prudent to contact your doctor and the lesion may need to be examined to determine if an intervention is needed.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Lump post surgery: Please return to your doctor to make sure all is well. It MAY be scar tissue but you need to know. Peace and good health.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
34 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: You will feel the "lump" that is part swelling and minor bleeding and part scar tissue formation. At the beginning of healing, scar starts off like a ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Possibly: please consult your surgeon- you must be examined.
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A male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Please contact: your surgeon and advise of this.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Chung
31 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Can't say: It can be normal and it can be abnormal at the same time. It depends on how big that is, how hard, how long after the surgery and so on. You'd bett ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
38 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Skin Staples: I am not sure why you still have the staples at your incision site. Ask your doctor if it can be removed by now. If there are no signs of infection or ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Ernest
10 years experience in Emergency Medicine
No: Pain this far out from your surgery could indicate that something is wrong. I would advise been reevaluated by your primary care doctor and/or surgeo ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Lump: Yes i would go to the ER or Urgent care. Possible see the surgeon on Monday. Monitor for nausea and vomiting as well as fever. Neurologic symptoms w ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
CALL YOUR surgeon !!: U are still in the post op period and were you cleared to have sex yet, as if u were my pt i would not let you let as you could cause a problem with t ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Samuel (skip) Feinstein
Specializes in General Surgery
Wait and see: To early to assume recurrence. Wait untl surrounding tissues are completely healed, 4-6 weeks and then if the bulge is still there examination should ... Read More

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