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hard lump under incision after surgery two year ago

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bret Boyle
28 years experience Wound care
Maybe: Because inflammation due to the trauma of surgery can cause fluid collection and "induration" which is a hard feel to the tissue.

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Scar ridge: Depending on the size and location of the incision a scar ridge forms as a normal part of the healing process. The scar can feel hard and the ridge ca ... Read More
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Dr. Olaf Johansen
36 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Likely just feeling "healing ridge" ie scar tissue under skin, this will soften up over the next year.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience 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 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Xray/MRI: I suggest both soft tissue xrays and MRI of the surical site if there was no metal implanted in your back.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Roman
26 years experience Internal Medicine
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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
Please repost: Please repost and include the answer to your question given to you by the surgeon who actually did the procedure; or, if you have not asked the surgeo ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Yes: Sutures used to close the fascae and the Sub-Q tissue beneath the skin as a layered closure
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A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Post surgery: It is not unusual to have an incision which is not completely smooth. If there is no excessivew redness and you have no fevers, then it can probably w ... Read More

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