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hard lump under incision after surgery

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bret Boyle
27 years experience in 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience in 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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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 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Xray/MRI: I suggest both soft tissue xrays and MRI of the surical site if there was no metal implanted in your back.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Nomal: Healing scar tossue
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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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Appendectomy: Sound like a good result. Congrats.
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 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 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 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Gray
53 years experience in General Practice
Watch for now!: Call your surgeon for an evaluation of this condition. You are okay for now.
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 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 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 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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Could be : Scar tissue but id get it checked out
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Most likely...: After a surgical procedure there is always healing tissue forming and it may be swollen and hard at one point. It usually resolves after a few weeks. ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
See the surgeon: Likely just post op swelling. BUT hematoma, fluid collection, abscess, are possibilities and need to be checked
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience in Family Medicine
See your doctor: This could just be scarring from the lumpectomy, but you really must see your doctor to have them examine it. You might need to have an ultrasound or ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience in General Surgery
Get evaluated: At 5 weeks post surgery you are still inside the 90 day period of your surgeon. Okay to check in with your surgeon about this bulge. An ultrasound is ... Read More
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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 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Get it Checked: It may be a hematoma or an infection,i will let the doctor check it to find what it is
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