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Lump after umbilical 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 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.
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Show it to your: surgeon to be sure, but sometimes local induration can persist for several months after hernia repair.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
You should have: your surgeon take a look at it, if you are concerned about your post op status. Sometime, especially in men, a condition called diastasis can mimic h... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 18 years experience
Anything: There shouldn't be any dietary restrictions following umbilical hernia surgery.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Goals: Anything used in early recovery time should be run by the surgeon in order to allow for recovery. The main question would remain why.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 39 years experience
When comfortable: Actually, you should be able to walk up stairs almost immediately after umbilical hernia repair, just take it easy as you do it. You should avoid heav... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Six weeks: Is usually enough time for adequate healing from hernia surgery for regular work outs. But a lot depends on size of hernia, local findings at operati... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
It is not : Common but it happens it is a collection of serous fluid that the body will eventually absorb in moSt cases. Occasionally the need to be drained
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Small amount: May be seen under tagaderm dressing , due to skin oozing , call your surgeon and go for follow up visit.

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