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pain in lower right near surgery incision

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience in General Surgery
Scar or hernia: Painful incisions are typically due to scar tissue or a hernia. See a general surgeon (best if it the same surgeon that did the operation) for a consu ... Read More
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Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Tough question: This is not an easily answered question. Most diagnosis of granulomas distal to an acl reconstruction have a high potential for being an infection. So ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience in Rheumatology
Time: Ice, anti-inflammatory and make sure it does not infect.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience in General Surgery
Time: Mosr likely it represents swelling. This is common. Your doctor may recommend watching it for months. Over time the swelling will decrease. Talk t ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amer Alame
12 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Your : Your symptoms are typical of a hernia at the incision site. If you can push that "tangerine" back in then it may not be an emergency. However incision ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Furigay
59 years experience in General Surgery
Not unusual: Not unusual unless associated with swelling, redness, pain, and especially with fever then you must go back and see your surgeon (possible wound infec ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Incision: It usually takes 2-3 weeks for incisions to heal. Even then they still will be tender and weaker than skin that has not been cut. Be patient and fol ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
28 years experience in Podiatry
Until you die: Staples can stay on the incision long after the incision is healed. If the area is kept from infection and not irritated from movement of the staples ... Read More
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.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
See below: It could be a small infection cause a stitch abscess or it may just be a piece of stitch pushing up.

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