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A 44-year-old female asked:

Is it normal for my stomach to become rock hard three months post ventral hernia surgery and four weeks post gallbladder surgery. ?

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Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 20 years experience
No: Recommend following up with your surgeon.
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
Maybe : There could be a fluid collection building up in front of the mesh use for the hernia repair (if one was used). Call your surgeon to arrange a physical exam.

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Wyoming, MI
A 47-year-old male asked:

Is it normal for my stomach to have times where it is hard as a rock three months post ventral hernia surgery and four weeks post gallbladder surgery?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
See a doctor: Very hard to tell here without a physical examination. Are you describing hardness around the surgical sites? If mesh was used for the hernia surgery then deep scarring firmness can be felt for up to 6 months. Are you describing gas pressure? Diet changes & avoid fatty foods for a while. See your doctor or surgeon for an exam for more help.

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Last updated Jul 21, 2018

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