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A 51-year-old female asked:

I had an incisional hernia repair july 2011 on the left side over a year ago i feel a terrible burning sensation on my left side of the belly button ?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
C Ur Surgeon First: Burning pain is typical of nerve irritation which is not uncommon following hernia repair. While this usually resolves within 6 months, it's persistence warrants intervention. I recommend that you see your surgeon just to be certain that no recurrence exists. If not, it would be appropriate to see a chronic pain specialist. They can identify the responsible nerve and deaden it.
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Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 29 years experience
Recurrence?: I would recommend to go see the same surgeon and see if the hernia is back. Sometimes it is just a pull of the scar tissue and nothing more that will heal with time and anti inflammatory agents, but it should be examined.
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Last updated Jun 6, 2017

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