A 40-year-old member asked:
I had a liver transplant 10 weeks ago. is it normal to still have swelling and discomfort at the surgery site?
3 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Urology 46 years experience
6.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Transplant Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: The incision is very large and several small nerves have been disconnected. You can have discomfort up to 6 months. If you have severe pain and bulging of the scar you should rule out an incisional hernia.
6.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
General Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: It may take up to 6 months to improve. Sharp pain at that level after that period should bevevaluatedvfor abnormal nerve regroths (neuromas).
5.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jun 6, 2015
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