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6 yrs ago abdominal lipoma. vertical cut-3 hernia surgeries after last surg.placed mesh and last wk much discomfort. whats next? following the removal of my abdominal tumor, i developed a hernia 3 months later- had laproscopic hernia repair. few months la

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Dr. Daniel Tseng
General Surgery 23 years experience
If : If you are noticing a new bulge in the "stomach" you could have a recurrence again of your hernia. The best test to find this out is a ct scan.
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
See your surgeon: If the problem is discomfort, it may not be related to the hernia, rather scar tissue. If you think the hernia is back, see a surgeon with experience in abdominal wall reconstruction, including perforator soaring techniques for "component separation". Not sure what you need however without a complete evaluation - history, exam, review old records and ct scans.
Last updated Mar 22, 2020


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