A 38-year-old female asked:
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umbilical & supra umbilical hernia repair 21/2 weeks ago.a hard knot size of a ball point pen came up and is very painful.normal? no fever, swelling

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Dr. John Eckford
18 years experience General Surgery
Need re-evalution: You should be mostly healed by 2.5 weeks. A painful knot can represent either a recurrance of your hernia or more likely a seroma (collection of fluid). Your surgeon will need to evaluate and determine which it is.
Answered on Apr 4, 2013
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