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so i bad i big apendix surgery a few years ago. i still have the scar. i was lifting some weight and now its swollen. what to do?

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Dr. Stephen Hirshorn
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If non-tender, wait: You might have developed an incisional hernia. Weight lifting could enlarge it. If it is not painful there is no urgency in getting it checked by your surgeon. However, if it enlarges or becomes painful you should seek immediate attention with your surgeon.
Answered on Jul 19, 2015
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