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A 41-year-old female asked:

I had umbilical hernia surgery 4 weeks ago. i now have a hard lump in the area of the belly button/just above. second repair with mesh. is this normal?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
It is probably: healing or edge of mesh at this stage, recurrence or infection is unlikely. Show it to your surgeon, just to be sure.
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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Show it to your: surgeon to be sure, but sometimes local induration can persist for several months after hernia repair.
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Last updated Jan 2, 2021

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