A male asked:
Had inguinal hernia repair surgery 5 weeks ago laparoscopically. i feel a slight bulge where the hernia used to be when i lean back/cough. recurrence?
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Dr. Samuel (skip) Feinsteinanswered
Specializes in General Surgery
Wait and see: To early to assume recurrence. Wait untl surrounding tissues are completely healed, 4-6 weeks and then if the bulge is still there examination should determine if it is truly a recurrence or just a palpable abdominal wall weakness.
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