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A 36-year-old female asked:

5 weeks ago umbilical hernia repair using da vinci robot w/mesh. hard knot in belly button...now feel swollen painful near where hernia was left of bb?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Call surgeon!: Any new or increasing pain, redness or swelling after any procedure is not usual. Please call the surgeon who performed the procedure or talk to the doc covering for him/her if he/she is not available.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Provided original answer
Thanks for the Thank You note. It was very kind of you to do so. Hope you feel better soon!
May 22, 2018
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
See your surgeon: Likely some hematoma or swelling as part of healing, but infection or disruption can occur.

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