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A 33-year-old male asked:

I had inguinal hernia repair 10 weeks ago and bulge is still there with bits of pain and pressure. is it possible it is a recurrence?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Not likely: It sounds more like normal healing, unless you re-injured the area. Consult with your surgeon if it persists or worsens.
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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Speak to the surgeon: Go for a follow up visit , yes it is possible to have recurrence , more likely a hematoma (the blood that collected after surgery due to oozing ) , if it is will disappear in couple of months.
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Last updated Nov 8, 2018

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