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Incision (Definition)

An incision is an opening made in the skin or mucosal surface. It is usually performed to allow entry into a body cavity in order to ...Read more


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After a surgery, what causes a bump to form on the incision?

After a surgery, what causes a bump to form on the incision?

See below: It could be a small infection cause a stitch abscess or it may just be a piece of stitch pushing up. ...Read more

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I had lap appendectomy two weeks ago my incision is healed but my incision has a bump under it??

I had lap appendectomy two weeks ago my incision is healed but my incision has a bump under it??

Post op appendectomy: If the 'bump' is not red, painful or oozing fluid then its probably just some scar tissue around a stitch under the skin. Some scarring is normal and usually gets a bit better over time. Obviously you should go back to the surgeon and have it examined. ...Read more

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Hard painfull bump under incision 5 weeks after laparoscopic appendectomy

Infection: Superficial post surgical pocket of infection. Discuss with your doctor ...Read more

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Had a c section 8 weeks ago and 3 days ago a large bump started growing underneath my incision about the size of an egg. Its very painful. What is it?

Had a c section 8 weeks ago and 3 days ago a large bump started growing underneath my incision about the size of an egg. Its very painful. What is it?

Don't know: I don't know, but I could speculate that it is an incisional hernia with intestine that needs immediate attention by the MD who did the C/section before it gets entrapped and becomes an emergency. ...Read more

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If I have a pus bump on my C-section incision. Is it infected?

If I have a pus bump on my C-section incision. Is it infected?

Possibly: Go back and get this examined by the ob/gyn who performed the c-section. ...Read more

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I'm 3 months post surgery for complex unruptured aneurysm. Have 4 clips, now I have two painful bumps on skull at incision site. Should I worry?

I'm 3 months post surgery for complex unruptured aneurysm. Have 4 clips, now I have two painful bumps on skull at incision site. Should I worry?

I have a guess: Without an exam, I can only give general information and
dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them.
BUT, surgical infections are really really UNlikely to pop up more than a month after the surgery (but would be bad)
and scar tissue grows progressively over the first 2-6 months. (not bad; not fixable)
fever, chills, redness warmth PUS, would be serious. ...Read more

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Ing node biop 10 days ago. Area around incision raised, tender bump; rubs against jeans. Md saw on day 7 and said ok but it's bothersome and tender?

Ing node biop 10 days ago. Area around incision raised, tender bump; rubs against jeans. Md saw on day 7 and said ok but it's bothersome and tender?

Might be infected: If red, warm raised, tender worsening or pus could be infected and need antibiotic, at least amox or keflex if no pus, if pus, could be mrsa need bacterium or doxycycline or clindamycin. might just be local inflammation can use crushed ice in washcloth to cool it down. Wash well daily with soap/water and or hydrogen peroxide ...Read more

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Endoscopic carp tunnel both wrists left 5/31 r on 6/17 r fine left rejecting internal suture pain bumps on incision pa acted like this was normal?

Endoscopic carp tunnel both wrists left 5/31 r on 6/17 r fine left rejecting internal suture pain bumps on incision pa acted like this was normal?

At times: A transient reaction may occur to absorbable suture in the early weeks. Sometimes suture material if absorbable does not dissolve fully right away. However if it is not dissolving suture material then there can be a retained fragment of suture. In addition not all incisions even in normal circumstances always look exactly the same. So normal? Yes and no as there it is never exactly similar. ...Read more

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12 days out on my saphenous vein ablation. Is it normal to have a small bump where incision was and still bit tender& pulling sensation. Appt in 3wk?

12 days out on my saphenous vein ablation. Is it normal to have a small bump where incision was and still bit tender& pulling sensation. Appt in 3wk?

Not atypical: Yes, this is not atypical. The pulling sensation is the "dead vein" beneath the surface turning into scar tissue and stretching as you move your leg. The tenderness is also the inflammed dead vein beneath the surface. The small bump is likely some scar tissue and maybe a little blood beneath the surface. All of these things should resolve with a little more time. A follow up ultrasound is wise. ...Read more

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Ct surgery may31-endoscopic...Bump on incision feels weird. Dr said scar tissue on nerve keep rubbing it will go away?

Ct surgery may31-endoscopic...Bump on incision feels weird. Dr said scar tissue on nerve keep rubbing it will go away?

If a scar is raised: It could flatten out over time. Scar creams or lotions or massage or a scar mold made of elastomer or silicon may help. Occasionally a retained suture or skin tag may be the culprit. Massage and rubbing helps mobilize the skin and get one used to touching it. ...Read more

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Small bump 1/2 inch from healed incision of a reveal heart monitor. Any reason to be concerned? Implanted 3 wks ago. Is it the monitor?

Small bump 1/2 inch from healed incision of a reveal heart monitor. Any reason to be concerned? Implanted 3 wks ago. Is it the monitor?

Incision: Likely it is the device itself. An incision is made and then the device placed under the skin. Also it is usually sutured in place, but most likely it is the device. ...Read more

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I had an incision/drainage for a dental infection 1 wk ago. I still have pain & a bump/clot by my nose. Should I see my Dr.? Any idea what this is?

I had an incision/drainage for a dental infection 1 wk ago. I still have pain & a bump/clot by my nose. Should I see my Dr.? Any idea what this is?

Return to Dr: I & D does not treat the source of the infection, just relieves some of the symptoms. Without definitive treatment the infection will recur. ...Read more

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After laparoscopic surg below incision on belly have hard bump & is tender. Feel it more when standing not as bad when sitting & bruising below it.

After laparoscopic surg below incision on belly have hard bump & is tender. Feel it more when standing not as bad when sitting & bruising below it.

Could be normal: Laparoscopic incisions go through a healing process similar to any other incision and the umbilical incisions often are a little more sore. When bruising is present, it can feel firmer 5 to 7 days out from surgery. A bruise alone will be fine. If there is redness, drainage, or increasing pain, you should contact your surgeon's office. ...Read more

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My mother had catherization in 2009 to diagnose the possibility of wearing a stent in her heart. Now her wrist has a few bumps where the incision was.

My mother had catherization in 2009 to diagnose the possibility of wearing a stent in her heart. Now her wrist has a few bumps where the incision was.

Probably nothing: Serious, but show to her doctor. Most important is taking care of her heart not the site of insertion of the cardiac catheter. Speak to her doctor. ...Read more

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Cerebral angio 5 days ago with closure device. Have 1/2 inch oval bump on groin no bruising or blood on incision. But its sore when walking or bending?

Cerebral angio 5 days ago with closure device. Have 1/2 inch oval bump on groin no bruising or blood on incision. But its sore when walking or bending?

Groin bump: This needs to be evaluated by your doctor as soon as possible -- he or she may order an ultrasound to make sure you do not have a pseudoaneurysm at the catheterization site in your groin. ...Read more

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Would a ct scan detect a laparoscopic hernia? 1out4 of my incisions are painful. There is a bump like a bee sting under the red scar. No puss.

Would a ct scan detect a laparoscopic hernia? 1out4 of my incisions are painful. There is a bump like a bee sting under the red scar. No puss.

Call your surgeon: If you have recently had a laparoscopic her is repair of some sort, and have a red incision, you should be seen in your surgeon's office today. Call them first thing this morning. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Two inch incision from appendectomy in my belly button. It won't scab, and leaking purple/red watery for 2 days. Red bumps, burning pain, open maybe?

Two inch incision from appendectomy in my belly button. It won't scab, and leaking purple/red watery for 2 days. Red bumps, burning pain, open maybe?

Exam needed: This is abnormal and a wound infection, foreign body reaction, cellulitis, allergic skin reaction are concerns. Your surgeon should examine the wound, advise you and prescribe treatment. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic surgery a week ago. Now there's a tiny bump next to my belly button incision its painful. Should I be concerned or just healing?

I had laparoscopic surgery a week ago. Now there's a tiny bump next to my belly button incision its painful. Should I be concerned or just healing?

Surgery: Although this will probably turn out to be nothing worrisome, a good rule of thumb is that anytime something unexpected happens after a surgery, you should talk to the surgeon who performed the procedure. This will often prevent complications. Don't delay. Call him or her now. Good luck. ...Read more

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A quarter size bump under my incision to left of belly button. Surgery abdominal 5/15/13. Still having left side pain. What from?

See your surgeon: You've just had surgery. Your surgeon would be in the best position to evaluate and explain and recommend what to do about your bump and pain. It may be a hernia, hematoma, seroma, healing ridge, suture knot, excess tissue. Have him / her sort this out and treat it.. ...Read more

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Do you use glue to close incisions?

Do you use glue to close incisions?

Occasionally: There are some dermal bonding agents or glues that may be used. However, the usage of said agents is not common. One has to be very careful when using them about the eyes and face. Usually we'll close with a sub dermal absorbable suture, and reinforce the closure with strips. We also use staples or traditional nylon sutures on occasion. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: incision?

Cut: An incision is an opening made in the skin or mucosal surface. It is usually performed to allow entry into a body cavity in order to accomplish a surgical procedure. ...Read more

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What is incision biopsy?

'to cut' biopsy: 'incisional biopsy' literally means to 'cut out some tissue' to get a good sample of a particular lesion (usually skin but can be any biopsy). An excisional biopsy is similiar but this refers to removing the whole lesion with normal tissue around it (as in a small dark mole removed). Biopsies are sent to a pathologist who 'reads' the slides under a microscope looking for abnormal cells/diseases. ...Read more

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What does an infected incision look like?

Red, Hot, Tender: An infected incision will look very red and blanch to the touch. It will also be very warm and tender to the touch. There will be more swelling than normal. There may or may not be pus or foul smelling drainage coming from the wound. If your wound has any of these characteristics you should contact your physician. ...Read more

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How long to find out about incision biopsy?

How long to find out about incision biopsy?

~48hrs: Most basic pathology results from a biopsy should be available in ~48hrs. The tissue needs to fix in formalin for a particular amount of time (6hrs-overnight) then be processed, slides made and stained, then interpreted. Each of these steps takes time. Additional staining or deeper cuts for furthe evaluation/markers may add another day before the full results are back. ...Read more