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Dr. Michael sawyer
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15 months ago i had inguinal hernia surgery 2 weeks ago i heart the area the hard lump that was their after my surgery is hurting?

Dr. Michael sawyer
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15 months ago i had inguinal hernia surgery 2 weeks ago i heart the area the hard lump that was their after my surgery is hurting?

See surgeon: There is a possibility your hernia has recurred based on the information you have provided. Please have a physician examine you, preferably the surgeon who performed the original hernia surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Robert Sterling
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Hello, i had hernia surgery 6 days ago now above my navel thers a hard like lump and very tender is this normal?

Dr. Robert Sterling
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Hello, i had hernia surgery 6 days ago now above my  navel thers a hard like lump and very tender is this normal?

Belly Button Bump: Need to know if it was done endoscopically (which I would assume) or via a surgical incision. One of the endoscopic entrance points in around the navel and can leave some swelling as it heals. It should become much less tender after, say,10 days and will take several weeks to completely heal. But--if no endoscope was used, then a doctor would need more info to help decide if related to the surgery ...Read more

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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Robert Uyeda
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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?

Dr. Robert Uyeda
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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?

Show it to your: surgeon to be sure, but sometimes local induration can persist for several months after hernia repair. ...Read more

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Dr. Addagada Rao
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I had hernia surgery a week ago and there's a hard lump kinda hurts if I press on it , could it be the umbellical cord? I am 23 weeks pregnant!

Dr. Addagada Rao
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I had hernia surgery a week ago and there's a hard lump kinda hurts if I press on it , could it be the umbellical cord? I am 23 weeks pregnant!

Don't worry it not: It is part of healing process if mesh is used area feels hard for few wk , go to your surgeon for post OP visit. Umbilical cord will not come of uterus to get into hernial site ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
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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?

Dr. Robert Uyeda
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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?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Emil Shakov
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Dr. Robert Uyeda
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What is the lump in my groin area after hernia surgery?

Dr. Robert Uyeda
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What is the lump in my groin area after hernia surgery?

Probably : Healing ridge, but check with your surgeon just to make sure that it is not hematoma or deep infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Kuhnke
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Still feel lump under incision 2.5mnths after laparoscopic hernia surgery. Suture was vicryl and monocryl. When will it go away?

Dr. Mark Kuhnke
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Still feel lump under incision 2.5mnths after laparoscopic hernia surgery. Suture was vicryl and monocryl. When will it go away?

Small hematoma: It's not uncommon to have a small, palpable lump under the trochar sites of laparoscopic surgery. This is usually a little inflammation combined with a little hematoma (blood.) should dissipate over the next few months. I would not worry about it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Dorsey
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Inguinal Hernia. I had hernia surgery about two weeks ago, didn't lift anything, but lump and hurts like it did after surgery. Is it ok?

Dr. Robert Dorsey
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Not sure: you need to go see your surgeon and be examined to make sure everything is ok. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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I had a hernia surgery 2 yrs ago they used the mesh by my groin area .. I have a tender lump below the mesh and it's a little painful?

Dr. Carlo Contreras
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I had a hernia surgery 2 yrs ago they used the mesh by my groin area .. I have a tender lump below the mesh and it's a little painful?

Recurrent hernia: One thing i would be worried about is a recurrent hernia. The other possibility is an enlarged lymph node. A good physical exam with your doctor may be able to distinguish between the two, other wise you might need a ct scan or an ultrasound. ...Read more

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