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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?

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. Mary David
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Hernia Surgery (Definition)

There are a variety or several types of hernias, and many are repaired differently. A hernia is a weakness in the abdominal wall (such as inguinal, umbilical, incisional) or diaphragm (hiatal hernia). Surgery to repair the hernia can involve use of sutures, and possible use of mesh. Open or laparoscopic surgery can be a means to repair hernias, with laparoscopic ...Read more


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?

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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What is the lump in my groin area after hernia surgery?

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?

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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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?

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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Dr. Scot Lewey
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Had groin hernia surgery with mesh in (07, 08) mesh had to be removed it failed(2010). Groin pain again & in leg. Feel a lump in groin. Is it a hernia?

Had groin hernia surgery with mesh in (07, 08) mesh had to be removed it failed(2010). Groin pain again & in leg. Feel a lump in groin. Is it a hernia?

Probably: Get area examined. An ultrasound or ct scan can see hernia also but usually just need examination by someone experienced with hernias; typically a surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more


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Hernia Repair (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the lining of the abdominal cavity protrudes, creating a sac. Hernias are common in the groin, belly button, upper-midline, or associated w/scars. The exact method of repair varies w/the type & size of the hernia as well as patient-factors, however, the basic principle is the same: close the hole, often ...Read more


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