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Hard Lump Under Incision After Surgery
Hard lump of scar tissue under bellybutton incision after gallbladder surge. Very painful. Any relief suggestions?
Normal: Early after a surgical procedure, the tissue under the incision feels hard for up to several weeks. Surgeons refer to this as a "healing ridge". If the hard lump is large and visible however, there could be a collection of blood (hematoma) or fluid (seroma), both if which should resolve on their own. See your surgeon for an exam to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had stitches removed from orthoscopic knee sx 5 days ago. Hard tender lump growing under 1 incision site. Not red or hot. ?
Contact doctor: It would be prudent to contact your doctor and the lesion may need to be examined to determine if an intervention is needed. ...Read more
Lump post surgery: Please return to your doctor to make sure all is well. It MAY be scar tissue but you need to know. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Painful skin on touch below scar after hernia surgery. Hurts only when touched. 4 weeks now. How much longer. Large hernia. Open procedure
Skin scar tender: 59 F Notes/asks: Painful skin on touch below scar after hernia surgery. Hurts only when touched. 4 weeks now. How much longer. Large hernia. Open procedure ? ANS: normal. Time will tell. No way to predict ask the Drs who did surgery what has been their experience in pts like U. ...Read more
Hard painful bump inder my laparoscopic incision is this normal?no redness or swelling just hard bump size 2cm
Watch for now!: Call your surgeon for an evaluation of this condition. You are okay for now. ...Read more
I have a large, swollen, warm lump under my skin near the incision after a spinal fusion surgery. I'm three weeks post op should I go to the ER?
Get care ASAP: This could be a wound infection, which might be serious and should be diagnosed and treated ASAP. Maybe just a collection of serum or blood, but you shouldn't take the chance. Call the office of the surgeon who did the fusion; even night or weekend, probably someone is on call. But if not or you can't get through, visit an urgent care clinic or ER at the hospital where the surgery was done. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had open inguial hernia surgery 4 years ago and lumb appeared 2months after near incesion surgon told it knot left after surgery painful&moving ?
lump: There is often a small hematoma under the site of a cardiac cath. Discuss with the catheterizing team whether some other problem may be present in you. ...Read more
Feel a hard lump under Ganglionectomy dorsal wrist incision Cause ? Not painful had ganglionectomy on July 10 2014
I had keyhole appendectomy 3 weeks ago, the bellybutton scar is a bit puckered & there's a hard lump under the scar at right end. Will this lump go away?
Most likely...: After a surgical procedure there is always healing tissue forming and it may be swollen and hard at one point. It usually resolves after a few weeks. However in some cases hard tissue may remain and stays there permanently. If the surgery is very recent it is hard to tell how it will finally heal. If very concerning make sure you f/u with your surgeon. ...Read more
I have large lump 4 weeks after posterior incision for back surgery. No pain, hard, size of orange. Bottom of lump starts at the bikini cut. Worried!
5 weeks after hernia surgery I have very firm baseball size bulge above my belly button. When will this go away?
Laparoscopic gallbladder removal 5 days ago. now slight, 5cm radius, puffy bulge left of belly button (not on incision) aches if pressed hard. hernia?
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