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Doctor insights on: Is It Okay To Have A Lump Forming On My Hand After Reconstructive Surgery

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Is it okay to have a lump forming on my hand after reconstructive surgery?

Is it okay to have a lump forming on my hand after reconstructive surgery?

Can't say: There could be several reasons i.e. Scar, suture, muscle flap, protrusion of hardware. Tendon rupture.. I would mention it to your hand surgeon and make sure he is aware of this. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a lump form on my hand after I had reconstructive surgery?

Is it normal to have a lump form on my hand after I had reconstructive surgery?

Maybe: Incisions often feel lumpy after surgery. It really depends on where the incision was and what the procedure was. ...Read more

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Had surgery 2wks ago to remove ganglion from back of hand. Stitches were removed last week now have bump where cyst was. What is the bump from?

Had surgery 2wks ago to remove ganglion from back of hand. Stitches were removed last week now have bump where cyst was. What is the bump from?

Several possibilitie: Could be several things: 1) inflammatory residual, which should go down in time, use ice pack or moist heat, whichever helps more), 2) Local infection, but redness and warmth would be characteristics. If that's the case antibiotics might be needed. 3) Problem with the surgery, less likely, but would necessitate follow up with the surgeon ...Read more

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Surgery to reconstruct pec major after tendon tear 5 CM 6 wks post op tingling and numbness in hand pain in pec shoulder arm forearm elbow point ?

Surgery to reconstruct pec major after tendon tear 5 CM 6 wks post op tingling and numbness in hand pain in pec shoulder arm forearm elbow point  ?

Nerve irritation: Postoperative parasthesias( numbness, tingling, etc.) are not uncommon after your type of surgery. Nerves that provide sensation/ pain temperature and help to move muscles in your forearm and hand are fairly close by. Once the swelling from the surgery subsides these symptoms should diminish... If they don't consult w/ your orthopedic surgeon. Good Luck! ...Read more

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I cut my hand 2 years ago and didn't clean the wound well. Now its forming into a lump i believe its dry blood or hypertrophic scars. How do I get rid?

I cut my hand 2 years ago and didn't clean the wound well. Now its forming into a lump i believe its dry blood or hypertrophic scars. How do I get rid?

This is an odd thing: To happen after two years. You should see a surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery for an examination to determine exactly what this is. Good luck. ...Read more

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Tell me about bile duct reconstructive surgery, e.G. A hepatico- or choledochojejunostomy (roux-en-y)?

This is big surgery: If you need this, likely you don't have an option. This treats injuries or anatomic anomalies of bile ducts. If it works it works, if it doesn't, you will be very sick. Many people who need this are already experiencing a life threatening problem. This should always be performed by a very experienced surgeon. This surgery fixes or causes life threatening problems. ...Read more

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Why do women have vaginal reconstructive surgery and what are the dangers?

Why do women have vaginal reconstructive surgery and what are the dangers?

Vaginal reconstruct: Vaginal reconstruction is usually preformed to rebuild areas that have been affected by cancer. There are many ways to rebuild a vagina - usually done with borrowing tissue from the surrounding areas. Flaps are common- usually a drop down rectus muscle flap, gracilis or anterolateral thigh flap can be utilized. Risks include flap failure (rare), bleeding, infection, and donor site problems. ...Read more

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Will this scar from reconstructive surgery heal on its own?

Will this scar from reconstructive surgery heal on its own?

Scars generally heal: I would expect the scar to heal, but I am not quite sure what the problem is with your scar that prompted this question. ...Read more