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Have a hard knot, painful at laproscopic incision. Surgery was back in 2012 what should I do?

Have a hard knot, painful at laproscopic incision. Surgery was back in 2012 what should I do?

Could be: An incarcerated hernia, so you should show it to your original surgeon. Other possibilities are palpable suture or deep infection. ...Read more

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I had shoulder surgery last may an had shots in my neck. But I've had a knot in my trap for sooo long an I've done massage, pt, chiro. Y won't it go away?

I had shoulder surgery last may an had shots in my neck. But I've had a knot in my trap for sooo long an I've done massage, pt, chiro. Y won't it go away?

Trapezius strain?: I am unclear as to why you had injections in your neck. Are you referring to an epidural injection for a cervical spine condition? The painful muscle spasm in the trapezius can be due to referred pain from the neck or myofascial pain or related to shoulder surgery. If pain is deemed muscular you may benefit from a trigger point injection. Best to f/u with your doctor for further recommendation. ...Read more

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How do I massage out knots in my forearm after rotator cuff surgery and retyinng of ligamentns?

How do I massage out knots in my forearm after rotator cuff surgery and retyinng of ligamentns?

Gently: Gently massage them out. This should not affect the outcome of your surgery. Your therapist may be able to help you with this as well. Thanks. ...Read more

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Had plastic surgery sept 11. Hard knot under the length and width of incision now. Message does not help?

Had plastic surgery sept 11. Hard knot under the length and width of incision now. Message does not help?

Follow up surgeon: Please call your plastic surgeon's office for a follow up visit for evaluation and possible treatment, if needed, or reassurance. If fever, purulent discharge, red streaks, increased pain, to urgent care after calling answering service of plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have severe burning and knots under a two week old incision sight for gallbladder surgery?

Is it normal to have severe burning and knots under a two week old incision sight for gallbladder surgery?

Depends: What type of surgery did you have, open or laparoscopic? Which site is tender? Is there redness & swelling? Some discomfort and incision edema my be seen only 2 weeks after surgery. But really need to ask your own surgeon who was there. ...Read more

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I had surgery on my left foot 7 years ago. I wait tables for a living. My left foot recently developed a small knot for no reason. It doesn't hurt.

I had surgery on my left foot 7 years ago. I wait tables for a living. My left foot recently developed a small knot for no reason. It doesn't hurt.

Bone spur: Most people have foot surgery secondary to issues with the bones or muscles/ligaments.

In the process, often times, a bit of bone may be removed or redirected. Over time, the resected bone, or the redirected bone can develop bone growth.

Also, you may have a fluid build up from the joints causing a small knot. ...Read more

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Have a complete tear of left flexor hallucis longus tendon. Tear is in front of knot of henry. Is surgery best or is something less invasive possible?

Have a complete tear of left flexor hallucis longus tendon. Tear is in front of knot of henry. Is surgery best or is something less invasive possible?

Experience counts.: It goes without saying that every patient's condition should be evaluated before applying general rules, but, if the laceration is distal (toward the toes) to the knot of Henry, then surgical repair is probably best. Find an experienced surgeon. ...Read more

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Why is there a hard knot near the belly button after bowel obstruction surgery?

Why is there a hard knot near the belly button after bowel obstruction surgery?

Depends: What type of surgery did you have; open or laparoscopic? Is there a healing incision at the site? I assuming the firmness that you feel is at the site of a healing scar. It will resolve over a few months. See your surgeon for an exam to be sure that you are healing properly. ...Read more

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I've had shoulder surgery 3 times, & I still get horrible muscle spams & knots, even in my neck. Could I have a herniated discs in my neck?

I've had shoulder surgery 3 times, & I still get horrible muscle spams & knots, even in my neck. Could I have a herniated discs in my neck?

Possible: It's definitely a possibility. There is a lot of overlap between shoulder and neck problems. The pain may be related to muscle spasms from improper mechanics/stiffness of your shoulder; however after 3 surgeries and persistent pain it may be time to have your neck examined and get a second opinion. ...Read more

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I have a knot inside of my jawline after my oral surgery to remove 2 abscessed teeth I was wondering what it could be and how I could fix it.

I have a knot inside of my jawline after my oral surgery to remove 2 abscessed teeth I was wondering what it could be and how I could fix it.

Maybe inflammed node: Lymph nodes get inflammed and palpable when infection present. Check with your dentist if antibiotics were not given. If given and extraction was recently done should disappear within a week. Good toget it checked. . ...Read more

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When a suture knot is visible below the skin several months after abdominal surgery are there any non surgical methods to make it less visible?

When a suture knot is visible below the skin several months after abdominal surgery are there any non surgical methods to make it less visible?

ASK or SEE Surgeon: Suture material can be absorbable or not absorbable. Absorbable suture is usually 'taken up by the body' in the matter of weeks to months. You may just have to wait a little longer.
Of course non -absorbable suture will always be there (holding things together), sorry. ...Read more

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I had wisdom teeth surgery 11 days ago and it feels like one of the dissolvable sutures is coming loose and I can also see the knot. Is that normal?

I had wisdom teeth surgery 11 days ago and it feels like one of the dissolvable sutures is coming loose and I can also see the knot. Is that normal?

Very normal: As tissues heal they shrink. That makes the sutures appear loose. If suture does not fall out on its own, return to your surgeon for removal. ...Read more

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I tore my ACL and miniscis in July 2015. I had surgery at the end of July to repair them Then in August I had surgery to remove scar tissue The scar tissue has come back forming a knot which is painful and limits my mobility what should I do?

I tore my ACL and miniscis in July 2015. I had surgery at the end of July to repair them Then in August I had surgery to remove scar tissue The scar tissue has come back forming a knot which is painful and limits my mobility what should I do?

Where is: The "scarring" you mention. In the joint?? (Arthrofibrosis) or around the joint???? ("keloid")

In any case if there is a "knot" possibly a steroid injection will help...or surgical excision is needed!

Your Orthopedist is the person you should be in contact with!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Had my surgery and removed stone have a stent and string out of penis its tied in knot to short what happens is I get a erection? Please help me

Had my surgery and removed stone have a stent and string out of penis its tied in knot to short what happens is I get a erection? Please help me

Ask urologist or. ..: Leaving a thread attached to stent for self pulling-out is common; yet the length of thread is arbitrarily decided by urologist and occasionally it may be too short so restricting the "room" leading to discomfort for erection. If so, you may release the taping of the thread and let it go inside urethra for comfort. After erection and peeing, you will most likely see the thread reappear of pulling. ...Read more

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My mom just had surgery to repair an aneurysm in her left growing. She has been home for 2 days and a knot has formed under the staples. No fever?

My mom just had surgery to repair an aneurysm in her left growing. She has been home for 2 days and a knot has formed under the staples. No fever?

Redness?: Is there a redness around the incision, warm to touch? Pus draining? Those would be signs of infection. Sometimes the hard knot is normal- part of healing. If you truly worried, take a picture and send it to ur doctor to see. ...Read more

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Had surgery&removed stone have a stent&string out of penis is tied in knot to short what happens if I get a erection? Surgery ystrdy string out monday

Had surgery&removed stone have a stent&string out of penis is tied in knot to short what happens if I get a erection? Surgery ystrdy string out monday

See below: Generally, an erection will have no adverse effect on either the penis or the indwelling stent as there is enough redundant string within the bladder and penis to prevent the stent from inadvertently being pulled down/out or discomfort in the penis from the string being pulled too taut. Also, less likely to get an erection because of the discomfort often associated with having a stent in place. ...Read more

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Had foot surgery, using knee scooter, hit unseen hole, fell hit my knee hard. Knee has a knot on top of cap, cap moves a bit, is catching on somethin?

Call ur foot doctor: Your doctor needs to know that you had knee trauma on top of the foot surgery, so they can advise you what to do. The cap is the patella, and it's good that it moves a bit. The knot is from the impact on it form your knee hitting the pavement (hole).If it feels like it's catching on something, it's most likely from the swelling of the cap, that needs to be evaluated by your doctor, and documented. ...Read more

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I have a very painful lump or knot under my left knee cap. What is this called? I'm having surgery next tuesday to get it removed.

I have a very painful lump or knot under my left knee cap. What is this called? I'm having surgery next tuesday to get it removed.

Ask your MD: Ask your orthopedic doctor what is being removed from beside your kneecap... Could be several things @ your age;? Lipoma, bipartite patella fragment, loose body, osteochondroma of distal femur, etc. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have a small swelling on the right side of my neck near the carotid artery and I have already had one stroke and surgery. It's not a hard knot?

I have a small swelling on the right side of my neck near the carotid artery and I have already had one stroke and surgery. It's not a hard knot?

Go see ur Family Doc: That small swelling on side of your neck could be caused by infection, swollen gland, cancer, scar, reaction to suture material, etc. Bottom line, rather than speculate, go see your Family Doc for examination. Also work w/your doc to optimize stroke risk factors, eg atrial fibrillation, blood pressure, cholesterol, sugar etc, to prevent 2nd one. And learn FAST acronym: http://goo. Gl/2Q7GKE ...Read more

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Knot on knee cap from ruptured quad surgery 10 years ago, now feels like bony over growth causing some pain especially when touched. Is this normal??

Knot on knee cap from ruptured quad surgery 10 years ago, now feels like bony over growth causing some pain especially when touched. Is this normal??

Possibly: Depending on the treatment/surgery that was done, there may be scarring and or bony overgrowth at the site of repair, which can become inflammed and/or tender at times. Conservative care with NSAIDs, ice/heat, or topical analgesics may help. See a physician if the symptoms are persistent or worsening. ...Read more

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I have a question I have these lumps on my neck from my previous surgery my doctor thinks there muscle knots can they be seen on a MRI?

I have a question I have these lumps on my neck from my previous surgery my doctor thinks there muscle knots can they be seen on a MRI?

Yes: MRI has great resolution for muscle, but it'd be a VERY expensive test to just diagnose some muscle knots. There may be more serious things that an MRI can pick up, i.e. enlarged lymph nodes in your neck, but this would be unlikely unless you were also having fevers, fatigue, night sweats, or some sign of infection. Try warm compresses and a massage to see if they'll go away. ...Read more

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Had hernia surgery on 12 December and in the last 2 days I have noticed grape sized knot on my calf and it aches constantly somtimes into my foot?

Had hernia surgery on 12 December and in the last 2 days I have noticed grape sized knot on my calf and it aches constantly somtimes into my foot?

Phlebitis: A knot on calf as described post surgery usually represents a clot in the superficial saphenous venous system. This can induce symptoms of a post phelbitic state. May need blood thinners and compression socks ...Read more