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Lump At Incision Site
Craniotomy 2.5yrs ago. Lump on incision site with fluid leaking on&off. Headaches on&off, dizziness, lightheadedness. What to do? What could it be?
I am two weeks post thyroidectomy. I have a lump at the incision site that is the size of a golf ball. Should I be worried?
Thyroid: Call and see your doctor immediately. Maybe blood or infection. If the surgeon is not available go to the er ...Read more
Had Ir port placement on 12/15/17 with no complications. At this time, a pea sized lump has formed at the incision site on my neck. What is it?
Catheter: That "lump" may be the catheter under the skin. It is tunneled from the port on your chest wall up to the vein in your neck, where it enters the bloodstream. Depending on the particulars of the procedure, you may be feeling the catheter itself. Nothing to worry about! If you develop redness, drainage or fever you should get it looked at right away. ...Read more
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
I've had a fusion and discectomy L5-S1 7 weeks ago I have had a lump about an inch above the incision site which gets bigger at times and is tender,?
There are multiple potential considerations. It can be a reaction to the suture mistrial at the top
Of your incision, it can be the spinous process right above your surgery, which can become more prominent especially if the lower spinous process is removed, it can be a fluid collection known as a Seroma as well. I would not hesitate to make your surgeon aware. ...Read more
My husband had a cardio-cath done last week and I have a question not in the literature. He has no discoloration or swelling at the incision site but has a huge hard lump under the skin. Should I insist on his going to the er?
I assume this was done through the groin, not the arm. It's very common to have a painful bump in the area they inserted the catheter. It will last a week or so. They should have advised him to avoid stairs and lifting for a week. If he were bleeding under his skin, the entire area would be swelling, and he'd be feeling weak and light-headed. When in doubt, call the cardiologist who did the catheterization.
I'm speaking from personal experience, not as a podiatrist. It took a week for my pain and bump to go down.
Who would have thought that the way to a man's heart is through his groin?
Hope this helps. ...Read more
I had an abscess in my armpit that was lanced and drained four days ago, and I just noticed a hard lump that's bigger than the original abscess slightly above the incision site, it's hard and painful when touched, is this normal?
Infected site: The incision site would be red, swollen and hot to touch. The cut skin sides are not joined together by staples or sutures there may be drainage of purulent fluid with smell or bubbly crepitus underneath the skin. It can be superficial, deep in fascia or in the organ inside. Thanks. ...Read more
I had finger surgery about 2 weeks ago and near the incision site and all around it my finger is peeling is this normal?
Yes: Peeling is part of healing, as the swelling goes down and extra damaged skin is replaced by new, young skin. Light itching also is part of healing. Otherwise do not hesitate to call the surgeons based on his/her recommendations. ...Read more
Severe burning pain in abdominal area feels like my insides are burning incision site is warm to the touch and also a bulge around the incision?
I had a section of skin removed due to melanoma and now around the incision site, I'm getting zits like crazy thatwont go away? Should I be concerned?
Yes: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more
I had a vaginal robotic assisted hysterectomy a month ago I am now having more pain in my left lower abdomen incision site. And inside my abdomen. Is?
? Question: Your question was cut off, but generally speaking if you have any issues related to your recent surgery, I would call the surgeon as soon as possible as they would know your case best and may want to see you and examine you to assure all is healing appropriately and for continuity of care. Best wishes. ...Read more
I had an laparoscopic endometrial ablation in 2008. I always had a black spot at the incision site. Last week whatever the spot was started coming out?
Clarification: Endometrial ablations can not be done laparoscopically. They are done entering the uterus directly through the vagina. Please clarify what procedure was done. If there is concern regarding a surgical incision of the skin then that should be evaluated with a physical exam to determine the cause and treatment ...Read more
Should I go back to er? In a lot of pain from procedure eight days ago. I have eight stints and had another heart cauterization last thursday, eight days ago. I have some swelling above the incision site, minimal, but the pain in my groin is getting worse
Is it normal to have discomfort near and below incision site one year after inguinal hernia surgery on right side?
Here are some...: The reported lingering discomfort near and below the incision for inguinal herniorrhaphy is nothing uncommon and may eventual fade away, but could last forever. Despite such uncertainty, doing nothing if tolerable is still the most practical care after learning how to adopt and adapt to such postoperative consequence, although very occasionally additional invasive procedure may be needed. ...Read more
I had a ingunal hernia repair 3 weeks ago. The surgon did it open. I still have burning pain hard to get OOB and a lump under incison site is this ok?
Probably: It is not unusual to have pain 3 weeks after open hernia repair. The burning you feel could be the nerve and his too can be normal in the first few weeks. Both should be improving rather than worsening. If either of these are worsening or not improving over the next few weeks see your surgeon. ...Read more
I have a lump that sometimes intermittently hurts near one of my laparoscopic incision. What could it be?
I have a lump under incision from tubal. If it takes months to go away will it affect excercising and dieting?
Gallbladder removed by kh 3wks ago. Have pulling sensation and hard lump under top incision. Can't stretch fully as it pulls. Should I be concerned?
I had a cyst removed 2 weeks ago from my neck. Now it feels lumpy underneath the incision maybe a lump 1/4 the size of the cyst. Will it get flat agn?
Follow up: You need to be seen by the Surgeon to determine if the change is consistent with post-op healing process. It's hard to give you the right answer without proper examination. ...Read more
Tiny lump right inside anus, was told abscess. Made incision on outside. 10 day later have lump on outside by incision (no pain) Incision area black?
Old blood?: This could be old blood coagulated. Is it tender? Redness surrounding? Could also be some scar tissue as part of healing process. ...Read more
I had an anterior total hip replcment 8 mos. Ago but there is a large lump next to the incision. It looks like fatty tissue and is affecting mobility?
Re see surgeon: Would re see your surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more
I had gallbladder surgery today and I just felt 2 lump / knots near the upper incision is this normal?
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