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2months post op incisional hernia repair with mesh . Still looks like a hernia to me why?

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

One possibility is that your hernia came back immediately.
( not good but rare ). More commonly there is old blood or fluid (seroma) there that feels like a hernia but will eventually be reabsorbed and go away. Your surgeon should be able to tell you. And Ultrasound or CT scan can help if unsure.

In brief: Depends

One possibility is that your hernia came back immediately.
( not good but rare ). More commonly there is old blood or fluid (seroma) there that feels like a hernia but will eventually be reabsorbed and go away. Your surgeon should be able to tell you. And Ultrasound or CT scan can help if unsure.
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Dr. John Fung
Surgery

In brief: Could be fluid

Post-operative seromas, a collection of fluid at the site of an incision, may cause some protrusion under the skin, looking like a hernia.
It is possible that there is a recurrent hernia also, the only way to know, is to have your surgeon examine you and if necessary to get additional imaging studies. Make an appointment

In brief: Could be fluid

Post-operative seromas, a collection of fluid at the site of an incision, may cause some protrusion under the skin, looking like a hernia.
It is possible that there is a recurrent hernia also, the only way to know, is to have your surgeon examine you and if necessary to get additional imaging studies. Make an appointment
Dr. John Fung
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