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Inguinal hernia repair w/ PHS mesh in 2008. Since then, a hard lump has formed under the incision scar, and it's painful in 2015. Lipoma? Thoughts?

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In brief: Possibilities are

hypertrophic scar, recurrent hernia, or delayed infection.
See your original surgeon or another surgeon if he/she is no longer available. Lipoma is not likely if the lump is hard, because lipoma is usually soft.

In brief: Possibilities are

hypertrophic scar, recurrent hernia, or delayed infection.
See your original surgeon or another surgeon if he/she is no longer available. Lipoma is not likely if the lump is hard, because lipoma is usually soft.
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