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I had a colectomy 4 months ago and now have a hernia the size of a grapefruit it has been starting to hurt, especially when I cough.

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In brief: Not Uncommon

Not Uncommon, unfortunately.
This is why laparoscopy is being used more and more for colectomies. For you, it is time to get the hernia evaluated and repaired with mesh. Consider laparoscopic approach, if possible. See your local, trusted general surgeon. Good luck!

In brief: Not Uncommon

Not Uncommon, unfortunately.
This is why laparoscopy is being used more and more for colectomies. For you, it is time to get the hernia evaluated and repaired with mesh. Consider laparoscopic approach, if possible. See your local, trusted general surgeon. Good luck!
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