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

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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In brief: Scar tissue

Unless there are signs of infection, the most likely reason is the formation of scar tissue.
Another possibility is a hernia. You should see your surgeon to evaluate.

In brief: Scar tissue

Unless there are signs of infection, the most likely reason is the formation of scar tissue.
Another possibility is a hernia. You should see your surgeon to evaluate.
Dr. Leonard Metildi
Dr. Leonard Metildi
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