I have had a tummy tuck, had my tubes removed thru the belly button then had two hernias repaired above the belly button. I now have a lump directly above my belly button which hurts somewhat when I push it in. I tried to take a picture of it but it doesnt show up in the pictures.
What is This Lump Above my Belly Button?
Doctor Answers 6
Bulge above the "belly button"
Several causes for the "bulge are possible : Recurrent hernia(s), gap of the sutures where the muscles were brought together in the midline, scar tissue from the hernia repair, "stalk" of the belly button which is now pulled down after the tummy tuck etc.
Many reasons, many possibilities which your Surgeon can sort out when he examines you
See him and ask questions.
Good luck !!
An MRI or Ultrasound may be needed...
Under these circumstances, it’s appropriate to obtain ultrasound and possibly MRI studies.Depending upon the results revisional surgery may be indicated.
For these reasons, it’s important to consult your plastic surgeon.Your surgeon should be able to formulate an appropriate treatment plan.
Hernia around belly button
It is hard to make a diagnosis without a physical examination.
Therefore, I recommend that you seek consultation with your surgeon.
Nonetheless, the pain that you described upon pressing on the bulged area could be indicative of another hernia.
Best of luck to you.
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I agree with Dr. Skiles it sounds like a recurrent hernia. Revisit with your operating surgeon to get guidance.
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It sounds like this is a problem area for you. Without a picture it is hard to give an opinion, but from your description it sounds like it may be another hernia. You should see your surgeon or regular doctor who will be able to make the diagnosis and recommend treatment options. Good luck.