Umbilica/abdominal Hernia Reccurence in 12 Days - is This Possible?

Hernia repair performed laprascopically using mesh. On day 12 abdominal swelling down with a noted know or hardened area palpated above naval. Have not lifted anything over 2-3 pounds since surgery. What can cause this or could it be something else?

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Is This Possible?

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It is possible that it is a recurrent hernia, but more likely is it that you are feeling the mesh plug that was used to  close the hernia. There are some other possibilities, but only with a visit to your surgeon where you can be examined are you going to get valid reassurance.


Thanks for your question, best wishes.

Seattle Plastic Surgeon

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