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Experience:  Over two decades of clinical practice. Completed a medical internship in New York City
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I had an umbilical hernia repair done nearly two weeks ago.

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I had an umbilical hernia repair done nearly two weeks ago. Since then I have developed a lump below my belly button and the whole area around it is tender and painful. The op scar is above my belly button and looks ok. I had a lot of bruising in my lower abdomen so gp took blood but they are normal however unsure what is causing the pain. Has started me on antibiotics in case of infection but painkillers don't help. Any other ideas what the problem may be.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 1 year ago.

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How tall are you and how much do you weigh?

How large is the lump? Can you make it smaller by pushing on it?

Do you have any other medical problems or take any medications?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am female, 5" 7 in, 18st. The lump is approximately 3cm in size, is solid and cannot be made smaller, I am on thyroxine, amlodipine, duloxetine, topiramate.
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for that additional information.

You need to see your surgeon, first thing this week and let her take a look at this lump. I can be many, many things....and all of them should be evaluated by the original surgeon, not the GP.

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