Lump at incision site

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I can feel a small lump at incision site Was put on contraceptive pill which relieved it for a while but once I started abdo exercises pain came back as bad as ever. ? endometriosis, is surgery advisable? Does it help?
Call your doctor's office. You should report any pain or redness at the incision site. They should check you a week after major surgery anyway. Don't hesitate to call them. It could be a serious complication. Good luck.
Hi, I think it's normal I noticed a knot or lump at my incision site as well it and any bruising will eventually go away. I just relaxed a lot and geeked out playing Skyrim , ME3 and a few others lol. It took me a good 6 months before I felt "normal" again so just try to relax take care of yourself and take it slow like michellepetkus said.
Is there anyone that has had the surgery that developed a lump on the incision site? It's a pretty massive lump- so much so that when people come to visit- they look at my head and say, Whoa what is that lump??? Seriously- it looks like a growth! I went Monday and had the staples removed and asked the nurse about the lump. She said it was fine- not oozing, not infected, etc. She said it was just swollen.
Hi, just read your message on the lump on your neck, I just had 4,5, and 6 anterior fusion and I have the same lump at the neck incision area, my surgery was 11/18/14 and was never given a neck brace even after i mentioned it, so two days after going home I called and got a perscription steriod pack and told to use ice packs at the site. did the ice and working on the precription, so far swelling is smaller but still feels knotted up, Have you had any luck with this?
I had acdf surgery on March 4 and I have a hard lump at the incision site. My pcp sent me for an ultrasound to check for an absess but there was none. Does anyone know if this normal?
I asked if the lump should be circled, she said no, the surgeon knew where it was. The surgeon told me he made his incision at the red X, and found a mass so he took it. There was no mass there or indicated on pathology. He screwed up, and now I have to start all over again from scratch, with 2 nasty scars on my right breast, and still no correct diagnosis. I am furious and don't know where to turn. I am scared that this is a cancer, and he didnot get it. Any suggestions?
I was just patting my incision dry after washing my face and noticed that at the very left of my incision there is a hard(ish) bump. It's a bit sore, maybe tender is a better word. Any ideas on what this could be???
Today, Nov 2002, I found another tiny lump almost at the same site, near the surgical scar. What are the chances of the can recurring or am I being paranoid? I will however be getting it checked. In the meantime what is your opinion?
It's not all that uncommon for the edges of the incision to feel a bit hard, depending on how skilled the doctor is at stitching. When I had one of my girls spayed the vet was relatively new to the practice and one end of her incision was all puffed up (not swollen, though, just hard and puffed up) and HARD!
New to the site, but very concerned. I went to my Dr. about a tender lump in my right breast at the 9 o'clock position. I am 23 years old, and do not have a history or breast cancer. My doctor sent me for a Mamm where I was then sent (by request of the technician) for an ultrasound. It has been concluded that I have a 104x1.6x.8 cm slightly heterogeneous breast nodule. My Dr. wants to have the mass removed, not just a biospy done.
Finally, sometimes, and rarely, a lump can be from a hernia which is a weakness at the incision site. In those cases, fat and sometimes bowel can push through the weakness and cause a bulge. I cannot comment on whether you should take the extra antibiotic or not. You need to check in with your doc about that. Take care!
If you are running a fever or notice increased redness and swelling at the incision site, it could be a sign of an infection and you should contact your surgeon as soon as possible.. If you are sure that no signs of infection are noticed,and the incision site is well healed,then the pain should gradually subside in due time,but not worsen. You could apply some warm compresses, gently massage your breast, wear a good supportive bra and try not to lift heavy things.
Small tapes or possibly stitches will remain over the incision site, these will be removed at a follow-up appointment. You may be asked to apply medications or ice to the biopsy area or change bandages at home. Advise about showering, bathing and wound care, will be given to you by your surgeon. The area of the biopsy may be bruised right after the procedure and will go away in a few days.
Hi, You need to discuss with your surgeon the option of a biopsy and also the various types of biopsies avaliable to you as an option. That would depend on the clinical examination - the size, site of the lump. Most lumps are non malignant but still need to be investigated further to rule out a malignancy. Do not panic and just discuss all your doubts with your doctor. You could try some OTC painkillers and warm compressus till then. Goodluck.
Instead, your spinal anesthesia will keep your lower body pain free for up to 48 hours. At the same time the anesthesiologist ALSO will keep you sedated with IV meds, so you are completely unaware of anything going on in the OR. In other words, you are NOT awake! When you are in the pre-op area, the nurse will start an IV in the back of your hand, and then the anesthesiologist will come in to talk to you.
If your incision is around the areola (as most breast implant procedures now actually do), then these lumps can reflect a weakened are around the incision site or also possible kelloid formation and scarring which can develop even years after the procedure. I suggest you have this examined by your doctor or surgeon so that it will be properly assessed. Another possibility is fibroadenomas or fibrocystic disease but bilateral presentation of this and at the same area is rather unusual.
A lump at the site of the cath insertion may require treatment. It could be a hematoma, and that is collection of blood clots and other substances that could break away and get in the blood stream causing serious complications from blockage of a vessel. Also, it could be a site of infection. Your dad should arrange a followup for the stent implant procedure to avoid any serious complications. Thanks for sharing, and if you have any followup questions you are welcome to respond.
There's also scar tissue formation during the healing process, which can make the site of the incision (or, needle puncture) feel like a hard lump. Maybe, what you're feeling as being a lump is, in fact, scar tissue.
I discovered one a few day ago, at first it was just sore and itchy and then I found a lip on the labia, on the left side just below my clitoris, at first it didn't hurt but now it does when I tough it, it's probably just smaller than a pea, and my boyfriend says it's not a different colour. I am worried a bit about it, he thinks it's just a spot, but I don't know what to do, should I go to the clinic or doctor to have it checked.
Hey Cysters! I agree with Hudson, your first Cyster as I recall! I had my incision checked at about five weeks too because it was still weeping, better to be safe than sorry! I had a lap years ago for tubiligation and had no lumps, I don't think that's normal either Stircrazy! (The lemondrop martinis were asked for often after you left the Party!) I also heard you had a little coorespondence with the Jesuits StirCrazy! You Go Girl!!! Have a great day you two!
I had no idea! He did use the word abscess instead of cyst. Thanks! I'll let you know how it goes!
I had a TT a week ago and developed a large bump about 1/2" above incision site. It is hard, solid feeling like a small rock and sensitive to touch. It stings b/c of the pressure my neck has on it. Ice packs make me comfortable but once ice wears off, then it stings again. It almost looks like a large adam's apple, however, it is not! I'm female and never had this before. My TT was because of a goiter/hashimotos. It is HOT to the touch.
there is defintely soft tissue around the hard lump, and there's a little bit at the bottoms of my toes, but its not too bad. It hasn't grown, as far as I've noticed. However I still can't wear shoes but that is more linked to the lump on the foot, and because it hurts the incision. Something else I neglected to inform you of is that when I touch the lump, it tingles in my big toe. I mean it hurts, but any pressure, even a light tap results in tingles in my big toe.
I am so glad I visited this site. I am 19 and recently idenfied this lump in my left breast. It started very small with little pain. Three weeks down the line the lump has grown and so has the pain, it feels like someone is stabbing me. Currently I am waiting for my ultra scan appointment. Instead of always taking pain killers I am using a TENS machine which has helped a lot. Until my scan and results I will be very concern as to what this might be. I hope this is not cancer.
first, let me say thanks for taking a rescue pup into your home and into your heart. That is a very good thing! As far as the lump at her incision site, it could certainly be a localized reaction to the suture material, or you might even be feeling the knot of suture material used by the surgeon at the rescue. Is she still eating and drinking ok? Is her demeanor attentive and happy?
well the scar seems to be healing alright however, now there is a lump in my neck right in the middle where the incision was. is this scar tissue or what? and will this go away? its been there since the operation it seems but it doesnt seem to be going away, any thoughts? its quite noticeable (especially to me and when i swallow) and there is some pain upon waking and when i press on it.
Anna, I still get those mystery pains, too. I have nothing left...at all! I just chalk it up to phantom pains and/or gas. When was your last U/S?
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