had an umbilical hernia repaired. I felt great the day of the op, and the first post-op day. On the 2nd day, I ended up in the hospital with severe dehydration. I took a whole bag of fluid.
While there, the ER doctor squeezed a sore lump
in my stomach I hadn't noticed before, about 2-2 1/2" directly above
where the lump
had been in my navel (navel was removed during surgery). It's a fairly good sized lump
(about baseball sized) and is more pronounced when I stand up.