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Date Joined Sep 2005
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   Posted 6/17/2009 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm eight  months post reversal.  about the first of this month I noticed a small bulge just to the right of my incision.  Of course my whole abdomen is bulgey and bumpy from all the drain cuts and  retention sutures, but it's gotten a little bigger and sometimes makes a gurgling noise when pressed.
Anybody have a similar experience?  I believe this is called, appropriately enough, an incisional hernia.  ( I had double inguinals and an umbilical repaired five years ago.)

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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 6/18/2009 2:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I know exactly what you are going through! In fact, I am having my third hernia repair surgery this Thursday since February!

Mine is so big it looks like a baby's head. It is quite painful, and it is the biggest one I've experienced. I have the gurgling noises also. I compare it to when I had the colostomy bag, and you could feel the gurgle happening, and the "feeling" of when the bowel movement was passing.

I hope that this will be my last surgery! My problems started in August of 2008 when I had emergency surgery to remove an abcess. It was attached to my bladder and colon, and was in the hospital for three weeks.

My surgeon tells me to wear a hernia belt or some sort of body shaping underwear. I wear Spanx to hold my stomach in place. It was uncomfortable at first, but now I can't even sleep without them!

Best of luck to you!
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