Ventral Hernia

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 9/18/2007 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello all anybody out their have a ventral hernia? I have a 5.2cm ventral hernia that is abut to my transverse colon and I have a bulge that is bulging on my previous incision it hurts almost all the time, at times it feels as if my incision is going to burst open.  Can a incision burst open please reply.
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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 9/19/2007 10:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I've had three different types of hernias. I've had two inguinal, one femoral, and most recently a ventral that was repaired during my colectomy. If your incision is fresh and not completely healed; yes it could break open. If it's an old incision that has healed, then I'd have to say no.
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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 9/19/2007 7:07 PM (GMT -7)   

I had a ventral hernia repaired in Feb 2007, a colostomy and ovarian cyst and my incision is blood red very tender to the touch and their is a bulge that is to the right/left and over my stoma, I have an appointment next week to see a surgeon



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