Post-op bump under skin - lower abdomen , what is it?

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sfigato
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   Posted 1/5/2011 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I had open RP 4 weeks ago today
Everything is healing nicely
I have a scar from navel down about as low as you can go

At the bottom, just under the skin there is a bump a little smaller than a dime
Definitely a different structure than the vertical scar

Anyone else have this?
What is it and will it go away?
Age at diagnosis 48
Gleason 3+3
Pre-Surgery PSA 5.1, 5.7
Cores Positive: 10 of 12 up to 40%
Treatment: open Surgery Dec 2010

Post Edited (sfigato) : 1/5/2011 7:29:08 PM (GMT-7)


compiler
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   Posted 1/5/2011 10:24 PM (GMT -6)   
umbilical hernia??
 
If very small probably can be ignored.
 
See your doctor
 
Mel

sfigato
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   Posted 1/5/2011 10:44 PM (GMT -6)   
i don't think that's it - I had a hernia once - this is more like a small hard bump under the skin - and down south, not near the navel
Age at diagnosis 48
Gleason 3+3
Pre-Surgery PSA 5.1, 5.7
Cores Positive: 10 of 12 up to 40%
Treatment: open Surgery Dec 2010

142
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   Posted 1/5/2011 11:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Maybe where they tied up the stitches? I would ask the surgeon.
 
I did have a small "knot" that went away, where the internal stitches ended, and they did the outer layer with superglue. They told me the internals were very heavy. I did have a couple of fragments push out through the skin as they dissolved and broke up - was about 3 months out from DaVinci.
 
But asking the doc is best - you paid for it.
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BuiDoi
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   Posted 1/6/2011 12:02 AM (GMT -6)   

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Right at the base of the scar, I have what I could call another Belly-Button.

It is as though they used a staple gun to rivet my tummy to the bone..  Isn't it funny - My scar looks like the Suez-Canal just before being flodded.. . Other scars are just so neat.

Relatively soon after the op. I did develop a 'Bubble' which did split to reveal an infection..   Appropriate Anti-Biotics fixed that up in about 4 days.

I don't think the surgeons care much about we guys...  They make sure that the women are left with petite-scars, so they can wear their  Bikinis...  With us men, it is like they want us to look like we took a land mine in Afghanistan.  confused

 

..

PS - What was you Post-Op Path's  .


Post Edited (BuiDoi) : 1/5/2011 10:05:18 PM (GMT-7)

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