how long for bothersome scar tissue to go away?
In May 2016 I had open mesh repair for a left side inguinal hernia and in October 2016 I had the same done for the right side.
The left side healed up perfectly. It’s as if I never had a hernia there at all. But the right side is, and has always been, a bit bothersome. When I hike or work out, I’ll often get a dull ache coming from the area of the incision. I’ll get a similar discomfort just before a bowel movement as well. I can feel a hard lump underneath the lower end of incision that seems to be the source of the discomfort. Scar tissue I’m guessing? The lump has reduced in size and hardness in the year since the surgery, but the discomfort it causes is still the same.
I’m 32, non-smoker, healthy weight. I had the surgery performed at UCLA by Dr. Charles Chandler. Not seeing any signs of a recurrence visually. Contour is pretty even and I’m not able to reduce anything.
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