I just had a question to see if anyone was familiar with.
I am a 27 year old male who had surgery almost 3 years ago at the Shouldice hospital in Canada. I had surgery on a recurrent R inguinal hernia(first repair was laparoscopic with mesh that was a direct hernia, recurred within a month and was found to be indirect recurrence at Shouldice) and also 2 epigastric hernia repairs at Shouldice on the same admission.
I have had bloating and digestive issues ever since the laprascopic repair. Have you ever heard of this occurring Dr. Towfigh? Digestive enzymes seem to help, but I had no issues prior and have tried to eliminate certain foods to no avail. I also have what I can only describe as a small fixed lump not visible above the skin near my incision site in both my groin and above my belly button. They are both there when I lay down and do not hurt at all unless I palpate them a lot. I do a lot of weightlifting and they do not bother me and all and I do not get pain at the site except for the occasional tugging sensation, but this is few and far between. I had Shouldice check them out and they said whatever it was is very small and had no cough impulse and their best guess is a piece of fat in between the sutures or scar tissue. Several doctors felt them and said they did not feel it to be a recurrence. I did not know if scar tissue could be felt like this. I know your not examining me yourself, but I did not know if you have stumbled upon this in your practice. Thanks for your time.
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