Topic: RE: Hernia symptoms?
I had open RNY and developed a severe wound infection with full dehiscence. My fascia completely separated as well so my surgeon said I am 100% guaranteed to develop a hernia within 6-9 months.
I'm now almost 4 months post-op, and have slacked off on not picking up heavy things. A couple of times, after lifting something heavy (once I picked up my 65 pound son, that kind of thing), I have felt some mild pain and what seemed like a....I don't know....lump, I guess....just to the right of my incision scar.
The pain doesn't usually last long (a few hours) and truth be told, there are a lot of new bumps and lumps in my abdomen due to multiple procedures done during my surgery. Still, I'm thinking it might be the beginning of my hernia.
If you've had a post-op hernia, were your symptoms sudden? Painful? Happened after straining or lifting? Not? Tell me how it went for you.