if my hernia surgery was "successful"? The bump is back, though in a different place and not as big, yet. And I'm having pain around my belly button.
I see Dr. K. on Wednesday, I was just wondering if anyone had any insight. I'm freaking out right now because it seems like the surgery didn't work and I am soooo disappointed...
If the bump that you had was gone after the repair then it would be considered a successful repair.
If now you have a bump in a different spot it could mean that you have gotten another hernia in a different spot.
You should be able to tell, Lay down on your back and pickup your head and a bit of your shoulders. If your new "hernia" protrudes when you do that it very likely is a hernia.
It can happen to anyone, your best bet is, go see your PCP and have it checked out.