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Our 13 month boston terrier had an umbilica hernia repait

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hi. our 13 month boston terrier had an umbilica hernia repait when she was spayed a couple months back. she's recently developed a hardness in the same area and i want to know if we should be concerned
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the boston terrier?
Customer: shes in great health and this hardness just developed.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 2 months ago.

If there is a hardness in the area of the repair I would advise a veterinary recheck appointment on Monday to ensure that the hernia has not recurred. If you see any issues with vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy or the area becomes hot to the touch then please consider a veterinary er as a precaution

There is a possibility even at this late date that it is a suture reaction or it can be a recurrence of the hernia and if it is hard that can be more concerning then soft and reducible. So as a precaution I would advise having it evaluated to ensure there is no cause for concern.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 2 months ago.

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