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I had a double bilateral inguinal surgery like 2 months back

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I had a double bilateral inguinal surgery like 2 months back and when they verified the hernia with the ultrasound I noticed this other lump to the right of my belly button. I asked them to check it with the ultrasound but there was no hernia present so they said don't worry and I ignored it. Now its still there, the size is still the same, and it still has no tenderness. It is extremely noticeable from sitting or standing when looking down. It almost looks as my stomach is crooked. The bump is exactly where the lower right ab muscle is located. I can push it in it is not hard.

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Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 4 years ago.

Dr. Owen :

Hello, and I am pleased to help, use of my answers are for educational purposes only.

Dr. Owen :

So you have this lump near your belly button - also known as the umbilicus, correct?

Dr. Owen :

Well an ultrasound may not be that specific for checking the Fascial layer, in other words if this was a hernia, the Ultrasound might not notice the defect.

Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 4 years ago.
Well an ultrasound may not be that specific for checking the Fascial layer, in other words if this was a hernia, the Ultrasound might not notice the defect.

So, to help, a good General surgeon would know what an Umbilical hernia feels like, and also a CT scan or a MRI has greater spcificity to check for a small defect in the fascia that would better be known as a hernia.
I hope this helps
Please provide Excellent feedback, thank you - and thank you for your pictures.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
i thought maybe it was a spigelian hernia ... it has the same characteristics of it .. it not next to belly it where my lower right ab muscle would be to the right of belly button
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 4 years ago.
Well the only really way of knowing is to have a 'Surgeon' do the exam and/or have a CT scan or MRI -
I hope this helps
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