Pain is about 1" to my right of my belly button. And yes, it is tender and hurts to the touch. Lots of reflux, which I assume is normal post op and a part of life but the pain worries me. I appreciate your help with this!
If there is a distinct "lump" it is not easily discernible on self exam, though I may not be applying enough pressure due to pain. Post operative it would throb and become excruciating from coughing, sneezing, etc but now it is achy pain and very tender to touch.
No redness but there is still a numb feeling where I can't feel anything. I was told it was normal due to the trauma of removing an organ. I'm not confident in my surgeon, however, she is in her 30's and it feels like she didn't have the years of experience as others would have and wanted to be dismissive with my complaints.
I attached a picture with my fingers on the tender spot. I feel weird sending a belly shot to a stranger, but hey... Welcome to the internet.
I was told after a manual exam 10 days post op that it was a hematoma. After surgery I felt that the incisions were healing well but the internal pain was excruciating. If I coughed or sneezed it would drop me to the floor. The surgeon did no tests or exams.