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What could be the cause of discomfort and swelling in the surgical area post hernia surgery?


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Published At December 5, 2023
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

After hernia surgery, I am feeling hot sensation in the region and I noticed that if I stand for a while, the surface will swell and if I touch it, it will go down to come out again. What to do?

Please help.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I went through your query.

I have a few questions.

1. When was the surgery done?

2. For how long you have noticed this post-surgery?

However, it is not unusual to experience some swelling and discomfort in the surgical area following a hernia surgery. This can be due to inflammation and the body's healing process. It is possible that the sensation of heat could be related to increased blood flow and inflammation in the area.

The swelling you mentioned when standing could be attributed to gravity causing fluid accumulation in the surgical site.

I encourage you to reach out to your surgeon or healthcare provider as soon as possible to discuss your symptoms and any concerns you may have. They will be able to provide you with the appropriate guidance and support based on your specific situation.

Hope it helps.

Thanks and regards.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Vandana Andrews
Dr. Vandana Andrews

General Practitioner

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