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Incisional hernia after transplant: Anyone else?

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Hi @btwest6, You are suffering from an incisional hernia? I have heard those are terribly painful. I know that both @blueve97 and @sickvick have struggled with incisional hernias. Perhaps they can share their story with you.

You might be interested in reading this article from UCSF on incisional hernias: https://transplantsurgery.ucsf.edu/conditions–procedures/ventral-(incisional)-hernia.aspx

If you would like a good long read, there is also this study that was published on liver transplant specific incisional hernias: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6689349/

@btwest6, Do you currently have one and are looking into removal? Can you share with us a little more about your story?

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Hello…My liver transplant was in October 2020, I noticed my stomach above my bellybutton
Was getting big and discovered the lump by my liver area about end of January/or first two
Weeks in February. No pain, no other body symptoms. I had an mri and dr who read xray said
I had a Sonoma. Met with my surgeon after she read the disk that is when she told me about
The hernia. I have to wear a tight elastic wide band around my stomach which feels better
Than not wearing one. Needless to say I need surgery but doctor wants to wait till I reach my 6 mo mark. Not happy to think I need to go back.