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Swelling in lower abdomen, noticeable on standing. Total hysterectomy done. Treatment?

Hi, My mom had a total hysterctomy done in the month of Septembr, 2010. Since then she had been having an unsual swelling on the left hand ide of the lower abdomen . Else she is keeping absoutly hale n healthy. However in past week this swelling has incresed a little more causing a concern to us. While standing this swelling becomes quite visible, and completely invisble while sitting and sleeping. What can be the probable reason? coudld you please help. Many thanks
Asked On : Wed, 27 Jun 2012
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Thanks for your query.
your mom is suffering from Hernia.It is in the region of left lower abdomen so most probably it is inguinal or femoral hernia.Hernia is a condition in which intestine protruded from natural opening of body when intra abdominal pressure increases & it goes back when it decreases that is the reason she gets swelling on standing & invisible on sitting or sleeping.
there are possibility of incisional hernia if it protruded from operative scar.
The complication of it is strangulation when it comes out but by any reason not returned inside this is an emmergency.
Just keep hand on the part while you have strain like passing stool ,laughing ,lifting heavy weight etc.the perment solution is surgery.Thanks

Answered: Wed, 27 Jun 2012
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