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    What causes a stomach lump after nephrectomy?

I had my left kidney removed three weeks ago, it was by laproscopic hand-assisted, and now I have a strange looking bump, on my stomach.lt sticks out strange there, with a large crease, on the right side of my navel? What is this? Will it ever go away? It hurts there now and is more sensitive than even where the incisions are. What is this?
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
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Hello and welcome to 'Ask A Doctor' service.

It could be a hematoma at the port site( incision made for insertion laparoscopic instruments).
If the size is large or incase of pain lr discharge it is better to consult our urologist/surgeon and get evaluated.
It is nothing but a collection at the incision site. You can go for an ultrasound to know the size and extent of the lesion.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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