I recently had my surgery one week ago, and from the day after the surgery I have felt a small lump on the right side. I figured that was the mesh they were using to patch it up, but the lump has become more noticeable; when I stand up straight, the right side is obviously bigger than the left side. The lump does not hurt, but as of now a big concern to me.
I have the same phenomenon and as far as my research in the web went I came to believe that it should be liquid gathering in the area of the Canalis inguinalis. I went under surgery two weeks ago and the lump is still there. Sometimes I have the impression it is a bit bigger then again I think it has less tension in it an it is smaller but I believe that's just imagination.
12 days out, and I have the same thing (I don't know if I want to call it a "problem). It looks like I have an even bigger hernia than before the operation, but I believe that it is just scar tissue, liquid, or a combination of the two. I'm not overly concerned about it. Since you're only a week out, I'd suggest giving it 6-8 weeks to see if it goes away before worrying, unless it gets painful.
I should add that mine progressively got larger. Almost 2 weeks out, and I'm still not sure its done growing.
It's Rubenaryala again: It shrunk down to the size of one half of an average walnut one and a half year after surgery. The surgeon examined it a year after surgery with a sonographic device and confirmed it was an encapsulation of "raw connecting tissue". It has now almost disappeared and did not bother nor disturb me since I knew what it was.
So now to everybody concerned about a hump remaining for a while: Seems to be normal now and then.
15 months post op and still have pain in area from hip to base of penis to low right inguinal area as well as exact spot of rupture/separation. Am angry that MORE pain after the 'practice' of medicine surgery is the result. I want the mesh removed.