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I had a complete hysterectomy in September of 2009. In December of same year, had a pain in my abdomen in which an ultrasound revealed what I was told a cyst or infected stitch. Was prescribed antibiotics and sent home. A month later, pain was worse and ultrasound again revealed same mass but bigger. Another doctor told me he thinks it is a blood clot that has started to calcify. At times it is very painful to touch my stomach in that area. Will this ever go away and if not, will it continue to grow or cause other complications?

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replied May 22nd, 2010
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Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

If this continues to bother you and produce pain and discomfort, then it will need to be removed especially if this clot has calcified.

Usually, such clots even if left behind tend to be absorbed. It makes sense to do further investigations like a CT scan or an MRI of the abdomen for the confirmation of the cause of pain.

The remedy will depend only upon the underlying pathology. Please do consult a surgeon/dermatologist as it is not possible to diagnose online without physical examination.

I sincerely hope this medical information helps. Take care.

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