Sorry to hear this. @Tizzie 2020 mentions having a hernia after ovarian cancer. Not sure if the circumstances are the same but perhaps they can share with you their experience.
I have a hernia ( not after ovarian cancer ) that is only being monitored and watched. No surgery recommended at this time so that can happen.
Yes, I too developed an incisional hernia after my hysterectomy. I didn't really know what it was early on. The area around the stitches at the top of the scar felt tender and sore at times. I think it might have been six or seven months later that it started to bulge and get uncomfortable. That's when I brought it to the attention of my Gyne Onc. who advised it was very likely an incisional hernia - and apparently quite common post hysterectomy as the body tries to put itself right again. I was told I didn't need to do anything unless it got to the point where it became too uncomfortable. Since I was also very constipated, my hernia kept growing and did get more painful. So, about a year and a half post hysterectomy, I was referred to a Gen. Surgeon, who on examination advised it would be fairly easy to fix with a quick surgery. He did, however, want to see a clear NED scan before he operated on me. In my case, unfortunately, the scan showed a recurrence – not of the ovarian cancer, but of my breast cancer. So, I had to put aside the hernia repair surgery, and am now taking regular stool softeners which keep the bowels moving and manages the flaring up of the hernia. I hope you are able to cope with your discomfort, and if not, then getting another opinion from your gyn onc or a general surgeon might be helpful as well.
All the best!
Thanks for the tag @Lianne_Moderator.