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What is a seroma

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
A fluid sac: It is basically a serous (slightly thicker than water) sac of fluid collection, which sometime develops as a complication after certain surgial proced... Read More
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Fluid collection: Usually lymph fluid or resolving hematoma fluid collection almost anywhere.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Fluid Collection: It is normal and expected for tissue fluid to seep into any open space that follows an operation--we call these fluid collections seromas. In time, t... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
General Surgery 29 years experience
Seroma: It is usually swelling at the area and sometimes some pain or a feeling of sloshing fluid and even sometimes leaking of clear fluid.
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Seroma: Seromas come as a result of a fluid collection under the skin for instance. As the fluid collects it begins to feel tight and can lead to pain. Over... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Radiation: Not sure of the question. A seroma is simply a fluid collection, usually postoperative.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
Depends: Depends on the size and location of the hernia and type of repair. Inguinal hernia repair done open is typically 2-3 weeks, laparoscopic 1-2 weeks. Me... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
No empty spaces: A seromma is a fluid collection our bodies produce in response to the inflammation of healing. After surgery, any "empty spaces" that do not have ti... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 24 years experience
Normal: You have a seroma following an operation. You have had it aspirated only to have the fluid return 12 hours later. You want to know of it is normal. ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
No.: A seroma is a fluid collection that commonly develops in surgical wounds. Provided that its not infected, it usually resolves within weeks after surge... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Usually not required: Most of the serums get absorbed and disappear in few wks , if it is not painful , not pressing on other organs , aspiration is not recommended , as ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Postop Breast Lump: A seroma is a fluid collection that (always) develops in open cavities after surgery. In time, your body will replace this fluid with scar tissue. R... Read More

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