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What is a seroma

A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
28 years experience General Surgery
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.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Radiation: Not sure of the question. A seroma is simply a fluid collection, usually postoperative.
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
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 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
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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