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What is a seroma

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 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
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Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 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 35 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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
General Surgery 30 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.
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Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 36 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
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 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
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 37 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 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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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 40 years experience
Fullness, drainage: Seromas are fairly common after lumpectomy, should be distinguished from a hematoma (blood clot). Both can present with fullness (and discomfort) in ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Maybe: I do not know where it is located or how the hematoma occurred. Hematoma is a collection of blood outside the vascular system. As the body resorbs it... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
General Surgery 39 years experience
Low: The chances are low but not zero. If the symptoms are there don't ignore them , a recurrent hernia is more dangerous than a primary one. Go see the do... Read More
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