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A 46-year-old male asked:

Is it normal to have a blister like thing with fluid in it 4 days after umbilical hernia surgery ??

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Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
Call or see your doc: Your may be irritated by the tape on your skin. If you were told to use an over the counter antibiotic ointment, that could also be causing the problem
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Healing process: Sometimes fluid can accumulate under the skin as the body heals from surgery. If it's not very painful or red, then it's probably not an emergency, but the surgeon should be notified.
Dr. David Earle
Dr. David Earle commented
General Surgery 31 years experience
The fluid under the skin is very common, and called a seroma. This is different than a blister.
Jul 15, 2014

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