A 32-year-old female asked:
Why legs & 1 foot swelling after abdomen hernia repair? being active. had ultrasound on legs said no clots. im 32 overweight, type2 diabetes, arthriti
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General Surgery 43 years experience
Same side.?.?: Is your hernia done open or laparoscopic.?
Is the swelling on the same side you had your groin hernia repair.?
Did the surgeon use a screen?
Did you had a femoral hernia.?
There a slim possibility that you have a pressure against your vein from the repair.,possible vein injury!!!
Ask for venogram, ultrasound is not enough to rule out vein injury.
Check with your surgeon, ask for vascular consult.
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Last updated Sep 30, 2015
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