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Doctor insights on: Abdominal Binder After Surgery

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How does wearing an abdominal binder help resolve a seroma and a weak spot in the abdominal wall?

How does wearing an abdominal binder help resolve a seroma and a weak spot in the abdominal wall?

Resolve with time: Most of the seromas due to surgery especially after incisional hernias repaired with mesh will resolve with or with out abdominal binder binders make some comfortable in others will inter fear with breathing.

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Why does/would wearing an abdominal binder raise my blood pressure? Both diastolic and systolic increased by 10 points, pushing me into hypertensive range 135/105.

Why does/would wearing an abdominal binder raise my blood pressure? Both diastolic and systolic increased by 10 points, pushing me into hypertensive range 135/105.

Blood pressure: It increases venous return and also causes an increase in outflow resistance somewhat. This why fighter pilots wear compression garments which inflate when pulling gs. It helps keep the blood flow up to their brains during high g stress.

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I told last week by my surgeon that I have developed a seroma and I have a weak spot in my abdomen wall. My surgeon gave me an abdominal binder to wear. Now my abdomen hurts more. Is this common?

I told last week by my surgeon that I have developed a seroma and I have a weak spot in my abdomen wall. My surgeon gave me an abdominal binder to wear. Now my abdomen hurts more. Is this common?

Return to surgeon: If I am interpreting correctly, you have had surgery and have complaints around the area of the incision? Seroma is a fluid collection, not uncommonly seen in the incision, which causes pressure. Assuming it is not infected, the seroma can be watched, or if symptomatic, drained. A binder will only increase the pressure and discomfort. You should return to see your surgeon.

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I've been wearing an abdominal support belt, but my back pain hasn't decreased. Could I have a pinched nerve?

I've been wearing an abdominal support belt, but my back pain hasn't decreased. Could I have a pinched nerve?

Possible: Back pain in pregnancy is extremely common. The added weight and the change in the curve of the spine both contribute to the back pain.

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What could cause a rash on the abdomen after surgery?

What could cause a rash on the abdomen after surgery?

Allergic reaction: If the rash is itchy it could be an allergic reaction to surgical prep, to the bandaging tape or antibiotic (if) applied to wound area. If the rash is painful it could be an infection of some type.

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Can you tell me more about exploratory abdominal surgery?

Can you tell me more about exploratory abdominal surgery?

Explore: It is exploratory mean they open to look and find out what it could be wrong in cases that regular x ray and ct scan does not show anything now it could be done via laparoscope.

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What should I expect after abdominal laproscopic surgery?

What should I expect after abdominal laproscopic surgery?

Temporary discomfort: It also depends on what it is done to you. Laparoscopic surgery is a technique that can be used to just look inside your abdomen or perform complex operations to treat a number of conditions. In general some patients feel abdominal distension, shoulder pain and possible nausea. There may also be pain associated with abdominal incisions used to accommodate instruments and scopes.

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Is surgery necessary to correct a weak spot in my abdomen?

Is surgery necessary to correct a weak spot in my abdomen?

Depends: On size, symptoms, and location. Often observed. Some hernias, e.g. Belly button may be followed without surgery, if no symptoms. Groin (inguinal or femoral) and abdominal wall (spigelian) generally get surgically repaired. Incisional hernias may as well (or not). Hernias don't go away on their own, may get bigger, may cause fullness or lump, or obstruction or kink of bowel-surgical emergency).

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What is the definition or description of: abdominal surgery?

What is the definition or description of: abdominal surgery?

Abdominal surgery: Abdominal surgery is an operation performed on the abdominal contents or organs. It may be an open incision surgery or laparoscopic surgery. It could also involve abdominal wall surgery such as hernias. Many organs may need to be treated with abdominal surgery such as liver, spleen, gallbladder, small intestine, colon or large intestine & many different diseases may require abdominal surgery.

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Is soreness and discomfort in the abdomen normal after a surgery?

Is soreness and discomfort in the abdomen normal after a surgery?

Pain: Absolutely. Just make sure you let your surgeon know where it hurts and when it hurts the most.

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I would like help with information on exploratory abdominal surgery?

I would like help with information on exploratory abdominal surgery?

For what?: Usually some undiagnosed abdominal pain, pressure or symptoms like weight loss, bowel dysfunction. Sometimes called exploratory when diagnosis is between appendicitis, ileitis, crohn's, tubal issues etc. Basically looking for a diagnosis, and correction of the problem

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What can I do to regain my strength and abdomen muscles after major surgery?

What can I do to regain my strength and abdomen muscles after major surgery?

PT: You need to have your doctor prescribe a physical therapy evaluation to help you develop a program that will conform to your surgical healing as well. Good luck.

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Since a cpap can introduce air into the abdomen, is it safe to use after a nissan fundoppocation surgery?

Since a cpap can introduce air into the abdomen, is it safe to use after a nissan fundoppocation surgery?

Yes: CPAP by itself really is not pushing air into the stomach. Some people however tend to gulp air when sleeping on cpap. Make sure you have a newer generation "smart" CPAP that adjusts pressure based on level of obstruction. Also make sure you are professionally fitted for your mask type. We routinely have patients on CPAP and bipap after nissen surgery in our hospital.

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What kind of IV access (regular, picc, midline?) is typically used for abdominal anterior resection surgery?

What kind of IV access (regular, picc, midline?) is typically used for abdominal anterior resection surgery?

IV access: If you are relatively healthy and do not require central line, the most is needed peripheral IV access. Your anesthesiologist knows the surgeon, his skills and potential for blood loss, (which is unlikely). Anesthesiologist will make decision what kind of access he/she needs. When the patient is asleep he can start second IV if nessasary.

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What is abdominal endometriosis, can it be harmful to the body, and what does the surgery to remove this consist of?

What is abdominal endometriosis, can it be harmful to the body, and what does the surgery to remove this consist of?

Endometriosis: Endometriosis of the abdominal wall typically presents with a painful abdominal wall mass. Pain can be cyclic with menses or continuously present. Bleeding may also result. Surgery may be indicated for severe symptoms, advanced disease, or failure of medical therapy. Surgery may involve laparoscopic laser ablation or excision.

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I have severe adenomyosis after my baby. Awaiting surgery. I have a severe pulling sensation in my lower right abdomen, is this related?

I have severe adenomyosis after my baby. Awaiting surgery. I have a severe pulling sensation in my lower right abdomen, is this related?

Likely...: But this can also represent other pelvic pathology including endometriosis and-or pelvic adhesions. Have your surgeon comprehensively evaluate your pelvic cavity at the time of surgery and not assume it is adenomyosis (endometriosis of the uterine muscle) as this really can only be diagnosed at the time of a hysterectomy.

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I still have extreme tightness in abdomen, constant discomfort and pain, 20 months after diep flap reconst surgery. Can anything be done?

I still have extreme tightness in abdomen, constant discomfort and pain, 20 months after diep flap reconst surgery. Can anything be done?

Postoperative issues: Certainly see the doctor who performed the operation for medical advice. You should discuss physical therapy options with core stretching and strengthening. This may help improve the discomfort.