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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Will excessive abdominal fat be removed with surgery?

Will excessive abdominal fat be removed with surgery?

Yes: A plastic surgeon can help with several options on how to proceed ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more