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How do fluids drain from the abdomen?

How do fluids drain from the abdomen?

Absorption: If they are outside of the gut and simply free in the abdomen your body will gradually absorbe them. ...Read more

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How do they drain away the fluid from the abdomen?

How do they drain away the fluid from the abdomen?

With a tiny needle: After local anesthesia, a small needle is inserted just below the belly button. Fluid comes out easily and drains. ...Read more

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Had diep surgery last thurs. One abdomen drain came out and oozed dr told me what to do. Steri strip got wet and came off. Should i be concerned?

Had diep surgery last thurs.  One abdomen drain came out and oozed dr told me what to do.  Steri strip got wet and  came off.  Should i be concerned?

Drain Site: If your drain site is actively draining you can cover it with a dry gauze and change when necessary. You should schedule a follow-up visit with your surgeon as soon as possible though. ...Read more

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How do u know if hematoma needs to be drained? Just got diagnosed with golf ball size postprocedural hematoma of abdominal wall. Causing pain

How do u know if hematoma needs to be drained? Just got diagnosed with golf ball size postprocedural hematoma of abdominal wall. Causing pain

Certain situations: Reasons to drain a hematoma might include enlarging size that suggests ongoing bleeding, infection, compression of adjacent structures, or external bleeding. If none of these are present, the hematoma will get reabsorbed over time on its own. Speak with your surgeon if you are concerned about it. ...Read more

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I've got lymphedema. Lymphedema is not draining much especially around abdominal area. Are there any good yoga poses for lymphedema drainage?

I've got lymphedema. Lymphedema is not draining much especially around abdominal area. Are there any good yoga poses for lymphedema drainage?

First try: The traditional treatments , measured eastic bandages elivation , edema pumps etc, advise from your doctor , including physical thrapy. If there is infection to eliminate it( treat ) , then if you want and if you can do try 'shirashasana' for couple of hrs stay on your head with legs up in air . Easpecially good for leg edema. ...Read more

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I had a random water blister appear on my lower abdomen(about 1"x.5"). Could've been a burn. I drained it. Now that flesh is exposed. What to do?

I had a random water blister appear on my lower abdomen(about 1"x.5"). Could've been a burn. I drained it. Now that flesh is exposed. What to do?

Apply Neosporin: and dress daily.Keep it dry and observe for signs of infection( increasing or spreading redness,pus like drainage,increasing tenderness,swelling). If this occurs,U will need antibiotics.?? ...Read more

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Lap & open appendectomy 3 weeks ago. Still feel pain in lower center abdomen when urinates. Drain & catheter used. Urine test shows no UTI. Reasons?

Lap & open appendectomy 3 weeks ago. Still feel pain in lower center abdomen when urinates. Drain & catheter used. Urine test shows no UTI. Reasons?

Normal: There are a variety of aches and pains that come and go during the recovery period of a traumatic event such as an abdominal operation. These will eventually fade away in the coming 6-8 weeks. May have some residual. Also very common to become fatigued easily for weeks to months, but there is high variability of this. You can always check with your surgeon as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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4 days ago a cluster of red blisters appeared on my lower abdomen. They did not hurt or itch till yesterday. Now the blisters have drained and it's becoming very red painful and itchy and another cluster appeared yesterday right above my belly button?

4 days ago a cluster of red blisters appeared on my lower abdomen. They did not hurt or itch till yesterday. Now the blisters have drained and it's becoming very red painful and itchy and another cluster appeared yesterday right above my belly button?

Get examined : Painful blistering lesions on skin can be a manifestation of herpes zoster (shingles) that can be treated with medication. Redness spreading from area of blistering rash can indicate cellulitis or worse early facilitate. Celiac disease can cause painful blistering rash known as dermatitis herpetiformis. Allergic reactions to plants (poison ivy), foods & medications can cause painful blistering ...Read more