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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Have cellulitis on my lower abdomen. Had it drained by dr and put on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 7 days. Could this be MRSA?

Have cellulitis on my lower abdomen. Had it drained by dr and put on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 7 days. Could this be MRSA?

Yes, maybe MRSA: In otherwise healthy people, non-rectal/genital cellulitis and skin abscesses (that's probably what required drainage) are caused by strep or staph, and many staph infections are MRSA. So it's definitely possible. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is the recommended antibiotic because it covers them all, including MRSA. Most likely a culture test was done and will tell whether or not it's MRSA. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Keep getting abdominal pain, feeling drained no energy tired, bad stomach like symptoms going on 3 weeks now notesd my stool had spegatie like things?

Keep getting abdominal pain, feeling drained no energy tired, bad stomach like symptoms going on 3 weeks now notesd my stool had spegatie like things?

Virus?: Sounds like you need to go in for a thorough exam at your md. Any thing that has symptoms lasting that long should be treated by a professional. Don't wait any longer! ...Read more

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I have an reoccurring abdominal seroma, it has been drained several times, so now I am getting surgery Friday for it, how is this surgery done?

I have an reoccurring abdominal seroma, it has been drained several times, so now I am getting surgery Friday for it, how is this surgery done?

Seroma: Normally these are drained and resolve - however occasional they re occur. Surgery is usually minor and involves removing the seroma and the capsule that may have developed around it. They may use the same incision site from your previous surgery or may make a fresh incision to remove the seroma. Good luck ...Read more

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Pilonidal cyst drained a 2 weeks ago, right lower abdo pain for few days (appendix been removed) could abdominal pain be related to cyst being drained?

Pilonidal cyst drained a 2 weeks ago, right lower abdo pain for few days (appendix been removed) could abdominal pain be related to cyst being drained?

Unlikely: Is the abscess healing well? There is probably no relation between the two conditions. You could have a colon or ovarian issue or a kidney stone causing the abdominal pain. Get it checked. ...Read more

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Can intra abdominal abscesses return 6 months after they have been drained? They were caused by a ruptured appendix.

Can intra abdominal abscesses return 6 months after they have been drained? They were caused by a ruptured appendix.

No: If you have symptoms in the same area as the prior abscess then you should see your doctor to be examined. An abscess would not sit there silently for 6 months without causing a problem. ...Read more

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Stage 3 ovarian cancer diagnosed 2 weeks ago spread to abdomen. Drained fluid only. Docs say liver&kidney too poor for chemo. What are next options?

Stage 3 ovarian cancer diagnosed 2 weeks ago spread to abdomen. Drained fluid only. Docs say liver&kidney too poor for chemo. What are next options?

Get other opinions: If you were my patient I would recommend getting another opinion especially at a center that may have access to experimental protocols. Ask if there is anything to do to improve your chances for getting chemo. Surround yourself with supportive family and friends. ...Read more

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In Feb., I had intra abdominal abscesses from a ruptured appendix drained. On 7/14/14, I have pain in my belly button. Could this be related?

In Feb., I had intra abdominal abscesses from a ruptured appendix drained. On 7/14/14, I have pain in my belly button. Could this be related?

? Laparacope used: If you had a scope used through the Umbilcus (belly button) it wold be more likely. Some scarring may cause issues internally and be referred to belly button too, or it may not be related a tall. If the pains continue, see the doc. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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How do u get rid of a golf ball size hematoma in your abdominal wall after lap band removal on 5/15/13? Or should I be drained? (frustrated w surgeon)

Hematomas resolve: Alternating heat and cold therapy helps break up clot and helps the body dissolve the blood. Reabsorption will just take time. If the area is painful or otherwise bothersome, like it interferes with daily activity, it may need to be aspirated or drained. Redness and swelling may occur if it becomes infected. Infection can be started just by sticking a needle into it, so, if no symptoms - wait. ...Read more

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