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2nd hernia repair in 4 days ascites leak after first surgery should I expect more leakage?

2nd hernia repair in 4 days ascites leak after first surgery should I expect more leakage?

Possible: If you have leak of ascetic fluid in first surgery , will have same in the second surgery., cirrhotic patients with ascots , if entered into peritoneum , fluid will leak , wound healing will be delayed. ...Read more

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How long after hernia surgery before fluid will drain?

How long after hernia surgery before fluid will drain?

Unclear : I'm not sure what you're referring to. In case you're referring to a fluid collection where the lump used to be, this is known as a seroma, and usually takes on the order of weeks to months for the body to absorb the fluid on its own. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can abdominal scar tissue come back after being surgically removed? Still having chronic lower right abdominal pain after tah and abd exploratory surg

Can abdominal scar tissue come back after being surgically removed? Still having chronic lower right abdominal pain after tah and abd exploratory surg

Very difficult: Intra abdominal scar tissue is a very difficult thing to prevent following any surgical procedure. Many attempts at irrigating, washing and even bathing the organs in various solutions to minimize scar tissue and subsequent adheres ions have been tried with mixed success. You may benefit from time to allow the initial scar to subside but any post surgical pain should be reported to the surgeon. ...Read more

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Can fatigue and belly button pain be normal 4 weeks after laproscopic surgery for endometriosis?

Can fatigue and belly button pain be normal 4 weeks after laproscopic surgery for endometriosis?

Yes: Feeling tired and having pain around the incision is normal. If there is redness, firmness or drainage around the incision, or if your are having fevers you should let your gyn know ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

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Abdominal swelling after total gastrectomy?

Abdominal swelling after total gastrectomy?

Depends: It depends how long after gastrectomy. If the swelling happens a few days later, it can be due to infection or bleeding. If it's just mild swelling, sometime it is just due to bloated intestines. If the gastrectomy was several weeks or months ago, the considerations include ascites (abdominal fluid), a hernia, versus tumor regrowth. Talk with your surgeon to learn more. ...Read more

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Abdominal exercise after umbilical surgery please?

Abdominal exercise after umbilical surgery please?

Post Surgery: I always defer this question to the surgeon who performed the procedure and who will likely do a follow up examination. The surgeon knows what procedure was done, possible complications and how you are healing. Take care. ...Read more

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How long after laparoscopic abdominal surgery should/must bowel movements reoccur?

How long after laparoscopic abdominal surgery should/must bowel movements reoccur?

BM: You should have a bowel movement by three days after laparoscopy. If you have not had a bowel movement, call your surgeon. :) ...Read more

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After 6-8 weeks after abdominal surgery ?Can i masturbate?

After 6-8 weeks after abdominal surgery ?Can i masturbate?

It's ok: After 6-8 weeks from surgery there shouldn't be any reason why you can't masterbate from a healing perspective from surgery. ...Read more

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What can cause fluid to leak from incision 4 months after galbladder was removed?

What can cause fluid to leak from incision 4 months after galbladder was removed?

Possible infection: Incisions are not supposed to leak fluids. I would inform the surgeon asap. ...Read more

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Can abdomen bloating cause pain on incision from open hernia repair 7 weeks post-op?

Maybe: It could the the bloating is the cause of pain that it felt at the incision site, or is stretching the incision sight slightly and causing pain. Neither case should cause severe pain. If it is severe or progressive, or you think something is "not right", call your surgeon for an exam to check it out. ...Read more

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What could be severe right abdomen pain 4 weeks after 5 abdominal hernia repair, diastasis repair and 2 meshes?

What could be severe right abdomen pain 4 weeks after 5 abdominal hernia repair, diastasis repair and 2 meshes?

Call your surgeon: Depends on location of the hernia and technique of repair and mesh fixation. For some ventral hernias, it would not be uncommon to have muscle spasms and pain at 4 weeks after surgery, but only your surgeon can sort this out best. May want to ask him/her about adding muscle relaxant to pain meds. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Bad backache after keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst? Is this normal? 4 days post op

Bad backache after keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst? Is this normal? 4 days post op

Not normal: Four days after surgery, you should be improving, not getting worse. You should talk with your surgeon urgently. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic surgery 7 days ago for umbilical incisional hernia, repaired with 6" long mesh, still having lots of pain left lower tummy.normal?

Yes: yes the pain will be there for a while you can minimizing it by wearing abdominal binder and applying some heat and make sure your bowls are regular ...Read more

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Had gall bladder removal surgery (laprascopic) developed ascites afterwards, is that possible?

Had gall bladder removal surgery (laprascopic) developed ascites afterwards, is that possible?

Unusual: Should see and ask your surgeon. Fluid intraperitoneally may just be from fluid (irrigation) used during surgery . But other possibilities include bile leak or bleeding or pancreatitis, if you are not improving, get followup and find out what the ascites is and why you have it- underlying liver disease , heart failure etc. ...Read more

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Does ascites fluid leak into the groin area after a hernia repair if you have cirrhosis with ascites.

Does ascites fluid leak into the groin area after a hernia repair if you have cirrhosis with ascites.

Get treated: Treatment is necessary to control the ascites and prevent it from leaking through your recent incision. Okay to call your surgery team. ...Read more

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How serious is belly button hernia after laparoscopic surgery of colectomy in adults?

How serious is belly button hernia after laparoscopic surgery of colectomy in adults?

Depends: The size and what is protruding through hernia and if the contents get stuck. All these things determine how serious. If it hurts or bothers you or is stuck go see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Why does fluid build up after hernia surgery?

Fluid: Fluid (called seroma) can build up in the empty space where the hernia had been. Also the tissues around the surgical site can become temporarily swollen and firm. This fluid formation is common, is more noticeable after repair of larger hernias, and resolves over several days to a few weeks. ...Read more

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Should a large seroma from dbl lap hernia surgery be gone after 6 months?

Should a large seroma from dbl lap hernia surgery be gone after 6 months?

Usually : A seroma is a fluid collection that forms in body spaces, such as where a hernia bulge was present before surgery; the larger the hernia, the higher the probability of a seroma forming. This is typically reabsorbed within weeks after surgery, although underlying mesh may slow this down. Rarely, it persists for months and may require aspiration. I advise you to return to see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can a lot of sneezing affect inguinal hernia repair 4 weeks after surgery?

Can a lot of sneezing affect inguinal hernia repair 4 weeks after surgery?

Shouldn't : While anything can happen, sneezing shouldn't affect the outcome from your hernia repair. If you think there's a problem based on pain or a recurrent lump, be sure to see your surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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