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Abdominal Fluid After Surgery
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
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
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
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
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
Possible infection: Incisions are not supposed to leak fluids. I would inform the surgeon asap. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not normal: Four days after surgery, you should be improving, not getting worse. You should talk with your surgeon urgently. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does ascites fluid leak into the groin area after a hernia repair if you have cirrhosis with ascites.
Lower abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating after eating everyday for weeks. Loss of appetite. Lap surgery for removing endometrioma 3 mts ago. Normal?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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