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Causes Of Seroma
I was diagnosed with a seroma in august. I'm just now returning to work and i was wondering if heavy lifting is going to cause the seroma to swell up?
Can a weak spot in my abdomen be causing a seroma to return almost seven months after lap. Ventral hernia surgery? If not than what could be causing the seroma to return?
No: Seroma probably in pelvis and not in upper abdomen. ...Read more
I know that I have a weak spot and a seroma in my abdomen, can they be causing my abdomen to hurt, swell and cause a cramping feeling in my abdomen?
Yes: A seroma is a collection of serum (liquid part of blood) in your tissue. It usually results from recent surgery. Any collection of static fluid in the body can become infected. If you have a seroma in your abdominal wall, you should be under the care of a surgeon. Buildup of fluid like this can be painful and can cause swelling. ...Read more
Seroma: Seromas come as a result of a fluid collection under the skin for instance. As the fluid collects it begins to feel tight and can lead to pain. Overlying skin may get shiny and red. These are not terribly uncommon after some types of surgery. Some go away on their own. Some will require further treatment. Definitely alert your doctor so the area can be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need some advice about a seroma but can't send full details on here so can you respond through email ?
R/o wound infection: 18 year old gentleman with fluid collection/wound. Please visit your MD asap. You may have a significant fluid collection under that wound, and it needs to be insp aspirated or drained. If you develop a fluid/gas collection, get it seen. Fluid collections can harbor or develop significant infections.Warmth, redness, pain, swelling are symptoms of infection. Symptomatic seroma needs exam/aspiration ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fluid Collection: It is normal and expected for tissue fluid to seep into any open space that follows an operation--we call these fluid collections seromas. In time, the fluid is absorbed and replaced by scar tissue. Rarely, this fluid persists, requiring aspiration, or becomes infected, requiring drainage. Bottom line: 99% of the time, no worries. ...Read more