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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?

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?

No.: A seroma is a fluid collection that commonly develops in surgical wounds. Provided that its not infected, it usually resolves within weeks after surgery. It should not recur with any activity. ...Read more

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Could a weak spot in my abdomen wall be causing a seroma?

Could a weak spot in my abdomen wall be causing a seroma?

No: Seromas are usually a fluid collection in a surgically made opening . Spontaneous seromas do not exist. ...Read more

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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?

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?

R/o FB!!: Well, after surgery any surgery a foreign body like a stitch or a mesh that was probably used at surgery could cause a reaction in the tissues and seroma would be the result. Please go see the surgeon who performed the procedure... ...Read more

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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?

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

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What is a seroma?

What is a seroma?

Fluid collection: Usually lymph fluid or resolving hematoma fluid collection almost anywhere. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of seroma?

Please explain what are some symptoms of seroma?

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 more

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Need some advice about a seroma but can't send full details on here so can you respond through email ?

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 more

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What is a post op seroma ?

What is a post op seroma ?

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