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Why does fluid build up after hernia surgery?

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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What causes fluids to build up in sites that have had surgery such as lumpectomy?

What causes fluids to build up in sites that have had surgery such as lumpectomy?

Natural course: When the body is injured or operated on with surgery, fluid is sent to the area as part of the healing process. In the breast, this is called a seroma. The seroma fills the lumpectomy space. These days we close the space down to decrease the rate of seroma formation. A drain can be placed at the time of surgery to keep the fluid from building up or the fluid can be drained with a needle. ...Read more

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After surgery what fluids or foods should I cosume ?

After surgery what fluids or foods should I cosume ?

Can't answer the: Question without knowing more about what type of surgery you're talking about! ...Read more

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Can fluid be removed from hydrocele for the time being til surgery??

Can fluid be removed from hydrocele for the time being til surgery??

Yes: Needle aspiration is possible, however the fluid will re-accumulate and we tend to minimize this procedure to avoid infection. But it is possible. Discuss the risks and benefits of this with your doctor before proceeding. ...Read more

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Following incision, will they do something to the fluid or let the wound open throughout after surgery?

Following incision, will they do something to the fluid or let the wound open throughout after surgery?

May be left open.: Following an incision of a draining wound, the surgical site is often left partially open to allow for drainage and possible serial debridement. ...Read more

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What causes fluid build up in the shoulder? Had surgery 7 months ago & still having pain & limited rom.

What causes fluid build up in the shoulder? Had surgery 7 months ago & still having pain & limited rom.

Fluid is unusual: Stiffness is a common postoperative problem but fluid in or around the joint is quite unusual. The stiffness can be addressed with pt usually more successful early after surgery (within 3 months of surgery) or a revision surgery may be needed if you lack significant motion. ...Read more

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Tips on eliminating fluid retention after surgery?

Tips on eliminating fluid retention after surgery?

Activity: If allowed get up and move. If not allowed to get up, move as allowed. Reduce your salt. Do not hold your bladder. Go urinate as often and as soon as you feel the need. If an extremity, elevate the limb as needed. Reduce or cut out caffeine. At some doses caffeine with cause retention of fluid and at other levels it will be a diuretic. If this does not work your doctor can give you a diuretic. ...Read more

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Where would circulation of fluids go after pleurodesis surgery?

Where would circulation of fluids go after pleurodesis surgery?

Stay in circulation: Fluid in chest cavity in the form of effusion is abnormal. By eliminating the ability/ease of the fluid to abnormally accumulate in the thoracic space, pleuradesis keeps the fluid in normal circulation. In some situations, after pleuradesis of one side, the fluid will accumulate in the opposite side of the chest. This will necessitate pleuradesis on the otherside too. ...Read more

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What soft foods or fluids are good to eat after having surgery on your leg with tissue expanders?

What soft foods or fluids are good to eat after having surgery on your leg with tissue expanders?

Recommended Diet: Immediately following surgery of this type, clear liquids are suggested until fully tolerated. Following that time, eating a well balance high protein, controlled carbohydrate and low fat diet is usually well accepted. Unless your md recommended something unique in accord with your medical history and health, this is the most common. ...Read more

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