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After having revision of a tummy tuck , can fluid accumulate in the area ?

After having revision of a tummy tuck , can fluid accumulate in the area ?

Seromas: Any procedure that involves elevating or undermining of your skin and tissues, can create a potential space for fluid to accumulate. Often surgeons will use drains to help remove this fluid as it collects, but even drains cannot prevent all fluid collections. If your doctor feels this is what you have he may elect to drain this fluid in the office, and this may need to be repeated a few times. ...Read more

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Because of fluid acumulatd in cavity srrnding heart, pain persists in chest area after 2 mnths of angioplasty.help!?

Because of fluid acumulatd in cavity srrnding heart, pain persists in chest area after 2 mnths of angioplasty.help!?

See your doctor: this question, and the issues it might be are very complicated. you should see your doctor for evaluation. if this is an acute issue you might want to go to the emergency room at the hospital. ...Read more

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Can excessive coughing/sneezing the days immediately following lapro inguinal hernia repair mess up the results? Severe pain in right lower abdomen.

Can excessive coughing/sneezing the days immediately following lapro inguinal hernia repair mess up the results?  Severe pain in right lower abdomen.

Rare: It would be rare to have that happen especially with a laparoscopic approach where the increased abdominal pressure with coughing and sneezing presses the mesh against the defect. Probably just some irritation and strain in the operative area due to the coughing and sneezing. ...Read more

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What to do with 840 mililiters blood in abdomen after hernia surgery had hernia repair surgery on testicle was in bad pain 2 weeks later dr said blood floating around in abdomen

What to do with 840 mililiters blood  in abdomen after hernia surgery had hernia repair surgery on testicle  was in bad pain 2 weeks later  dr said blood floating around in abdomen

Many : Many times the blood you are talking about is bodily fluids tinged with blood. Sometimes you don't even have to drain that fluid. I'm assuming they did because you have an exact measure of 840 milliliters... Either way many times a collection of bodily fluids or even frank blood as long as the bleeding stopped is left alone for your body to deal with. ...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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Possibility of having pid+ douglas fluid accumulation post total hysterectomy?How the bacterias spread in the pelvis?Is it through the vaginal stitch?

Possibility of having pid+ douglas fluid accumulation post total hysterectomy?How the bacterias spread in the pelvis?Is it through the vaginal stitch?

Can't happen : You can not have pid because there is no pathway for a sexually-transmitted infection from the penis to travel up into the pelvic cavity after hysterectomy. You could have a pelvic abscess or an infection from another source but not pid. ...Read more

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Burning sensation in the morning and after eating in stomach. Abdominal pain/nausea after eating. Complex thick wall ovarian cysts?

Burning sensation in the morning and after eating in stomach. Abdominal pain/nausea after eating. Complex thick wall ovarian cysts?

See a GI doctor: You need to be seen and probably undergo endoscopy for the GI complaints. Doubt that the ovarian cysts have much to do with this. Go and get seen. This is probably quite treatable but first you need a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can too much acid in the diet cause pain by the belly button after having gallbladder removed?

No: Food is not the etiology of health problems as the popular holistic zealots would have you believe. Sounds more like an infection or hernia of trocar site ...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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Had colon resection 4 mo ago. Having pain and nausea. Had ct. No diver but found 5cm free fluid in abdomen. No leaks will this be reabsorbed into body?

Had colon resection 4 mo ago. Having pain and nausea. Had ct. No diver but found 5cm free fluid in abdomen. No leaks will this be reabsorbed into body?

Depends: Unusual to find 5 cm of free fluid 4 months following a colon resection in otherwise healthy person. The identity of this fluid will determine its course- e.g. Ascites, blood, pus, etc. If no other cause for the nausea and pain, perhaps aspiration to determine what the fluid is may be indicated if your symptoms persist or worsens. Please consult with your surgeon or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Is fluid leakage common after lumpectomy? My lumpectomy was 3 weeks ago and today a large amount of fluid gushed out of incision.

Is fluid leakage common after lumpectomy? My lumpectomy was 3 weeks ago and today a large amount of fluid gushed out of incision.

Yes: Yes of course the area of the lumpectomy get filled with fluid that the body eventually absorb. In your case it came through the incision. Now you need to let your surgeon knows about the incident ...Read more

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my bile duct is enlarged and I have several fluid filled loops in small intestines. I'm having severe pain (7/10) in the URQ. Thoughts?

 my bile duct is enlarged and I have several fluid filled loops in small intestines. I'm having severe pain (7/10) in the URQ. Thoughts?

BOWEL OBSTRUCTION: DILATED CBD COULD BE DUE TO STONE OR PAPILLARY STENOSIS. YOU MIGHT HAVE PARTIAL BOWEL OBSTRUCTION. YOU NEED TO SEE DOCTOR SOONER THAN LATER ...Read more

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Mom have free fluid (lots) in stomach. CT scan normal, show fluid in lung too. Colonoscopy normal. Severe pain in higher abdomen and lower abdomen. ?

Mom have free fluid (lots) in stomach. CT scan normal, show fluid in lung too. Colonoscopy normal. Severe pain in higher abdomen and lower abdomen. ?

Inside or out?: It is unclear from your description if the free fluid in the "stomach" means it is fluid in the abdomen (vs. within the stomach), in which case it would be called "ascites" and this would be abnormal and seen on CT scan. If there is similar fluid in the chest (usually right side), this may be due to liver disease from a variety of causes. Alternatively need to rule out heart disease and cancer ...Read more

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A seroma was found during an abdominal ultrasound. Would increasing pain and pressure indicate growth of seroma or emptying of serous fluid?

A seroma was found during an abdominal ultrasound. Would increasing pain and pressure indicate growth of seroma or emptying of serous fluid?

Can't tell: There's too many variables to make the call. If it is related to a hernia repair, it would typically indicate growth of the seroma. You can always ask the provider that ordered the ultrasound tonfond out. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Will wearing compression garments help in post hernia repair(on jan 2014), hard ball like seroma in abdomen and strengthen surgery areas?

Will wearing compression garments help in post hernia repair(on jan 2014), hard ball like seroma in abdomen and strengthen surgery areas?

No help now: There are some repairs in the literature that have shown a benefit in preventing seromas by using a compression garment, but once one forms, it will most likely not help make it go away faster. I less it is causing problems, such as pain, or enlarging significantly, i tell my patients to proceed about their usual activities as it should resolve within 6 months. No need for ct scans or ultrasounds. ...Read more

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Rash on abdomen after surgery. Could it be from tape?

Rash on abdomen after surgery. Could it be from tape?

Yes: If the rash is in the same pattern and same location where tape is or was located, then yes. Some people get reactions to tape. See or ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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