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Fluid Sac After Hernia Repair
Seroma: This is normal, and usually goes away on its own within 6 months at the longest. If it doesn't, or if its causing problems, let your surgeon know. ...Read more
A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the lining of the abdominal cavity protrudes, creating a sac. Hernias are common in the groin, belly button, upper-midline, or associated w/scars. The exact method of repair varies w/the type & size of the hernia as well as patient-factors, however, the basic principle is the same: close the hole, often ...Read more
I had a unbiblical hernia repair upen and laparoscopic to add mesh two weeks go. Ii have 15 pounds of fluid that has not gone away.
Where?: Where is this fluid? Do you have a large collection of fluid somewhere or are you just 15 # heavier? If just heavier you can try decreasing salt intake etc to lose water weight. If instead you have fluid in one location see your surgeon ...Read more
Had open incisional hernia repair 10 days ago. I have fluid draining out of my umbilicus big time. I have read about seromas. Help.
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How can I know where the infection is coming from? 4 weeks post large incisional hernia repair with infected fluid drainage. Mesh or tissue?
Possibly both: It is exceedingly hard to determine if a post-operative infection spares any prosthetic material that was implanted, including mesh; if the infection approaches the material, we assume it is infected. Due to the risk of treatment failure if infected foreign material is left in place, it is generally recommended by id to remove any prosthetic material in these situations. ...Read more
I have a feel of fluid under the scar of the hernia repair operation one month after the operation of the hernia repair. It occurs much after fluid intake but not painful. Is it a recurrence?
Return to surgeon: You need to return to the surgeon for a re check ...Read more
Extremely painful fluid build up under skin after open mesh inguinal hernia repair. How common is this, and how long does it usually last?
There is a dark yellow oily fluid leaking from where I had a umbilical hernia repair surgery 3 weeks ago?
Call your surgeon: While it could just be seroma fluid or a resolving hematoma, significant wound changes or wound drainage needs to be evaluated by your surgeon. Contact them now & do not wait. ...Read more
Does ascites fluid leak into the groin area after a hernia repair if you have cirrhosis with ascites.
Is it normal for the scrotum to remain stiff/ irritated/swollen after natural draining of fluid post inguinal hernia repair surgery?
Here are some. ..: Inguinal herniorrhaphy & fluid drainage naturally induce substantial tissue injury which heals through a process of body reaction with intense inflammation resulting in tissue induration & swelling, which may take a widely variable duration - weeks to months - to resolve. Generally speaking, it's okay as along as the affected area is slowly but surely getting less tender, painful and indurated... ...Read more
Replacement: Mesh is often placed in the repair of groin or abdominal hernias. The mesh is made of plastic material with small holes and looks like a sheet. The holes allow the body's tissue to grow into the mesh and this re-enforces the repair. ...Read more
"thousands": Important variables include the type of repair, surgeon's cost, anesthesiologist's cost, hospital (or ambulatory surgery center's) cost, etc. Some states publish average costs per hospital per procedure (check out healthcarecompare in il). If you ask to meet with a hospital representative, they should be able to get a better estimate. Good luck. ...Read more
Good stuff: Recent trends in inguinal hernia repair include more training for laparoscopic repair which is been shown to have less risk for chronic pain and low recurrence. New prosthetics are also being developed for inguinal hernia for both open and laparoscopic techniques. We are even working on a technique that can be performed endoscopically through the mouth in the laboratory. ...Read more
Surgeon experience: Recurrence rates can be higher in laparoscopic surgery based on the degree of experience and techniques used. Often a "bilateral" or both sided repair can be done via small incisions. If it's only one sided, the "extra" dissection during laparoscopic surgery of the opposite side is unnecessary and may pose potential for additional scarring. ...Read more
You could try to go to a clinic at a university hospital in your area.
Also there are some volunteer organizations that do them for no charge. ...Read more
Close the Hole: A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the lining of the abdominal cavity protrudes, creating a sac. Hernias are common in the groin, belly button, upper-midline, or associated w/scars. The exact method of repair varies w/the type & size of the hernia as well as patient-factors, however, the basic principle is the same: close the hole, often using mesh (artificial tissue). ...Read more
Pein or laparoscopic:
Open 4 to 6 weeks
laparosxopicic less that one week. ...Read more
Recurrence, infection, mesh infection, bleeding are some to be concerned about.
Inguinal same plus loss of testicle, etc. ...Read more
Pain after hernia: Discomfort occurring beyond the normal healing process in the area of any surgery including hernia surgery, is not uncommon. However chronic discomfort after hernia surgery, regardless of the presence/absence of mesh or technique used is increasingly recognized. Pain occurs in approximately 6-8% of patients. It is more common in younger patients ; if there was significant pain prior to surgery ...Read more
Non-reactive: Mesh used for hernia repair does not cause an immune or allergic reaction. Your body does respond to the mesh by forming scar tissue and sending inflammatory cells to the area. If this normal response is excessive, you may have pain at the site. If there is red skin, may be an infection. Best to have it checked by your surgeon if you're concerned. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I had open hernia repair last thursday--and there so much info out there about when to return to exercise. What is the correct answer?
Take your time: There are many different opinions on how soon a person can resume exercise postop. I like to have patients wait 4 wks and then slowly increase activity based on how they feel. Be smart and don't overdo it and listen to your doctors advice. ...Read more
Is nanotechnolgy used 2 round the edges of the holes which are in artificial mesh used for hernia repair so no problem occur when fibros tissues grow?
Not necessarily: Surgeons often perform hiatal hernia repairs on patients your age. Whether you are a candidate depends on your overall health. If you have significant reflux or pain you should consult with a surgeon who performs these repairs to determine whether you are a good candidate. ...Read more
Complex: Allo-derm derived from cadaver skin, is usually used in complex hernia repair, abdominal wall defects, recurrences, in massive infections etc. There is no simple answer, how soon will be recovery, as each case is different and complex, speak to your own surgeon who knows your case better than any one. ...Read more
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