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Retaining Fluid After 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
Following incision, will they do something to the fluid or let the wound open throughout after surgery?
I am having surgery soon, the OR isn't booked until 1:30pm how can I stay hydrated until surgery? And when is the cutoff for fluids/food?
No intake 8 hrs pre: Please check with your Doctor and/or Anesthesiologist - typical practice is no fluids/food after MN for am procedure. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
I recently had a laparotomy surgery done and now I have watery fluid coming out of the operation. Is this normal?
YES: This is called serous fluid and normal with wound healing. I suggest calling your surgeon and consulting him/her about this. You may be asked to come in for a culture of the fluid. ...Read more
My son is 12 weeks old and is having surgery tomorrow. He isn't to have fluids except for pedialyte, but I don't know the appropriate dosage.
Yes there is risk: Any kind of surgery has risk of Anesthesia and the Surgical Procedure itself and underlying and associated other medical conditions like Diabetese, heart disease and others. Even though the mortality is very low but ir depends on several factors and those can only be answered by the Surgeon and the Anesthtists involved. But answer to your question there is always a risk involved however small ...Read more
I don't know what you mean with this question.
If you have fluid behind the ear drum, any ear nose and throat doctor should be able to help you. This is a very routine issue in ENT practice. ...Read more
6month since lipo surgery, swelling still there. How to reduce the swelling and fluids at this stage?
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
I have fluid still on surgery site for a perverted bowel op was in June still painful when will it clear?
I had a serous cystedenoma removed a month ago, and my ultrasound showed that it had returned. Is that possible? Or could it be fluid from surgery?
I had a lumpectomy 4 yrs ago & developed a Seroma after surgery & have had to have the fluid removed every year since. Why is this lasting so long?
Since the exact:
Cause of seroma formation is unknown, it is difficult to be able to reassure you as to how long fluid will have to be withdrown. There are a number of possible treatments with varying reports of success.
Consult with an experienced Breast Surgeon for advice!
Hope this helps...wish it could be better "news"
Dr Z ...Read more
I had pilonidal surgery 7 months ago and I started physical activities. It again got swell and fluid was lancit. How long does it take to fully recove?
Recurrence is one of the more common problems after pilonidal surgery. Every procedure that we offer for it has this risk.
At 7 months you should be 100% recovered. If this is happening, it sounds like you may have a recurrence.
See your doc for evaluation and possible re-excision. ...Read more
After surgery 4 weeks ago for 7 hernias I'm now bloated and uncomfortable, am I retaining fluid and will it disperse? Thank you
My son who is 28 y/o had had open gallbladder removal surgery 7 days ago. The fluids coming out of his drain ia dark red. Is this normal?
May be he had: Bad gallbladder, to drain all the residual infection drain was placed, Tell him to call his surgeon for further instructions and follow up visit. ...Read more
Had ileostomy reversal surgery that failed due 2 anastomotic leak/abscess fluid filling up. Y would Dr wait 5days b4 doing 2nd surgery 2 correct?
Ileostomy reversal: He most likely wanted to give the leak an opportunity to close on its own. ...Read more
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
Seroma: The likely cause of fluid leak from a wound, particularly if you have a large amount of abdominal wall is a seroma. The fluid is the result of trauma to the fat and tissues of the abdominal wall and can drain for days. If mesh was used in the repair, the drainage can be more concerning or if there is redness around the wound, the drainage can represent infection. Not dangerous but notify surgeon. ...Read more
My son had ACL surgery in Bangkok 3 weeks ago. Fluid has been drained off 3 times, Should I be worried?
That is not: Usual and I would want to be talking to the surgeon as to why this is occurring and what is being aspirated from the joint. ...Read more
What surgery will they do if your knee knee goes to the side when walk, pop/lock up and has extra fluid in it?
Extensor mechanism: Soundslike you may have patellofemoral instability (kneecap slips out of place).If you have failed aquads rehab./bracing program surgical options depend on your anatomy and severity of instability. Lateral release, lateral release w/tibial tubercle ostetomy, and/or medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction are surgical options. Best of luck! ...Read more
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