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Retaining Fluid 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
Unclear : I'm not sure what you're referring to. In case you're referring to a fluid collection where the lump used to be, this is known as a seroma, and usually takes on the order of weeks to months for the body to absorb the fluid on its own. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Inflammation: Controlled inflammation is a normal and necessary process of healing. Wound healing required vasodilation of blood vessel and neovascular genesis to activate chemotaxis of the inflammatory cells. Inflammation is considered as a primary mechanism of innate immunity, referred to as the nonspecific immune system or the first line of defense. It is considered noral within the first two weeks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible infection: Incisions are not supposed to leak fluids. I would inform the surgeon asap. ...Read more
Will the green laser prostate treatment eliminate bladder fluid retention? I'm due in surgery next tuesday.
Is fluid leakage common after lumpectomy? My lumpectomy was 3 weeks ago and today a large amount of fluid gushed out of incision.
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
What would happen if fluid collections and air bubbles around anorectal anastomosis cannot self-resolve properly after lar 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kidney stone removal surgery. The cxr after the surgery showed pleural effusion. How does someone get this after surgery on their kidney?
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
9 days post op after 3L of fluid was used to clean infection out of big toe breaks. Partial weight bearing. Really painful even with prescribed pills?
Talk with surgeon: Sounds lie you are describing an open big toe fracture. Big toe fractures, even when closed (no skin break) can be painful. The irrigation was used to either treat or help prevent wound contamination from becoming a deep wound infection. Discuss postoperative pain management with your surgical team. ...Read more
Probably 2 weeks: This is just a guess, but the fluid that is present from ovulation (release of an egg) is very minimal and probably gets reabsorbed very quickly. This is confused by a small amount of blood that comes from the tubes during menstruation and also appears as fluid in the pelvis. ...Read more
It depends: The lungs can retain fluid because the pressure in the blood vessels of the lungs is high. This can be because of volume overload - too much fluid in the body, or because the heart needs higher pressures to fill. It can also be because the blood vessels of the lung are leakier due to inflammation after surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bladder mesh surgery a month ago. Still leaking urine at times and bulging feeling in vaginal. Surgery failure?
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