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Retaining Fluid After Surgery
Can't answer the: Question without knowing more about what type of surgery you're talking about!See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 4 more doctor answers
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.
Pedialyte: Give him the same amount of pedialyte you would normally give him in milk. That is about 5-6 ounces. Good luck!
Unclear question: 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.
6month since lipo surgery, swelling still there. How to reduce the swelling and fluids at this stage?
Post-lipo edema: You may try lymphatic massages; but we don't know anything about you, not even your age or extent of the procedure or anatomic location of the procedure or your medical history. Please consult your surgeon.
What causes fluid build up in the shoulder? Had surgery 7 months ago & still having pain & limited rom.
I have fluid still on surgery site for a perverted bowel op was in June still painful when will it clear?
Follow up surgeon: It sounds like you need to follow up with your surgeon and ask. 2 months should be adequate for most pain to resolve and healing, depending on the surgery. Please see your surgeon to rule out any complications like infection.
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?
Fluid: If it's only been one month it's more likely fluid from the 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
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: 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.See 1 more doctor answer