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Why would seroma develop after open heart surgery?

Why would seroma develop after open heart surgery?

Where?: Any incision may have some bleeding- -and a hematoma may develop. This can become a seroma over time as the blood is resorbed. Or some lymphatic s are disrupted and fluid escapes into tissue. Tissue juices and serum can remain in a wound as well. Most are temporary. All are resolvable . See the surgeon. ...Read more

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Can a seroma redevelop 3 months after open ventral hernia surgery with mesh and a wound vac?

Can a seroma redevelop 3 months after open ventral hernia surgery with mesh and a wound vac?

Persistent Seroma: Seromas following surgery can be very frustrating for both the surgeon and for the patient. Though usually most seromas get better with time occasionally there are some seromas to refuse to go away. Seromas that have been present for a long time tend to form capsules which prevents permanent resolution. Sometimes these chronic seromas need to be surgically removed. ...Read more

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After open heart surgery rashes around the wound? Why?

After open heart surgery rashes around the wound? Why?

Rash : Most likely fro the tape or dressing. Redness may be just normal healing or inception. It needs to be serially followed. The incision needs to be washed with soap and water. ...Read more

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Why are arteries closed after open heart surgery?

Why are arteries closed after open heart surgery?

Many reasons: There are many reasons why arteries are closed after coronary artery surgery. Remember that surgery "bypasses" and does not remove blockages. Most importantly surgery does not chnage the medical problems which caused the blockages (such as cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, smoking, obesity, and sedentary lifestyle) and unless these are addressed the arteries will continue to close. ...Read more

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Is it normal to develope seroma five months after laposcopic ventral hernia repair with mesh?

Is it normal to develope seroma five months after laposcopic ventral hernia repair with mesh?

Very common: Seromas are very common after laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. It is a bit unusual to develop after five months. I suspect it may have been there before hand and smaller form and could be getting larger. They usually don't require any treatment, but on occasion they need to be drained. Best to follow up with your surgeon for an exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it normal to cough up some blood after open heart surgery? post op day 3

Is it normal to cough up some blood after open heart surgery? post op day 3

On call surgeon: If you had open heart surgery & are coughing up blood, you should contact the on-call surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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Can having erection effect hernia healing after open mesh surgery negatively?

Can having erection effect hernia healing after open mesh surgery negatively?

No: Basically these are separate anatomic entities. The only common part of the system is where the vas deferens goes through the abdominal wall. The actual erection of the penis is from the blood supply to the penis. ...Read more

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Penis and scrotum purple and bruised 3 days after open mesh inguinal hernia surgery. Is this normal?

Penis and scrotum purple and bruised 3 days after open mesh inguinal hernia surgery.  Is this normal?

Normal!: Indeed you most probably had a bleed during or after surgery and the blood found its way by gravity to your penis and scrotum. If no swelling is present give time for complete remission. If swelling present go back to see the surgeon! ...Read more

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Upcoming op for recurrent sport hernia. Prev. op was open suture without mesh. New surgeon will use open anterior w/mesh. Risk of testicular damage?

Upcoming op for recurrent sport hernia. Prev. op was open suture without mesh. New surgeon will use open anterior w/mesh. Risk of testicular damage?

Caution: Not a simple problem. If you have had a previous open repair, and you're still having pain, I would strongly recommend a laparoscopic repair IF you need one. Only about 20% of inguinal repairs are done this way, so you'll have to find a surgeon w/ enough training/experience. Try the Americas Hernia Society website to find one near you. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Could there be calf soreness after open heart surgery?

Could there be calf soreness after open heart surgery?

Blood clot in vein?!: This is not a common symptom following heart surgery. Of course, anyone can have any symptom, especially if you have been in bed and not using your muscles in one part of the body and they have atrophied. But one thing to rule out is dvt, i.e. Blood clot in veins of the legs. This is not uncommon in people following major surgery, cardiac included, due to inactivity and stasis of blood in the veins. ...Read more

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Is it rare to heal quickly after open heart surgery?

Is it rare to heal quickly after open heart surgery?

NO.: Standard midline sternal approaches take two months to heal completely. Less invasive approaches may heal more quickly and allow for quicker return to activities and work. ...Read more

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Hernia op 3 weeks ago, direct inguinal, still leaking serum. Incision kept open to drain. Doctor says getting better but still leaking. Why? How long?

Hernia op 3 weeks ago, direct inguinal, still leaking serum. Incision kept open to drain. Doctor says getting better but still leaking. Why? How long?

Soon: This should stop leaking soon. If it is still going on for another 3 weeks or so, you may need to go back to the operating room to place a drain and try to use the wound. It could also require removal of the mesh if one was used. Hang in there for now, it should stop soon. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can heart bypass surgery require cracking the chest open?

Can heart bypass surgery require cracking the chest open?

Sternal incision: The sternum- breast bone is cut with a special saw and wired back together at completion and heals well in general. Done for most congenital, valvular and coronary operations for great exposure and safety and avoids other incisions in chest or groin! ...Read more

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Abdominal pain 12 weeks after hernia surgery? Component separation and mesh used. Incision still minor drainage near sternum. Surgeon says okay. You?

Abdominal pain 12 weeks after hernia surgery? Component separation and mesh used. Incision still minor drainage near sternum. Surgeon says okay. You?

Drainage is not norm: The drainage has me concerned. The pain is expected. Are you having fever? Any nausea? Is the wound bright red? You could get a CT Scan or YS to look for an infection. However, I would trust your surgeon. Ask him what is causing the drainage ...Read more

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Burning sensation from left nipple status post open chest prcedure for valve repair 3 weeks status post operation?

Burning sensation from left nipple status post  open chest prcedure for valve repair 3 weeks status post operation?

It happens.: From any open heart surgery you have many of your superficial nerves of chest wall injury , so burning sensation is not uncommon. It may get better over a long time, it's hard to predict. ...Read more