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Have a lrg seroma after hernia surgery may need to be asperated will i be put to sleep or just numbed up and is it painfull to do ?

Have a lrg seroma after hernia surgery may need to be asperated will i be put to sleep or just numbed up and is it painfull to do ?

Not painful: Aspirating a seroma is generally done in an outpatient setting, usually not even requiring numbing medicine (since the pain of a needle stick for aspiration is the same as for the numbing medicine, but depends on how big the seroma and location). In any case, the seroma may require multiple aspirations until it eventually goes away. Without aspiration, this may take months to resolve. ...Read more

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Had a lrg seroma after dbl hernia surgery, got smaller after 5 weeks , should it be gone after 6mths or do they take longer as in still their but smal?

Had a lrg seroma after dbl hernia surgery, got smaller after 5 weeks , should it be gone after 6mths or do they take longer as in still their but smal?

Show it to: Your surgeon, but if it is getting smaller, opinion would probably be to leave it alone. Sometimes it takes up to one year for scar to mature. ...Read more

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Have a lrg seroma after lap hernia surgery what is best way for it to go away with out aspiration , will walking and putting heat on it help ?

Have a lrg seroma after lap hernia surgery what is best way for it to go away with out aspiration , will walking and putting heat on it help ?

Not much: Walking is not going to help and in fact may make it bigger. Heat will also not be effective if the seroma is large. Aspirating a seroma is generally done in an outpatient setting and the seroma may require multiple rounds of aspiration, depending on the rate of buildup, location and symptoms. ...Read more

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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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After a double lap hernia how long before a seroma will develope think I have 1 bulg was there about 5 days after surgery but not day or so after. ?

After a double lap hernia how long before a seroma will develope think I have 1 bulg was there about 5 days after surgery but not day or so after. ?

Common: Whithout an examination i cannot telll. Transient swelling in the groins after laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery that resolves on its own can be very normal and of no consequence. ...Read more

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Should a large seroma from dbl lap hernia surgery be gone after 6 months?

Should a large seroma from dbl lap hernia surgery be gone after 6 months?

Usually : A seroma is a fluid collection that forms in body spaces, such as where a hernia bulge was present before surgery; the larger the hernia, the higher the probability of a seroma forming. This is typically reabsorbed within weeks after surgery, although underlying mesh may slow this down. Rarely, it persists for months and may require aspiration. I advise you to return to see your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is seroma ?? is this common after umbilical hernia surgery ??

What is seroma ??     is this common after umbilical hernia surgery ??

Collection of fluid: A seroma is a collection of fluid (serum). The serum is the liquid part of your blood (as opposed to the cells) and is similar to the fluid that is inside a blister. Seromas can occur after any surgery and can resolve without treatment although sometimes the doctor will draw out the fluid. If it is causing a lot of discomfort, return to the doctor for treatment. DO NOT TRY TO DRAIN IT ON YOUR OWN. ...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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I developed a seroma five months after lap. Ventral hernia surgery, how long can it take for the seroma to go away on its own?

Months: It usually takes at least a few months for a seroma to resolve. Using an abdominal binder to place pressure on the abdomen will help the seroma to resolve quicker. ...Read more

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2 years post op fusion l3-l4 diagnosed with seroma been in pain the whole time after surgery is this something serious back, hip, leg pain. How treated?

2 years post op fusion l3-l4 diagnosed with seroma been in pain the whole time after surgery is this something serious back, hip, leg pain. How treated?

Maybe: A collection of fluid may be seroma or a pseudomeningocele. The latter is a spinal fluid leak that has collected but not enlarged or communicated with the skin. Sure, this could cause pain if there is a nerve trapped. I would suggest that maybe the fusion has not become solid (pseudoarthrosis) or there is a problem adjacent to the previous surgery from progressive arthritis. See your spine surgeon. ...Read more

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