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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?

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

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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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Is it possible to devolope a seroma almost 5 months post surgery at one of the hernia sites?

Is it possible to devolope a seroma almost 5 months post surgery at one of the hernia sites?

Highly unlikely: You should have the collection evaluated asap. See your surgeon and a ct scan or an MRI may be needed. Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

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I have an reoccurring abdominal seroma, it has been drained several times, so now i am getting surgery Friday for it, how is this surgery done?

I have an reoccurring abdominal seroma, it has been drained several times, so now i am getting surgery Friday for it, how is this surgery done?

Seroma: normally these are drained and resolve - however occasional they re occur. Surgery is usually minor and involves removing the seroma and the capsule that may have developed around it. They may use the same incision site from your previous surgery or may make a fresh incision to remove the seroma. Good luck ...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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I was told today that i needed to have open surgery to correct a weak spot and seroma in my abdomen. I know what to except with the weak spot but what does surgery for the seroma intell?

I was told today that i needed to have open surgery to correct a weak spot and seroma in my abdomen. I know what to except with the weak spot but what does surgery for the seroma intell?

Similar to expected: A seroma is a collection of fluid outside of a defined vessel, such as in a hernia sac, or in an area of chronic inflammation. Surgery to correct your abdominal weak spot and seroma likely entails draining the fluid and "shoring up" or reinforcing the weakened area, or obliterating any sac or potential space associated with the fluid collection (seroma). Your doc can be more specific. ...Read more

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