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Dealing with a seroma following laparoscopic hernia repair?

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Dr. Paul Harper
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Drain it or not

Most of these are self-limiting.
They can be drained and will resolve. Don't worry. They are usually no big deal.

In brief: Drain it or not

Most of these are self-limiting.
They can be drained and will resolve. Don't worry. They are usually no big deal.
Dr. Paul Harper
Dr. Paul Harper
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Dr. David Earle
Surgery

In brief: Observation

In general, all seromas should initially be observed, and almost all with resolve on their own.
Of it is causing a problem such as significant pain or redness of the skin, it may need to be drained with a needle. If this is the case, make sure a drain is not left inside, as it is very risky for infection. Better to need another drainage than have an infection. Hope this helps!

In brief: Observation

In general, all seromas should initially be observed, and almost all with resolve on their own.
Of it is causing a problem such as significant pain or redness of the skin, it may need to be drained with a needle. If this is the case, make sure a drain is not left inside, as it is very risky for infection. Better to need another drainage than have an infection. Hope this helps!
Dr. David Earle
Dr. David Earle
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