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  • Concerning development with Umbilical Hernia Repair (incisional)

    Posted by doseyclwn on July 16, 2018 at 6:13 am

    So it’s weird. I had my umbilical hernia repair 2 months ago ( a little over, it was May 10th, this is July 16th). There was a seroma, but the doc didn’t seem too worried. It went away. It’s been mostly fine, and then tonight it was like my belly button has a nosebleed. I cleaned it up, put gauze on it, but I’m wondering if this is something I should go see the surgeon about. I realize y’all aren’t doctors, but I worry any time I start to bleed like that.

    Good intentions replied 5 years, 7 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Good intentions

    July 16, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    It sounds like you still had a seroma, or something has torn loose. If it gets exposed to outside infectious agents you could end up with a real problem, especially if they used mesh to repair the hernia. I would contact your surgeon immediately and keep the area clean. I’m not a doctor though so can’t say how critical things are for you. I would leave a message with his/her answering service right away and let them decide.

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