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  • How long will this post op fluid bulge last?

    Posted by Patient1 on November 12, 2015 at 5:35 am

    Had open surgery two weeks ago. Haven’t had one minute of pain, but over the first week the accumulation of fluid caused a lemon sized bulge under the incision. It was aspirated at the one week post op checkup… and then again the next day. It’s a week later, and I still have an egg sized bulge 🙁 Any ideas on when it will go away and I’ll look normal again?

    drtowfigh replied 8 years, 3 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • drtowfigh

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    November 23, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    How long will this post op fluid bulge last?

    It will take a couple of months for your own body to completely resort the fluid.
    Massage it daily and that may help expedite the process.
    It usually goes away on its own.

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