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  • Seroma??

    Posted by Ashah2574 on March 20, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    hi I had an open recurrent ventral hernia repair done a couple days ago. The hernia bulge was really big and wide. A ventral light mesh was used. When I got off the bed I noticed an area of loose skin around the end of wear the bulge was.. the doctor said that would take time to eventually tighten back up.. but now I notice some fluid in the skin. Could this be a seroma forming? If so is there anything I can do about it?

    drtowfigh replied 7 years ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • drtowfigh

    March 22, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    The majority of abdominal wall hernia repairs result in some amount of seroma fluid. We do not address this unless there is tightness and pain associated with it. They resolve on their own.

    Seroma fluid typically occurs because the space where the hernia used to bulge from is now empty. The body doesn’t like empty spaces, and so it fills the space with fluid, until the space scars in.

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