What causes swelling post hernia operation?
Could be possibly due to seroma
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In view of previous history of drainage of fluid in post operative period and reappearance of swelling, possibility of Seroma needs to be considered. Seroma is localized collection of serum which occurs in reaction to mesh which is foreign body.
Clinical examination and assessment by Ultraosund will be able to decide the cause. Drainage and light packing of wound with gauge piece will help.
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Dr T Shobha Deepak
It can be redrained
It can be redrained successfully even 2 nd time.
Opening the wound where the collection is , draining the fluid and keeping the tip of gauge piece inside with the rest of gauge piece outside is ideal treatment. The cotton gauge piece will act as wick and will drain any subsequent fluid by its capillary action preventing recurrence. You can discuss it with your treating physician. After adequate drainage and technique for prevention of recurrence she can definitely travel. No issues
Dr T Shobha
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