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Is it normal to get huge patch near the area of incisional hernia repair with mesh ?

I had an ibcisional herinia repair with mesh few days ago, It was done thru combination of open and laproscopic methods. But today I developed a huge patch much below and to the left of area of the surgery. It is of blueish cloor and looks like a huge bruise. It this normal? Thanks Ben
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
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General Surgeon 's  Response

* Looks like subcutaneous hematoma collection after the certain duration of surgery which may be accumulated from capillary bleed, secondary infection related the procedure, mesh reaction or else.

* Must consult your surgeon at earliest to prevent secondary infection spread and further cumbersome consequences.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Dr Bhagyesh V. Patel, General Surgeon
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