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Undergone appendisectomy. Bulge at the incision. What is it?

Hi -May daughter 28 years old has undergone open appendisectomy 8 days back.She has seen her surgeon last evening and dressing has been removed. Later in the night she notices slight bulge at the incision line which not much painful.appears soft.She has no other complaint.worried about the little bulge.Surgoen is unavailable.Kindly reply at YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
I appreciate your effort in seeking medical help in such a distress.
Well, going by the symptom you are having, the swelling could be local edema or induration or
collection(if no fever then ruled out) or incisional hernia and to reach at final diagnosis you have to
see the concerned doctor...

wish your daughter a speedy recovery.

Answered: Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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General Surgeon Dr. Hari Charan Perigela's  Response
Bulge at the incision line can be due to serous collection or pus.
As it is soft and not painful,it can be serous collection only.
It has to be aspirated or let it drain by small incision.
Please take Antibiotic and anti inflammatory drug
Nothing to worry
It will subside
Wish you good health
Answered: Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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