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Unread 03-02-2004, 09:49 AM
Seroma/incisional hernia

I've had a complete hyst. I developed a seroma with my last sugery on 7/2002. Ever since, I hurt something bad where the seroma is. I still have a knot where the seroma is. I've told and told and explained to my gyn and gastrologist. The gastrologist made me laugh while examining my tummy the last time I saw her. When I laughed, she felt the knot and decided I may have an incisional hernia. Told me I was going to have to have surgery to repair this but she could also feel the adhesions on that side. I called her today to tell her I'm hurting very bad. I'm having to take more pain pills than I would care to. She tells me she doesn't know why I'm hurting that I'll have to go to my GYN or PCP. Are there docs out there that specialize in seromas???? If so, how do I find them? I'm hurting all in the lower right side and all around the seroma very bad.
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Unread 03-02-2004, 10:42 AM
Seroma/incisional hernia

Hi isn't a seroma a collection of fluid in an area after sugery? Wouldn't your surgeon deal with a seroma. I also have a seroma in my groin area where they removed lymph nodes. It does not bother me too much, but if it did, I think my surgeon would be responsible for fixing it. Don't they have to open it up and let it heal from the inside? I don't know a lot. These are just my impressions from some of the stuff I have read.

Unread 03-02-2004, 12:11 PM
Seroma/incisional hernia

The seroma is a surgical problem. I had surgery in January and have a small one that is still draining small amounts constantly. I don't know if the GYN would handle it at this point or refer you to a general surgeon. Why don't you start there and see what happens? I'm sorry you're having this problem. Does it ever end?
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Unread 03-02-2004, 05:57 PM
Seroma/incisional hernia

Go see a general surgeon specializing in hernia repairs. I had 3 hernias repaired while in for hsyt/tt. One of the 3 was an incisional hernia from my c-sections.

Everyone pooh-poohed my pain, until I started throwing up. Then they did a cat scan and I had bowels involved.

I didn't see a general surgeon, went back to the plastic surgeon who repaired it wrong. So back in again for emergency surgery, again in mid november (keeping count - that was surgery #3 to repair hernias)

Then I found out that I had contracted MRSA during the surgery (a virulent staph infection) and had to have 2 more surgeries to remove the mesh put in during the november surgery. Plus I've been on really strong antibiotics to try and control the MRSA.

I also have physical therapy to soften the scar tissue and loosen the adhesions.

Bottom line don't mess around with hernias and go to a specialist who knows what do with hernias.

07/02/03 Hysterectomy/Tummy Tuck/3 hernias repaired
09/05/03 Hernia repair #2
11/12/03 Hernia repair #3
11/27/03 MRSA diagnosis & 1st mesh removal surgery
12/05/03 2nd mesh removal surgery
3/22/04 - Day I come off the Xyvox antibiotics and move on with my life

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