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missmarymack
Toms River, NJ

 
I am 2 months post op for tummy tuck/lipo. I developed a seroma about 8 days post op,due to one side of my drains not working


My dr drained me several times...It has been about 3 weeks since my last aspiration. I now have alot of pain were the seroma was and alot higher now, just below my ribcage, with no swelling??? what is this

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drpousti


Plastic surgeon
La Jolla, CA
United States
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  Complications post surgery
October 28, 2010 1:49 PM

I recommend consulting your plastic surgeon since they understand what may be going on and are familiar with your case. Otherwise, seek medical attention as soon as possible if you have (more)
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drgrossman


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New York, NY
United States
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October 27, 2010 7:31 AM

It amazes me that some patients spend so many hours and sometimes days waiting for an answer from doctors who have not had any part in their care, instead of going over to their treating (more)
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samir


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Baltimore, MD
United States
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  Seroma pain
October 26, 2010 1:10 PM

You must see your plastic surgeon ASAP. To make sure there is no infected seroma. Sonogram will show if there is a seroma. (more)
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docblinski


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Miami, FL
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October 26, 2010 2:51 AM

Seek immediate medical care!!! (more)
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