Hernia surgery drainage

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I had surgery on a direct lower right abdomonal hernia on 12-7-06 and I'm having pain issues in the area of the incision but also my right testical. I went to the dr. last week 11-13-07 they said the surgery seema to be healing fine but I might possibly have an infection in the semen tract idabidamitis (sic), they had me give them a urine sample to see if there is any infection. My question is ,if the infection is in the semen tract, why would they have me give a urine sample?
I'm almost 34 y/o. Have 4 kids. After the 4th pregnancy I now have an umbilical hernia that I would like to repair, but I might also need an abdominoplasty as well. Has anyone had an abdominoplasty/tummy tuck? Would like to know how the recovery part of it was afterwards. How much pain? Very nervous to do this. I'm not a fan of going under the knife. Want to know the risk involved? I've been told that abdominoplasty is one of the high risk surgeries for blood clots.
(Did no good) The uroligist checked me out and said it was from the hernia repair surgery, more pain meds. I don't want no more pain meds - Just fix me!!!! The PAIN is bad, a dull pain on the right side in between my testicles and leg, bad pushing pain when I deficate and inscruciating pain in my testicles. I don't know where to go or what to do!!!!!
He looked at my ear and some CT scans with a MRI also. Anyway, he said I needed mastoid surgery and he hoped he could save my hearing. He said I would need a graft for the eardrum. There is drainage coming out of the ear. It has been coming out through a tube that was placed in the ear about 1 year ago. He said the drainage was clear which concerned him. The headaches concerned him and the night sweats that I have been having concerned him.
I have had large seromas after the 6th surgery. I have tried binders, compression garments, and even physical therapy to try to decrease the seroma and non of them worked. I had another surgery to drain it in March 2012. Well, the seroma came back and since Oct 3 I have had 2 surgeries, drains, and was even put in the hospital due the infection. I now have been put on a wound vac to see if it will allow te fluid to be suctioned out.
Your apnea does not appear to be too severe, so maybe you'll be one of the ones who actually gets a cure from the surgery. If you are really worried about doing the surgery, maybe you'd like to reconsider trying to use the cpap first. I don't think you'd want to go thru surgery and maybe still have to use one to be healthy again. Ask your doctor the stats on on total cure for people with your degree of sleep apnea, and do some research on your own.
In general, drainage after surgery can be more prolonged than expected. You want to be sure to keep the skin around the drains as dry as possible, also report any signs of infection such as fever, redness or burning of skin around drains to you surgeon.
I have (related to transflap surgery 2 years ago) a hernia, only recently diagnosed. I have had a large amount of fluid there for months and it is difficult breathing when I bend over or by the end of the day when the fluid accumulates, both hands spread over the area where fluid is accumulated will not cover the size of the area. It is very uncomftable and limits my activities of daily living and working. I am tired all the time. I have been telling doctors about it for several months...
The first is rather strange, I had umbilical hernia repair surgery 3 weeks ago. Ever since my surgery I have had a weird twitching at the corner of my mouth. Normally I wouldn't think anything of it, but I have never had such a persistent facial twitch in my life. It twitches several times a hour. In fact I think it may be getting worse instead of better. Could it be a weird side effect of the anesthesia or the tube that was put in my throat during surgery? Any ideas?
My friend had hiatal hernia surgery and now has to wear a catheter since he had the surgery,what is the connection,and what if anything can be done to help him?no one can figure out whats wrong...... ------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Lucille Thanks for your questions. Hiatal surgery does not directly affect the bladder.
my mother has had hernia surgery and now 2years later her bellybutton is draining fluid.what could be causing this?
I am new to this forum. I have just had my second surgery for thyroid cancer and have a seroma. I have had to had it drained 3 times which is more of an nusaince than anything else. My doctor seemed to think I did this to myself by doing too much to soon. I didn't do anything but sit on a couch and knit. I think the problem is he should have put a drain in. He took out 36 lymph nodes on the right side of my neck.
And now I am going to have the hital hernia surgery done. I just can't stand it anymore. I hope I have not scared you. But it is the truth. I hope this has been helpful and has not scared you. Donna.
I have to have laparotomy surgery on July 10th to remove my left ovary and tube. They found a cyst over 3mm but, doctor says its not a ovarian cyst. Its some kind of fallopen tube cyst. Anyway, he said I have to have the left ovary removed with tube, also I have very bad scar tissue from other surgeries, along with a mesh in my stomach from a herna repair. All this seems to be twisting together. I have to have two doctors in the operating room.
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Your friend is correct. I had gall bladder surgery May 1997. I had excruciating pain immediately after surgery on the right side when I tried to stand up and actually screamed. They said it was gas because I had a broken bed and had laid wrong until I could get up! It felt worse than labor pains! I complained six months after surgery that I still hurt but was told that it was probably adhesions.
Mike is out of surgery. Took 6 hours and NS said everything went pretty well. He's pretty sick on his stomach. We hope to get to see him soon. I'm a very fidgety wife right now! My daughter took this picture this morning in preop. Made my heart melt when I saw it!
My son, age 25 had gall bladder surgery after 8 months of upper right abdomen pain and trying to find problem--finally the hydascan showed a draining problem. No stones found, but continued pain after surgery. ERCP procedure done, some sludge removed, no stones in bile ducts--sphlinter muscle clipped for better drainage. Developed pancreatitus and in hospital 4 days. Pancreas pain gone, but he still has pain like he did before the gall bladder was removed, only able to work 1/2 days.
Prior to last spring I was in terrific shape. I had a total colectomy w/ ileo-rectal anastamosis on June 22nd. The laporoscopic surgery went fine until my bowels went to sleep and I began to vomit. After a week of drainage from my belly everything started working and I was released. On Oct 10, my small bowel flipped, herniated and ruptured at the anastasmosis site causing emergency surgery and ended up in the ICU.
My surgery was a little different than these other people. I also had a hernia repaired during the same surgery! My symptoms started during my pregnancy with twins which was six years ago(1994) . I had frequent lose bowel movements and cramping with each meal. I pretty much lived with the symptoms thinking that I just had a change in my bowels since having the twins, not knowing that this was abnormal. My attacks got worse until I finally went to see a Doctor(1999).
Discomfort from gas between shoulders, nothing bad just did not expect that. Waiting for the surgery was worse then the surgery...Best of luck to you!
then the skin on my neck had never adhered after my original spinal fusion so I had that repaired in 2006. Somewhere in the midst of another surgery I also had a hernia repair which meant reopening a small potion of my abdominal tightening. Anyway I am no stranger to surgery :) Recently my forearms have had periods of weakness. All the pain comes from the top of my forearms just before the bend in my arm. Both sides. I can feel the pull of the tendon there and the nerve pain.
Hi Niki I am only about 3 1/2 months post op so I can't really tell you but I am curious about this also as I have heard from different ppl that symptoms seem to come back around the 5 year mark. For me, many of them didn't even go away but the ones that did have stayed away for now. I'm really sorry to hear that you feel they are coming back...after 3 surgeries you deserve a lifetime of relief!! I wonder if it would be good idea to contact your NS and get it checked out?
I just had a lap reduction hiatal hernia, takedown nissen and open gastrectomy with R.Y.G.B. Three weeks later I had another surgery to reduce bowel dehiscence and three weeks later another surgery to treat the open wound with closure and surgigis mesh. I spent 46 days in I.C.U. and 8 days in a regular recovery room. At one time I had 4 drain tubes attached to me in different parts of my body for drainage from bilateral empyema to pleural effusions.
I am really sorry to hear that you are in so much of pain after back surgery. Back surgery can result in a lot of pain which is often referred to as Failed back surgery syndrome. Technically speaking, if the pain persists even after 3 months of surgery, the surgery is considered to be a failure. It is pertinent that you undergo a CT scan to find out the exact cause of pain.
I was diagnosed with a seroma in August after having hernia surgery. I'm just now returning to work and I was wondering if heavy lifting will cause the seroma to swell and become sore again.
Saw another doc today unrelated to surgery and she said it could be a hernia. She did a quick bedside ultra sound and said it is not fluid. What did yours turn out to be?
Also, you may be advised to wear a scrotal support for a time after surgery. Ice packs applied to the scrotal area during the first 24 hours after surgery may help reduce swelling. It is pretty common to develop hydocele after an operation, like for a hernia. hope all goes well. good luck.
I just had a lap reduction hiatal hernia, takedown nissen and open gastrectomy with R.Y.G.B. Three weeks later I had another surgery to reduce bowel dehiscence and three weeks later another surgery to treat the open wound with closure and surgigis mesh. I spent 46 days in I.C.U. and 8 days in a regular recovery room. At one time I had 4 drain tubes attached to me in different parts of my body for drainage from bilateral empyema to pleural effusions.
I suggest that you discuss with your surgeon regarding definitive means of addressing this problem such as repairing the abdominal hernia through surgery, so that future fluid accumulations can be prevented. Also, this abdominal defect may harbor intestinal contents, and aspirating it will not be a good idea since bowels may be hit and punctured. Regards and God bless.
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