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Ascites or Seroma from Tummy Tuck?

I had a TT 8 months ago and the swelling in my stomach never went down, it seems to be getting bigger. Also I cannot take deep breaths and I feel fluid in my throat. The upper stomach remained swollen after the surgery but now the entire stomach is swollen. Could it be Ascites or Seroma?

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Ascites or seroma

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It is unusual for a patient to know about ascites unless they have liver problems.  Do you have liver problems?  If you feel fluid in your throat and have liver problems, you should see your doctor immediately.


Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Ascites or seroma

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I had a TT 8 months ago and the swelling in my stomach never went down, it seems to be getting bigger. Also I cannot take deep breaths and I feel fluid in my throat. The upper stomach remained swollen after the surgery but now the entire stomach is swollen. Could it be Ascites or Seroma?

I hope this doesn't come across too rude, but are u kidding me? ascites is an indicator of end stage liver, heart, or kidney  disease.  Ascites is not an isolated symptom. Go see your doctor, if he's not sure then you're biggest problem is the doctor. good luck.

Rafael C. Cabrera, MD
Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon
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Fluid in throat after tummy tuck?

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Fluid in throat after tummy tuck is a good reason to go immediately to your surgeon or another medical practitioner for a full evaluation.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 48 reviews

Advises or Seroma

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That's an unusual story. It's impossible to tell with examining you, but you should definitely see your surgeon and possible get a CT scan.

Mark Broudo, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

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