I have a nasty leakage from the belly button that is causing a bad rash inside and out. Also a lot of swelling like I'm 8 months pregnant. My doctor tells me to go to my family doctor to get a culture. He has looked at this and put it off that nothing and everything looks good. A doctor in the same office said it didn't look right. Don't know what could be going wrong. My family doctor will not do a culture because this did not happen until after the tummy tuck.
Is It Common to Have Fluid Leaking from the Belly Button and Swelling After 8 Months from Tummy Tuck?
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Fluid Leaking from the Belly Button and Swelling After 8 Months
No, this is not common. Nor is the appearance of looking like you are pregnant. You need to be seen for evaluation by your surgeon. All the best.
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Draining After Tummy Tuck
It is not common to fluid leaking from the belly button 8 months after surgery. Your PS should try to identify the cause and treat it. This is not a problem for your Family MD to solve.
Draining 8 months after an abdominoplasty
It sounds like you have several problems and it is not common to be draining 8 months after the an abdominoplasty nor should you look 8 months pregnant. It is possible that you have a seroma or a suture infection. The rash is from the area constantly being wet. See your surgeon for answers.
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8 months is plenty of time for minor wound problems to resolve. If your drainage is thick and your abdomen is swelling I would suspect a deeper infection possibly a stitch abscess deep in the muscle. You should have your surgeon evaluate this further.
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