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Discharge from Surgical Site 7 Days After Umbilical Hernia Repair ?

I had an umbilical hernia repair 7 days ago and now have a discharge from the site. Is this normal ?

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Discharge after hernia repair

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Without more detailed information it is impossible to say whether this is within normal limits or represents a seroma or infection. See your surgeon as soon as possible for evaluation.
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Discharge after Surgery

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I would contact your plastic surgeon and explain your symptoms. This may be normal although it could also be the beginning of an infection or a fluid collection. Some drainage is normal but to be sure, I would see your plastic surgeon.

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Houston Plastic Surgeon
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