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Injections After Seroma Made We Pass Out- What Was Is?

I had a TT,lipo, thigh lift,and breast aug 15 days ago.I developed a volleyball-like mass in my lower ab,upper pubic area. Dr said it was seroma.He drained it and got 4 syringes full of liquid.Then he injected me with an orangish/yellowish liquid.It burned like FIRE I became lightheaded, pale white, and almost passed out.He had me sit in a chair for 15-20 mins until I could stand again. What was it and why does it still ache? Is it possible this sclerosing agent got into a muscle?

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Seroma Injection

I would guess your surgeon injected the fluid filled space with tetracycline to try scleroe or oblliterated the seroma cavity. this probalbly caused your pain and irritation but it did not harm the muscle. Seromas sometimereuire repeated aspiration until they resolve. be patient and your surgeon will get you through this .

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This is not uncommon.You may have had a little vagal rxn and got light headed.I usually will drain a seroma o9n apply pressure to obliterate the dead space but I don't think it was the agenbt the doctor injected.

Robert Brueck, MD
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Injections for Seroma

Sometimes patients get lightheaded and even pass out during procedures that are relatively minor and even don't hurt.   If the pain was unexpected and you were nervous (most people are nervous about needles!), you might have had a response that caused your blood pressure and/or cardiac output to drop.   There are many reasons for this to happen - stress, extreme emotions, painful stimulus, standing up quickly...

It sounds like the treatment was appropriate, but if you are still experiencing pain I would talk with your surgeon about it.

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