Also, maintain an accurate log of your daily drain production plus note color & fluid consistency changes. The key consistency change is when the fluid changes from red-tinged translucent to a darker, opaque (blood-like) fluid.
In my medical layman's opinion, given that you have rulled out follow up surgery (to excise the seroma and retighten your tummy tuck) plus you have a chronicly recurring seroma, it is time to realize that the drain is treating the...
Yes, an ER is not the place for a seroma to be diagnosed or treated. (Obviously, if you were running a fever or having urgent health issues then urgent care is the place to be.
I recommend you track your temperature consistently-and...
I understand that the drain is uncomfortable and inconvenient - but being able to track the output of your seroma - and assure that the fluid does not accumulate inside the seroma is optimal. But along with the drain, it is important...
My wife and I went through something similar. The abdominal seroma developed during several weeks after returning from overseas where the mommy makeover was done. We stayed overseas with the plastic surgeon until the drains were removed...
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