Hypotension and other complications after tummy tuck (photo)
I had a tummy tuck & breast augmentation. I was in the OR 5 & 1/2 hours. I reviewed 5 lt of fluid bc I was very hypotensive. Minimal blood loss during surgery. After recovery I was d/ced home. Approx 3 hours after being d/ced I was I. The ER I had had a syncopal episode & Bp was 60's/ 40's . Labs were drawn hemoglobin was 7.2 I was swollen & 3rd spacing. I received a total of 4 units of blood bf my hemoglobin stabilized to 10.4 What do you think caused all of this?
Doctor Answers 4
Hypotension post tummy tuck
it is obvious from oyur labs and your post op hemoglobin that you lost quite a bit of blood.I would ask your surtgeon why htis happened.It is unusual to lose this much blood.Hope you like liver and onions.
Blood loss after surgery
I would assume you are doing better at this time.
Good luck to you. The photo seems to indicate that you will have a nice result from the surgery once you are fully healed.
Frank Rieger M.D. Tampa Plastic Surgeon
Hypotension and other complications after tummy tuck
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