Belly button leaking after open umbilical hernia repair (Photo)
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Drainage two weeks after surgery
Thank you for the question and photo. Drainage from any incision about two or more weeks from surgery should be evaluated by your surgeon. Small things such as blistering or a suture extrusion can be common but seroma formation and infection, especially if mesh was used, may also be also be the source of the drainage. Having your plastic surgeon take a look and make some recommendations is important. Sometimes a small problem can be easily fixed before it becomes a larger issue.
Good luck with the rest of your recovery.
All the best,
Dr. Remus Repta
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