Lump at incision site?
If it's red or hot feeling then get it checked...might be brewing some infection.
Either way...if you're worried get it checked.
PS if your surgery was a long time ago might be a hernia.......
I don't ever recall having a lump on my incision sites. If it is bothering you, or if you develop a fever or the site becomes red and/or hot, then see your surgeon.
UPDATE - I was sitting here looking at the posts and my nightie got all wet. The incision site started draining and smelled horrid! I called my doctor right away and he said let it drain and unless I feel feverish or the site gets hot, it is normal for that particular site to drain/be infected. I'll see him later this week unless something changes...God willing it will just drain and everything will be fine!
Again thanks for all your replies & support!
I guess I'll have to see about getting the gauze sponges then because I've gone through one washcloth and a hand towel so far. The smell is not good but there is less coming out now. The incision is not gaping (thank God) and I thought it was almost closed until this morning. It's a good thing they don't tell you about these things (like the gushing of this draining fluid) or I'd have been scared more than I was when it first happened. A trip to Walgreen's (near my house) is going to be happening today!
Thanks for your reply!
The same thing happened to me. It was HORRID and drained for days and days and days.
My site was infected though (red and puckering at the staples) so i ended up at the ER with antibiotic IV and a prescription for more antibiotics.
The waking up to the draining was horrific.
The lump gets smaller as it drains. Best Wishes!!
Thanks for your input & help!
I had a seroma also that suddenly drained. Surgeon says it is gone but the drainage has not stopped. It's been four months. Doc says that there is a pocket still behind my incision in my belly button. Your body just naturally wants to fill any space with fluid. So, they want to go back in and clean it out, make sure there is no infection (so far no symptoms, took a round of antibiotics), and make sure the port is healing correctly.
I have stabbing pain at the port site. I'm not sure why, but I pray that when she goes in she will see what's going on, and fix it.
By the way, I love my surgeon Dr. Jessee. She did my husband's surgery also - no complications - and the support has been phenomenal. He has lost 125 lbs and is in the best shape of his life. You all know that means he has worked really hard, but we credit Dr. Jessee and her staff with being the best cheer section we could ever ask for!
Anyone else have stabbing pain at the port site? What was it?