... ad to tie off the drains and sometimes one might pop open a bit and fluid will accumulate but that it was not unusual and should resolve itself. By Saturday the lump under the incision had grown much bigger and stood out a lot. I then noticed the incision scar was wider than it had been. ... (17 replies)
... :D I had to laugh when I read that!
The same thing happened to my doctor when she pressed on my swollen and infected lymph nodes prior to my biopsy. I tried to warn her but she was too fast with the fingers!:D I also laughed at your use of maxi pads for the drainage! I did the same thing! They work better than anything they have from surgery... I used them when the nodes... (17 replies)
... Well, I appreciate the update and your take. Good luck with your ongoing issues- which are apparently easier than getting an appointment with an endocrinologist. November seems like a heck of a long time to get in...
I saw my physician today, and I am not 100% certain I believe him, but he said it was a hematoma- albeit I have no purple brusing- just the hard lump. But, I... (17 replies)
... n it because infected again. I was put back on antibiotics and it is now cleared up. In fact, it has been closed with no drainage at all since Saturday, and the lump is much smaller and NOT growing as before, so I am much pleased at that. ... (17 replies)
... pecan lodged under the incision site that has been mentioned above. Has anyone gotten a determination of what the heck is going on? ... (17 replies)
... Spp, It just so happens that I do have hypothyroidism. I have for over 14 years. It is under control and my blood TSH levels are good right now. I take Synthroid. But dang, this is a bad place to mess with a body. ... (17 replies)
... I think the incision site is infected, darn it! ... (17 replies)
... Here's a bit of levity. I showed the draining incision to my primary care doctor and when she touched it, it sprayed a geyser of fluid all over her. ... (17 replies)
... Ummm.. that lump below the incision. I think it is a little early for scar tissue to be a painful amount yet. ... (17 replies)
... of my groin on the 17th of August. I did not experience the extent of pain, etc. going down my leg, nor did I have to keep it elevated, but I now have a painful lump about the size of a large walnut or very large pecan right under the incision site where they removed the lymph nodes. It is very sore. ... (17 replies)
... you are having problems....I'm with reach...go tomorrow. I'm telling YOU no more taking chances with any lumps in my life! I can sure see in your shoes why any lump would worry you and it does me too! ... (17 replies)
... Honey, I don't have any idea at all what that lump could be. Please don't wait until Thursady... go see the doctor tomorrow and let him look, okay? ... (17 replies)
... e had a lot of swelling in that thigh and have had to spend a great deal of time on my bed with ice on the leg. The swelling has been widespread and not near the incision site, just kind of down my leg. This morning I changed the bandage and the incision looked and felt great, very clean. The stitches are coming out on Thursday. ... (17 replies)
... Hi everyone. My friend had a wrist operation to remove ganglion a few months ago. A couple of months after the operation,she sees a small lump under her incision. We're wondering whether is this lump cancerous and health threathening? ... (0 replies)
... I saw the surgeon on call and he did a culture and put me on antibiotics. The culture came back with two organisms present. I see my own surgeon tomorrow for follow up. It still hurts a lot, but the fever has broken so I feel better in that regard, and the copious lymph fluid drainage has stopped. So, I'm on the mend. :) (17 replies)
Bummer. Sorry to hear this news. Are you gooing to be able to see a surgeon who is on call while your guy is away? Really sounds necessary. Some warm compresses will help to draw out any infection until you se someone, but sure sounds like an antibiotic might be needed.
keep us posted
reach (17 replies)
... Hi ssp
Funny story... funny doctor, too... many would be upset with a gush of anyone else's body fluids in the face. I would be for sure! Not mad, but don't know if I could ever find the grace to apologize to the patient! Chuckles. However, if I were in your poistion, I also would not have had the grace not to burst out laughing. Hahahaha!
Youi know, I think that... (17 replies)
... I called this morning and see him at 12:45 (eastern standard time), which is like an hour from now. I'll post when I get home.
Kalsmom, I'm so sorry that this wait has been causing you so much frustration and upset, but I certainly think you are justified in feeling that way. Oh my, I can't even imagine. I didn't even ask the nurse when we spoke today whether or not my... (17 replies)
... Thanks, Reachout, I'll call them first thing tomorrow and let you know. And yes, I remember Mork and Mindy very well. I was in high school when that show was on. And who would have thought back then that Robin Williams would turn into the mega-star that he has. Thanks again, I'll go put my leg up in the air now.:) (17 replies)
... ame thing. I have lymph nodes all over my body that are enlarged. They took some from my groin to test and the pathology came back clean. But I also got the same lump that is painful under the incision site. ... (4 replies)