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  • jayd10033
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    Hello Doctor,

    My dressings were removed as per doctor’s guidance 4 days post-op. All incisions look good. Question I have is on the incision on my back (L3-4 XLIF) — it seems to be raised, a bump beyond the abstract swelling everywhere else. Both the side and back incisions hurt quite a bit still.

    I am told that this is a seroma, it is not a worry at this point and should re-absorb over time. Given my previous experience with “this is normal pain” then having discitis, I am very trigger shy as you can imagine.

    Do you see seromas in your post-op patients and are they generally non-events?

    Thank you,
    Joshua

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Seromas are quite common and generally are benign. If the pressure of the seroma is causing discomfort, they can be drained in the office but most will resorb over time.

    Dr. Corenman

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