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Lumpy red rash on left hip, apron 5 days out of surgery



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I have felt my left side was more swollen and tender over the last couple of days, 5 days out of surgery. But tonight I looked at it and about fainted. Lumpy red rash over the swollen area that drapes. It is about twice the size as normal. It does not itch, just hot and tender to the touch. I am including picture, sorry, it is not pretty.

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it could be cellulitis. probably a good idea to call your surgeon or your PCP.

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Could you have been allergic to anything at the hospital?

When I had cellulitis I couldn't even touch the area without terrible pain...

If it doesn't clear over the next 24 hours or gets larger in size quickly, I would call dr asap.

Have you tried any antifungals or antibiotic creams?

The week after surgery, I ended up with a yeast infection under my boobs. It wasn't itchy, just painful from rubbing under my bra

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On my way now!

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Doc says its an ugly hematoma, no infection, yea.

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That is good to hear. You did the right thing by getting it checked out. If you develop a fever or it gets worse, don't be afraid to go back and get it checked again.

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Glad to hear. Watch it closely for spreading. My pouch has been burning looks like I have a ulcer. Called my doc today & now im back on prilosec but my pouch is already feeling better.

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Happy to hear everything is ok! :)

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Looks like possible fungus. With immunity down. Body stressed and that is in a dark moist enviroment most of time. Expose it to air

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I am 1 week & 1 day post sleeve surgery. I went to see my doctor yesterday because of a golf ball sized mass on one of my incisions on the right side. It hurts when I sit up, cough, sneeze, etc.. Doesn't hurt to the touch just feels a little warm and it's red. Surgeon said it was a hematoma. Does anyone have experience with how long it can take for the blood to get absorbed by the body? He told me it will happen eventually. Right now I feel so weird holding this egg mass on the side of my belly.

thanks-

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Mine was a hematoma also, took about 10 days but mine was on the hip and tennis ball size in swelling. Mine looked st nasty as it was where I hace alot of strech marks, swelling made it very lumpy.

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