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I am wondering about he pros and cons of draining an

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I am wondering about he pros and cons of draining an abdominal heamatoma post husterectomy
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Yes, I am currently in the hospital but my doctor is weighing the pros and cons of draining and I am looking for some facts about it. It's 130 mls
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I had an emergency operation 3 days ago post my husterectomy 3 weeks ago to close off a bleeder. My blood count was down to 63 I have had two transfusions and my blood is now 93 however I am still having a lot of pain around my haematoma and still apotting
JA: In general, how has your health been lately?
Customer: Not good, I have had a very rough year 7 month old baby, emergency c section, post operation septic shock, emergency operation, hysterectomy 3 weeks ago due to excessive uncontrollable bleeding, post op bleeding, emergency operation to close bleeder and now the heamatoma
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Aleksandra Frye replied 5 months ago.

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Expert:  Aleksandra Frye replied 5 months ago.

Sorry to hear about all your problems, sounds very rough lately.

The pros of draining the hematoma are that if it is significant enough and causing you a lot of pain it would definitely help relieve those symptoms and speed you the healing process.

The cons are as with any procedure: risk of bleeding, scarring, infection and that it may recur again and you would be back at square one.

So the question is individual and personal to you: would the benefit of the procedure outweigh the risk?

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