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My daughter has just come back from theatre after having an

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My daughter has just come back from theatre after having an operation to remove some extra flesh from under her arm which occurred after she had had breast reduction some months ago. She has developed a hematoba and has been taken down to theatre again. Is this dangerous.
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? In general, how would you describe your health lately?
Customer: It is my daughter who has the hematoba. She is in good health but I am concerned about this development.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: As i say it is my daughter who is the patient.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 8 months ago.

Thanks for your question.

Hematoma soon after surgery indicates that a vessel is still bleeding causing collection of blood at the operated site.

During re exploration the wound is opened up and bleeding vessel is identified and either tied or coagulated so that further bleeding does not occur.

This is a safe procedure with good success in most cases.

Please reply for any clarification.