Oct 22, 2012 - 7:55 am
Hello- has anyone experienced fluid in their abdominal cavity after surgery ? I had my debunking survey 5 weeks ago and immediately following my ab began to fill with fluid. I am a small person and look to be 6 months pregnant. Only in the lower ab area. Doctor first said it was the cancer and they drained 2 liters off and fluid came back cancer free. Doctor then said it could be a chyle leak from removing over 75 lymph nodes during surgery. They placed me on a no fat diet and said it will clear up within 2 weeks. I am almost 2 weeks in and no change. It is uncomfortable to be upright for more then a few hours and I need to lay down to take the pressure off. Doctor will not support a second draining as she feels they are risky and may cause it to get worse? Any one have any experience with this...I could use some hope and suggestions to take back and discuss with my doctor.