S/P Hernia Repair??

  1. Hi there,
    I saw a patient who said that her doctor said it was normal for her to have swelling on her abdomen after surgery. It's been about 2 weeks.
    I guess what I'm asking is what ISN'T normal. Her right side was extremely swollen/purpleish too. VS good. Minimal pain.

    What is normal?
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  3. by   BBP42
    I think if something looks off to you, the safest way to CYA is call the surgeon and describe what you see and ask.
    And if they say this is nothing to worry about, chart the conversation to CYA. They know the exact procedure done and any complications that happened during surgery that might have caused increased swelling/bruising.