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Dr B:
Thanks so much for your reply. The physician I chose in Mexico is US Board certified and has been practicing (both in Mexico and the US) for 30 years.
Since posting the drainage has stopped but I fear that it stopped not because the interior wound healed but the bellybutton finally healed over. There was some minor bleeding from the bellybutton after healing.
Your comment about the possibility of "chronic seroma" has me concerned. Can you tell me how that condition is diagnosed? I'm planning on going to Mexico for a follow up visit within the next week to 10 days, just to get his opinion on how I'm healing.
Thanks again and I'll keep you posted.

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Hi! I'm new to this forum. I had an abdominoplasty 5 weeks ago in Mexico because I had a very large weight loss over the past few years and wanted to get rid of the excess skin. While coming out of the anesthesia I inadvertently ripped the drain out. A few hours later they took me back to surgery and replaced the drain. Approx. 10 days after the surgery the drain fell out and the wound healed. Ever since then the fluid (synovial?) that would have been coming out the drain is coming out of my bellybutton. It leaks all day long and I have to sleep with a rag held in place with an elastic bandage. If I lean over the sink and massage my stomach great quantities of the fluid pour out. There is no odor and I have been checked for infection, which was negative.
Has anyone else experienced this and, if so, how long did it take to heal and the dripping to stop? As I said, it's been 5 weeks and other than this all is well.
Thanks!

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