I have a fluid pocket around the incision. Not very large, about a half-dollar size around. feels like a small water balloon. it moves around with pressure applied. Had staples removed on the 22nd. Incision is clean, not leaking at all. Doc says "keep your eye on it".
Hi - Sometimes when we have surgery excess fluid (seroma) collects under the skin and in the tissues. This may feel like a fluid filled ball and look swollen. Watch for signs of redness, warmth, leaking, and painful to the touch. They mostly get absorbed back by the body over a couple weeks. If it continues to grow or get larger it can be drained if it bothers you.