Re: Husband had colon resection questions regarding recovery?
I know this is an old post, but I was hoping someone could answer questions regarding a hematoma. I came out of my resection with a large hematoma next to my incision. I was told that they may have to immediately operate to drain it. That didn't happen, and I am now almost nine weeks post-op. At my six week post-op, my surgeon told me it could take months to go away but that he wasn't worried about it and I didn't need to see him again. But it's really started to hurt more in the last week. It's become smaller, more concentrated and very hard. It went from a baseball to a golfball sticking out. It feels like it "pops" out when I sneeze or cough. It is also extremely tender to touch. For those of you that had this, how long did it take to go away? Is there anything I should be worried about? I've read on some posts (other surgeries) that for some people, it never goes away. Has that happened to anyone?