Re: Hernia mesh repair, seroma, now sinus tract?
This is something your surgeon needs to decide, but it is possible to have a seroma, a fluid collection of just serous fluid, without infection, form a sinus tract in an attempt to escape and drain. Signs of infection are redness, swelling, increasing pain, fever, and pus or foul smelling cloudy fluid drainage. Serous fluid looks clear like honey with a pink tinge. Your surgeon absolutely needs to be aware and following you to control any infection if it develops and promote healing of the wound without it opening up.