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Swelling Or Hardness On Incision After Hip Surgery

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Hi, I'm new here, 67 yrs. old but very active. This is a great place. I had a complete hip replacement 11 yrs. ago and did really good, until recently xrays showed the ball was not centered in the socket anymore and the surgeon said a revision was in order. I wasn't happy about it, but he said it must be done. So, just 2 weeks ago, I had the hip revision. My main problem right now is the incision area. At the very top of the incision there is a lot of swelling and hardness and it hurts like h***. Hurts when I walk and when I sit.

My Doctor (not surgeon) said it's fluid and should go away soon, but it seems to be getting worse. Is this normal? I don't remember having a problem 11 yrs ago with the original surgery. Anyone with this surgery have this same problem? Should I go back to the surgeon (probably)... Thanks for your help!
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replied October 17th, 2007
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replied June 9th, 2013
you may have to have some fluid drained. I had it drained twice as body would not absorb it, Eat pineapple or drink pineapple juice as it will help absorb fluid and take celebrx for 2-3 weeks. Get samples from your doc. Don't worry, it will get better. Probably not an infection, very unlikely. ICE HEAT ICE HEAT ALSO.
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