5980192 tn?1377745134

Tarlov Cyst surgery and a Hematoma

Hi there.  I just had Tarlov Cyst surgery. 5 cysts where worked on, the top
Of my sacrum was removed, it was erroded from the cysts and was replace
With a mesh and fat from my body. The second day after surgery my incision
Started to turn a deeep purple.  By the forth day my entire bottom from the top
To the bottom was purple and an ultrasound was done to find a large hematoma
Was found.  The surgeon decided to allow my body to absorb the hematoma,
It has caused complications of much more pain and inflammation.  He put me
On a steroid 21 pak.  Its now been a month and I feel terrible.  I can only sit or stand
For less than 10 min.

My question is, what more complications could this hematoma have.  And is there any
Long term injuries or conditions can the hematoma can cause.

Thank you very much
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351246 tn?1379682132
I am sorry to hear about your medical troubles. If the hematoma has not got absorbed/reduced appreciably in size, then it may require either aspiration or drainage. Long standing hematoma can become infected. Also, get your blood sugar tested. Please discuss with your doctor. Take care!

The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
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351246 tn?1379682132
you can--but start  a new thread pz
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5980192 tn?1377745134
Hi Dr. I just wanted to send you a thank you for taking the time to answer my questions.

Just an update.  I do not have diabetes, my MRI is schedualed for next week and I would like to give you the results if that's alright.

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351246 tn?1379682132
yes, for diabetes
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5980192 tn?1377745134
Hello! Thank you so much for your reply.
I do have a MRI to be done next week, question,
Why should my sugar levels be checked? Diabetes?

Thank you Dr.
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