I am almost 4 weeks post-op Neurostimulator implantation revision with new paddle lead placement. I continue to have severe thoracic/rib pain, have had pain meds increased to the point that my normal radiating leg pain is not an issue (I am also not nearly functional enough due to the pain meds to even think about working either).
Anyway, over the past week the area around the IPG in my buttock has become hot, swollen, and fluid filled and has become very sensitive. It is not extremely painful and the incision is totally healed, but I am concerned. Surgeon thinks it is a seroma. I know this is listed as an uncommon but serious complication, I really didn't get any input from my surgeon today as to what to expect from it as we are more concerned about the thoracic pain complications at the moment. Have any of you had this complication, outcome? Thanks again!