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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Harvey
34 years experience Neurosurgery
See your surgeon: Fluid leaking out of a spinal incision could be pus, blood, spinal fluid, or a combination. An elevated temperature is concerning for infection. You ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Maybe: It takes time for wounds to fully heal. The clear yellowish fluid is almost certainly lymph. You can place a bandaid over it. It will eventually seal ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Talk to surgeon: You might need antibiotics and possibly a wound vac.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Surgeon: You should see a surgeon. This is likely a pilonidal cyst. This needs a surgery that requires wide incision for definitive care.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Possible infection: Incisions are not supposed to leak fluids. I would inform the surgeon asap.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Drainage post -op: Call the surgeon , there should be no drainage 2 weeks post op , may be infection or fistula f/u with surgeon or doctor or urgent care
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Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Yes can happen: Some times fluid collects inside the wound ( seroma ) then it will ooze through wound , keep the area clean apply dry dressings and go for post O P v ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Culture needed: Either return to your surgeon or go to a medicenter to have a culture done of yourdrainage. You may have an infection that requires anti biotics.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Please call your OB: Any questions related to that should be addressed to the person who did your surgery, could be a fungus or yeast infection , could be from a hypertr ... Read More
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