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Is it okay for the skin on my hand to be peeling after having hand surgery

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin answered
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: The skin will frequently peel following upper extremity surgery since you may experience significant swelling afterward. Once the swelling subsides, t ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Garrett
39 years experience Radiology
Not to worry: Skin is always forming to replace what wears off naturally. When a cast is on the wrist, you are not using the fingers as much as normal so the skin b ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience Geriatrics
Sub cutaneous: Bleeding, post op- go back ; see the surgeon who preformed the surgery- probably not to worry just healing process in your case, .
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes and no: Your use of the word "excessive" implies it is not normal, and so if your concerned about it I would let your surgeon know. That being said, some deg ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Amico
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Infection: Your infection could be worsening. You should be evaluated for a worsening of your septic joint.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience Podiatry
Talk to your surgeon: It is probably important to know what surgery you had and whether you have followed up per your schedule. Regardless, it warrants a call to your surge ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
This can: This is what can happen after trauma to the body.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Surgery: You should call and have the surgeon who performed the procedure examine this. It may be secondarily infected and you want to be sure that the surgery ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Sucher
25 years experience Trauma Surgery
More Information: It depends on where you are experiencing this problem. Most times, i find my patients have peeling around the incision site where surgical glue has be ... Read More
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