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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
6 weeks: and you will be fine
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
27 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Drainage: Some of the fluid is just weeping of the underlying tissue because of exposure to outside. Occasionally some drainage is infection.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
27 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Vulvectomy: Up to 50% of vulvectomy incisions breakdown no matter how careful the patient or gynecologic oncologist is. We tell patients it may take up to 12 week ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Because of the location of your incisions, the wound may open. If this happens, it can delay your healing. I would say at least 6 to 8 weeks.
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A female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Can be normal, but: It can be normal, however it would be good to have the surgeon re-examine you for a vulvo-vaginal infection.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Burke
25 years experience Anesthesiology
Normal: Assuming you have no other medical conditions, that is normal. some of the drugs we give can cause headaches, etc. The pain pills can also cause tho ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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Call your surgeon: You need to call your surgeon. It likely related to healing, but you may have to have your scars checked for infection.
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A female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vulvectomy: Even a partial vulvectomy will show "bruising" (hematoma formation after surgery). With interruption of the circulation, swelling vaginally will be sl ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Expected: I would expect the area surrounding the surgery would still be sore after a partial vulvectomy only 3 weeks ago. Hopefully you have a post op appointm ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very small risk: Almost none, but please get regular checks as advised by your oncologist
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