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A 26-year-old male asked:

Been a week since having corrective surgery for ingrown toenail with complication of granulation tissue. my toe won't stop draining fluid. normal?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
Not unusual: In the case you describe drainage may go on for several weeks, but it also depends on how it was treated.
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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Depends: On type of toenail surgery performed. If chemical cauterization was used, then drainage is common. This can last for a few days or a couple of weeks. Either way, discuss with your doctor who performed procedure to get correct treatment if needed.
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Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 36 years experience
Draining: It does depend on the procedure , but the most common is phenol matrixectomy which has drainage associated with it. As said , see your surgeon for any and all questions.
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Last updated Sep 26, 2015

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