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A 38-year-old member asked:

What would cause thick yellow discharge at sight of wound 3 days post operative to inguinal hernia repair?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
See your doctor: This may be a normal amount of clear yellow serous body fluid coming from the surgical site. If there is increasing pain, redness and skin warmth contact your surgeon right away. If you are concerned, please call you surgeon very soon so you can be informed as to what to watch for and what to expect for your own condition.
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
Infection: Sounds like an infection. Call your surgeon tonight!
Last updated Sep 9, 2019

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