A member asked:

Had lap surgery 12/20. woke up today with drainage from belly button on sheet. has been draining pink/yellow all day. i posted a pic of it on profile?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Probably ok: You can watch this as long as not excessive, come to check in office this week.

Answered 12/26/2012


Dr. Michael Miller answered

Specializes in Wound care

Natural Process: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered.

Answered 2/2/2014



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