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Knox, IN
A 29-year-old female asked:

Had surgery 5 days ago to remove scar tissue from a femoral hernia repair areas of the incision seems to be getting a darker red, and still painful.

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Dr. Velma Scantlebury
42 years experience
Needs to be examined: After 5 days you may still expect some pain but should be improving. However a darker "red" may imply some bruising, but would be more of a purple color. If more red than purple and more "painful" to touch may be suggestive of a slight inflammation in the area and you should have you doctor take a look at it.
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Last updated Mar 26, 2013


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