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A 49-year-old member asked:

I had a cyst removed friday, six stitches, on chest. site is bleeding in 2 spots. changed bandages 6 times. is this normal?

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Breast or chest?: Most acute post op bleeding should have resolved by now. Is it bright red blood or dark purple blood? If bright red blood and not stopping and saturating dressings you should hold firm pressure and call your surgeon. If dark, it may be old, postop blood that is draining. This should stop once it is all out. Either way if it has not stopped by tomorrow, see your surgeon or go to ed/urgent care.
Last updated Aug 17, 2017


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