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A 52-year-old female asked:

redness and discharge from sural nerve biopsy site.. should i go to hospital? several infections have become serious in hours before.

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Wound drainage: If there is redness and discharge that is getting worse, you should go to the hospital unless your doc directs you otherwise. Some redness and some drainage would be expected as there was a wound made, but if you see milk like fluid common out or the redness/discharge worsening, don't sit around.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Call your surgeon: It looks like post surgical complication. Usually the operating surgeon will be able to guide you.

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