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Blister On Surgical Incision
Surgery years ago has an incision draining lymph fluid like a faucet dripping. Leg fills with fluid and incision blisters and pop for the fluid to drain. Starting to be painful blisters. Who do I see?
I have an incision from surgery years ago that blisters and drains lymph fluid. I had surgery to remove lymphatic tumors. What type of doctor is best?
Hi just had med&lat bunionectomy of my left foot 3wks ago. After surgery there was no blister on my cast big now I have 2 big blister incision area?
You need to: See your surgeon asap. I would recommend you call them today even though it is sunday- call the emergency number if you have to and tell them, the exact problem. ...Read more
Blister at incision site on leg after open heart surgery. Appeared about a month after surgery on bottom of incision. How to treat?
Likely benign: See the surgeon to be safe. If OK wi surgeon, topical aloe &/or vaseline is good. ...Read more
Healing process.: Whenever tissue is subject to trauma, such as incisions made during surgery, the body initiates an inflammatory response as part of the healing process. As part of this process histamine is released. It is the histamine which causes the wound to itch. So itching of the wound is a good sign. If you find the itching is unbearable, you can take an antihistamine such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for relief. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Speak w neurosurgeon: There are very few indications for operative resection of thalamic lesions, since they are uncommon. Most of the experience have been in children with thalamic tumors. Each case must be individualized, there are several approaches to these lesions. The complications (morbidity) is significant and include visual field defects and hydrocephalus. Then the underlying cancer causes mortality. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Yes, it is normal for incision lines to the firm for the first several months after the procedure is performed. As the scar "matures", most scars will soften and improve in appearance. Some patients will develop abnormal scars, called hypertrophic or keloid scars; these scars may be raised and firm. Treatment for these types of scars are available. ...Read more
There are times that drainage is expected and even encouraged.
So is this normal? It may be normal for the condition you have but healed without infection and not draining is better. ...Read more
Not uncommon: Some people have reactions to the prep prior to the operation or the adhesives used after it. It goes away after several days usually. Anti-itch products like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream can help. If it worsens, talk to your surgeon because infection is always a possibility, but less likely given your current symptoms. ...Read more
What should I do if I accidentally put Neosporin on a surgical incision that I'm fairly sure had been glued? I am 4.5 days post-op.
Don't worry.: If it stays closed, no worries. You can wipe it off carefully. If it comes open, dehisces, then need to see your surgeon ASAP. ...Read more
What is the best scar cream that I can get to help fade the darkness of a surgical incision? Any natural options that can help as well? Thank you
Is it normal to have a vinegar smelling discharge from a surgical incision. It has been since Feb-20th I was hit by a car and had my femur repaired.
NO: Sounds like a deep infection. See your orthopedist ...Read more
What are the short-term & long-term side effects from surgical excision of the hydrocele? What are the risks&probabilities of the surgical incision?
Stone removal by renal pelvis calyx "Otomy"
Nephrotomy ...Read more
Be patient.: Itching is a symptom of healing, so be patient with it. ...Read more
I have a surgical incision from a bunionectomy that doesn't want to heal. I have no signs of infection but there is still some seeping. What do I do?
Watch! Watch! Watch!: A time frame on the number of post-operative days would not only be helpful but down right necessary to offer some encouragement. The wound wants to heal, and barring an infection should heal without incident. Some times the wound may weep or seep for various reasons, but the one that is most concerning is infection. Your surgeon should give you the necessary advice to deal with immediate care. ...Read more
Post surgical incision bled a little bit 5 days after surgery but has now stopped. Is this a big deal?
Not a problem: Probably is not, specially if stopped already, that could happens if small amount of blood accumulates under the skin and need to drain. ...Read more
I have a red bumpy itchy painful rash over a surgical incision that is a year or so old I've had it for almost two months. Its right above pubic line?
I have had a surgical incision that has been healed for 20 years - drains, uncomfortable 1x yr. Upper thigh near groin-heals on own. Completely closes?
See a doctor: And have it checked out when it flairs up. ...Read more
What type of pain can I expect with the large hematoma pressing against my surgical incision from the hiatal. Hernia repair?
Hard 2 Answer: It is often very difficult to sort out incisional pain from pain secondary to the operation performed. Was your operation laparoscopic or open? ...How long ago? ...How big of a hematoma? ...Was mesh used? The best person to answer this question is your surgeon. I assume that he/she is keeping a close eye on your situation. In general, severe pain mandates close follow-up. Good luck! ...Read more
Surgical incision positive non MRSA staph. Almost healed after 7 weeks. Could I still have infection if site heals? Dr ordering MRI W & W/Contrast
Had gallbladder surgery and now I have a rash/hives on my stomach one of my incisions I have small blisters and its really itchy what can I do?
Contact doctor: From your description is seems that you have a skin allergy to some component of the dressing applied to the wound. It would be prudent to contact your doctor. ...Read more
Undergo surgery to rmove appndix n cyst at the same time 2 yrs ago. But now sometimes I feel pain on the incision? Esp when I cough I hv to press d area
Yes, if immediate: It is normal to weep a small amount or watery fluid or slight blood-tinged watery fluid IMMEDIATELY after laser vein surgery (within the first couple of hours). This is the result of the tumescent anesthesia leaking through the laser puncture site in the skin or from the puncture sites made for injecting the numbing fluid (the Xylocaine (lidocaine) / Novacaine fluid used to numb the area leaking out). ...Read more
Yes: As long as there is no evidence for infection should be fine ...Read more