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Drainage After Surgery
I had a hemorroids surgery 5 months ago. Ever since then I have anal mucus discharge. What can I do about it?
Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more
Ask retinal surgeon: There should not be a lot of drainage after vitrectomy, and this could be a sign of infection or leakage (rare). So, ask your surgeon about this. Sometimes crusting can also be a residue of postoperative eye drops. Usually a warm compress to the eyelids and gentle cleaning of the external lids can loosen and remove debris. This debris can also harbor bacteria, so it is good to remove it. ...Read more
I have drainages after complicated gall bladder surgery, been two weeks, I m hurting upper right, middle &back. Is this because of drainages?
See your surgeon: Its hard to give you a precise answer without knowing the details of your surgery, however 2 weeks is longer than usual to have drains in after gallbladder surgery unless you have a bile leak of some sort. The leakage of bile into your abdomen could also be contributing to your pain. It is important that you notify your surgeon and follow up with him/her for proper evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to have drainage out of my belly button after laparascopic surgery? The surgery was on thursday. The drainage is light red and on my shirt.
No, but not uncommon: This is not "normal", but it does happen occasionally. It usually is drainage of fluid that has accumulated under the incision. Usually not a problem, but you should have your surgeon look at. While you wait to see your surgeon, keep the area clean and dry. Keep it covered with sterile gauze or large bandaid. Keep a close eye on it. Any increasing drainage, redness, or pain are warning signs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Healing Takes Time: Hard to say why you are having a bile leak without knowing the anatomical details about your liver surgery. Be patient and give it some more time, but you may require internal catheter drainage (endoscopic or percutaneous) to help this resolve. Sometimes they have to change/upsize the drains to help direct the flow of bile and to heal the tract. Talk to your surgeon. ...Read more
Nan had fall in hospital got swollen eyebrow after having huge hematoma and bore hole surgery and drainage 1 week ago , will she be okay thankyou?
Likely yes: Based on the information that you provided, is that your nan had drainage of a hematoma. If there no additional issues that you have not described, then your nan should recover. ...Read more
I have 3 post surgical fistulas. Surgery was 9-22. What are my chances of them eventually collapsing? I have bowei drainage coming from the top gfistula.
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