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Is it normal for me to have dried blood on me when I wake up from surgery?

Is it normal for me to have dried blood on me when I wake up from surgery?

Yes: At the end of surgery the team caring for you does their best to clean you up. However, some oozing can still occur after and some areas are difficult to examine and clean. Plus, waking up from anesthesia can involve vigorous patient movement that can undo the cleaning. Clean with a wet towel or according to surgeon post-op directions. ...Read more

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Its day 5 after carpal tunnel surgery and when i took bandage off i see what looks dried blood under the skin below incision is that normal?

Its day 5  after carpal tunnel surgery and when i took bandage off i see what looks dried blood under the skin below incision is that normal?

Yes: If you had an open cts relase. A littile bit of bruising and dried blood is ok. It would be uncommon to see if it you had had an endoscopic release. ...Read more

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55 yo F with Barrett's. Take Omeprazole, sleep with CPAP. Wake up with blood in mouth weekly. Should I consider surgery for Barrett's?

55 yo F with Barrett's.  Take Omeprazole, sleep with CPAP.  Wake up with blood in mouth weekly.  Should I consider surgery for Barrett's?

Not yet: Make sure the blood in your mouth is not coming from your nose- postnasal drip. Use a humidifier for your CPAP as well as Vaseline for your nostrils. Talk to your gastroenterologist also. ...Read more

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Last week i had open inguinal hernia surgery and had my incision glued together. How should the incision look by now. Mine looks red like dried blood on it, is this normal and how long is healing.

Last week i had open inguinal hernia surgery and had my incision glued together. How should the incision look by now. Mine looks red like dried blood on it, is this normal and how long is healing.

Hernia surgery: We occasionally will use a "skin glue" to put the skin layer back together. The muscle underneath is sewn. The incision can look a little red, as you mentioned, but if this is increasing or you have drainage or increasing tenderness, these may be signs of an impending infection. At one week after surgery, the incision will not look very good, and will look absolutely fine in several weeks. ...Read more

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I've had open heart surgery about 8 years ago, aneurism repair and metal aortic valve replacement. INR is 2.1(low),I wake up with blood in mouth, dark?

I've had open heart surgery about 8 years ago, aneurism repair and metal aortic valve replacement. INR is 2.1(low),I wake up with blood in mouth, dark?

Contact your MD: Based on your health history and that fact that you have INR testing, you are likely taking warfarin or a different blood thinner in which case you should contact your doctor and let them know you are experiencing bleeding. It may also be a good idea to contact a dentist as it is not normal for your mouth to be bleeding and there may be an underlying teeth or gum problem causing this. ...Read more

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Would someone normally have blood in your urine after a gallbladder surgery?

No it is not: Maybe it is caused by a urinary catheter placed during surgery. If it persists, you need to call your surgeon. ...Read more

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My husband had his gallbladder removed from laroscopy surgery. He had the surgery january 4. He has leakage that looks like blood is this normal?

My husband had his gallbladder removed from laroscopy  surgery. He had the surgery  january 4. He has leakage that looks like blood is this normal?

Need to be checked: By this time normally should not have leakage , may be a stitch oe some thing irritating , go for a follow uo visit to the surgeon. ...Read more

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Blood in stool, conspation, musuc after gallbladder surgery. Is it normal?

Blood in stool, conspation, musuc after gallbladder surgery. Is it normal?

Perhaps: Constipation is common post surgery, especially with the use of narcotic pain medications. This can lead to excessive mucous production and could cause bleeding hemorrhoids or a tear called an anal fissure. All GI bleeding should be investigated to some degree, however, as rectal bleeding is never normal. You should discuss this with your doctor or surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have blood in my urine 2 weeks after prostate surgery?

Is it normal  to have blood in my urine 2 weeks after prostate surgery?

Hematuria: Blood in the urine occuring intermittently is common for some time after most transurethral prostate surgeries. ...Read more

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