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Pus From Surgical Incision
No: Liposuction is performed through very small incisions. It is not necessary to places stitches in the incisions. I used to place stitches, but now i leave them open so that all the fluid drains out. Every surgeon has a different approach to stitches, but ultimately it doesn't make a difference. http://www.dassmd.com/liposuction/index.html. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Radical orchadectomy.Went septic, second incision on scrotum to drain infected puss.Wound healed but pink bit protruding and oozing a little. Advice?
Yes: So in general sebaceous cysts will not every completely go away unless they are removed. This requires a minor surgery. How minor depends on the size of the cyst. These can be often be done in the office under local anesthesia if done early when they are small, however, if large enough may require more than just local anesthesia. Best is to consult with a surgeon - general or plastic surgeon. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
How can I know where the infection is coming from? 4 weeks post large incisional hernia repair with infected fluid drainage. Mesh or tissue?
Possibly both: It is exceedingly hard to determine if a post-operative infection spares any prosthetic material that was implanted, including mesh; if the infection approaches the material, we assume it is infected. Due to the risk of treatment failure if infected foreign material is left in place, it is generally recommended by id to remove any prosthetic material in these situations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 mo. post op pilonidal cyst. Wound has not fully healed. There is yellow fluid inside wound, redness around site, and burning pain. Infection? Rash?
Possibly: Only a visual inspection with cultures will reveal the true nature of what's going on but my money would be on an infectious entity with what you're saying. Get an appointment back with the doctor who did the surgery and see how he/she wants to approach things. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It really depends on what the wound looks like the following 24 hours with respect to the quality and quantity of the drainage. Also the physician takes into account the type of material that is packed in the incision. Certain packing can remain in the wound up to seven days while others need to be removed within the first 24 to 48 hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A large thigh abscess develops at the surgical site after a femoral artery embolectomy, is incision and drainage the only treatment required?
Yes: An abscess, or collection of infected fluid should absolutely be drained. If left undrained, it could compromise healing if the opening in the artery, and the suture line could blow out leading to a high risk of death. Call your surgeon immediately! an infection of the skin without and abscess is best treated with antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Maybe: Small incsional discharge of clear or yellowish fluid can be seen. If there is increasing redness, pain or swelling at the incision then infection needs to be considered ; call your surgeon now. If ino sign of infection ; it does not resolve in a few days, call your surgeon too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not So Bad: The pain from an "i and d" is dependent on the location & severity of the abscess and the method of anesthesia. A simple one just under the skin can usually be done with local anesthesia. Deeper abscesses usually require a trip to the or and the help of an anesthesiologist. Most importantly, the pain caused by the abscess will soon be gone. ...Read more
The two common ways : Are to cut out the entire cyst along with its lining and close it up directly with stitches after thoroughly washing it out or to cut it out entirely but leave it open with packing that needs to be changed and then washed out several times letting it heal from the floor of where the cyst was or use a device known as a woundvac to force it to heal quicker with similar wound care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wide excis. Removal pilonidal cyst 10mos ago. Wound finally closed after 8mos, now has 2 small holes w bridging. Recurring cyst or scar breakdown?
Recovery support: Blood blister can occur after surgical incision, usually from the tape adhesive and/or glue. This can be tender, should be kept clean and dry. Okay to report this to your surgical team when you call to make your post operative appointment. Call sooner if you develop fever or vomiting. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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