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What Does An Abnormal Incision Look Like
Red, Hot, Tender: An infected incision will look very red and blanch to the touch. It will also be very warm and tender to the touch. There will be more swelling than normal. There may or may not be pus or foul smelling drainage coming from the wound. If your wound has any of these characteristics you should contact your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infected site: The incision site would be red, swollen and hot to touch. The cut skin sides are not joined together by staples or sutures there may be drainage of purulent fluid with smell or bubbly crepitus underneath the skin. It can be superficial, deep in fascia or in the organ inside. Thanks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually tiny: The incision after a tubal ligation depends upon the technique used: laparoscopic tubal about the size of a dime, the same as diagnostic. Laparoscopy; postpartum tubal about the size of a quarter; vaginal tubal ligation even your gynecologist won't see it; placement of the essure intrauterine device will not be visible except to a radiologist;. ...Read more
Infected: Red, swollen, tender, pus drainage. Google images has wound infection images for your reference. If it is of any help, infections in the anterior neck are rare. Go see your surgeon right away. He may start you on oral antibiotics of there is a concern. In the meantime, drink orange juice or take vitamin c and zinc tablets to speed up the wound healing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can i get pain meds for an incision infection even though i've had a few prescriptions already? I don't wanna look like an addict or drug seeker.
I had spinal surgery just over a month and I have 3 spots at the top of incision that look like dents about 1/4 inch wide and deep and are tender ?
Stitches: Could be stitches coming out. Check with your surgeon to rule out infection. ...Read more
Incision from appendectomy leaking dark red/purple watery fluid. Doesn't look like blood. There is inflamed bumps near the incision. Is this normal?
Draining abcess: See Surgeon immediatelyGet a more detailed answer ›
My husband had cervical surgery 2 weeks ago and on the incision location there is an unusual hard lump, is this normal? Is this normal
2 : 2 weeks after surgery a hard lump could just be the incision trying to organize itself so to speak, or a small collection of blood or body fluid (seroma). However you should be able to call your surgeon's office and ask the office staff to relay the message to the surgeon about your inquiry to be on the safe side. You should also be able to see your surgeon free of charge if it's within 2 weeks of the surgery if you have insurance. Check with your doctor's office. ...Read more
I have swelling above my incision from having my tubes removed and is more tender today. I had them taken out last week. Is that unusual?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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