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Never seen my Dr after hysterectomy and was discharged with my incision opening up. Post 5 days now.How do I care for it?

Never seen my Dr after hysterectomy and was discharged with my incision opening up. Post 5 days now.How do I care for it?

Contact surgeon: I would contact your surgeon and make arrangements for follow up. If the incision is opened up a lot then it may need to be packed with gauze for dressing changes. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

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


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I reopened an incision two weeks ago and the hole is spreading up the incision line. It has a thick, yellow, odorless discharge inside. Is this okay?

I reopened an incision two weeks ago and the hole is spreading up the incision line. It has a thick, yellow, odorless discharge inside. Is this okay?

NO & NO.: It's not okay for an incision to open up a hole that keeps getting larger.. This is called dehiscence. It means that the incision isn't healing properly. Dehiscence is often associated with infection and that's not okay either. Please see your surgeon ASAP!!!!! ...Read more

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I had an epididyectomy on 12/2. The testicle is still large in size, very painful and I have had some discharge from the scrotal incision. Help?

I had an epididyectomy on 12/2. The testicle is still large in size, very painful and I have had some discharge from the scrotal incision. Help?

See the surgeon...: Your current wound condition, i.e., one month after epididymectomy, should seek re-evaluation preferably by the surgeon since s/he has more specific ideas about what was done and can be expected. So, bring the detailed sequence of events (symptoms and signs of surgical site) to see her/him soon within 1-2 days; if feverish, go right away. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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Hi, I had a laparotomy 10 days ago and the incision was closed using glue. I have minor weeping/discharge and a hard lump below. Can you advise pls?

Hi, I had a laparotomy 10 days ago and the incision was closed using glue. I have minor weeping/discharge and a hard lump below. Can you advise pls?

Operative wound: If the wound has any associated redness and pain need to make sure it is not infected, otherwise keep the wound site clean it will heal. If you not sure have your surgeon look at the wound. ...Read more

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Mastoidectomy done 18th & all good except sticky discharge from incision tolerable pain & swelling, major itching, blisters at base and frt of inci, ?

Mastoidectomy done 18th & all good except sticky discharge from incision tolerable pain & swelling, major itching, blisters at base and frt of inci, ?

See your doc ASAP : The itching and the blistering suggest that this could be an allergic contact dermatitis, perhaps to the adhesive from the bandages. But anytime there is an issue going on after surgery, it is very important to see the surgeon right away. Infection could also present similarly and must be excluded. ...Read more

Incision (Definition)

An incision is an opening made in the skin or mucosal surface. It is usually performed to allow entry into a body cavity in order to ...Read more