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White Oozing After Stitches Removed
Complications: Most surgical wounds are well healed at 3 to 4 weeks, so this is not in the normal recovery. There are several possible diagnoses to your problem, best to take friend/family with you to your surgery appointment for answers, imaging and treatments. You may be referred to another surgeon or wound care center. Be well. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Perhaps sutures removed too soon, perhaps you have delayed healing related to any of a number of factors such as renal failure, diabetes, poor nutrition, smoking, perhaps there is too much tension on the wound, perhaps underlying infection. Best to see your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Finger laceration had 6 stitches. Flap came up after removal. A steristrip fell off after 10 days. Flap is open with fatty tissue. Who should I see?
Surgery last week. Dissolvable stitches. At end, there are stitches sticking out. Bleed after small tug(thought dead skin). Little prickle now. Help?
Its ok: This sounds "normal", but you may want to call your surgeon to be sure. You should have a postop appointment coming soon as well. Maybe you could call and ask to be seen earlier. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Sorry to: hear that..It will have to heal ?by secondary" means (Gradual "filling in") thus leaving (usually) a prominent scar! REPORT THIS TO THE PRACTITIONER who put in the stitches Cover the wound with a DRY STERILE DRESSING!....Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
Had pilonidal cyst removal 10 days ago with closure (4 sutures),in last 7 days I had a liquid drainage(my surgeon called seroma).normal?when it stops?
Had stitches removed 2 weeks ago from an incision to remove a mole. It's still very red and painful. Is this normal?
Robotic surgery 2 wks ago. Glue on umbilical incision fell off. 90% closed, 10% teeny opening. No bleeding, pain, or discharge. Can it heal naturally?
Had a ganglion cyst removed from hand. Three stitches. When the stitches were removed, incision was still open. Is this normal? Skin didn't close?
I had a perineal hernia repaired 10 days ago the drain removed 3 days ago the drain is discharging slightly red fluid 20mm after dressing 2 daily ?
It could be nomal: It could most definitely be normal. I would say that drainage could last for a few weeks. Red flags: increased pain, fever, redness, purulent (yellowish/pus, etc) discharge, etc. If you don't feel comfortable, make sure you see your surgeon asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had stab wound. Staples removed. Now It has stopped bleeding. Wound looks closed. Should I stop putting a dressing/gauze on it?
Probably: At this stage, most healing has taken place and the wound strength is fine. You need a dressing only to absorb secretions if there are any, but if this is not happening, you can leave it uncovered. ...Read more
Had an infected sebaceous cyst removed 2 wks ago. No stitches; daily dressings. Has been healing well. Suddenly, I notice redness around the wound. ?
Molar removed, got dry socket and had packing out in. Six days after being packed I am wondering if i leave the brown gauze in the socket or remove it?
Molar pulled 4 days ago dentist checked for infection cleaned area it was healing fine. After the clean later i see bone no more scab. Dry socket?
Possible: If the socket was cleaned four day after the extraction, blood clot might've gotten dislodged causing the dry socket, or the presence of infection during extraction might prevent the blood clot from forming , see your dentist to treat the dry socket .. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What should abdominal surgical incision look like 16 days post? Staples removed. Small amount of yellow discharge and scabs. Will cough undo?
I've had my gallbladder removed via keyhole 4 days ago. My belly button is leaking thick dark yellow pus that fills dressings quickly. Is this normal?
Postop/GB/issue: See your surgeon ASAP!!!!Get a more detailed answer ›
Itching is normal : During the healing process, the body releases special proteins that guide the repair and remodeling. One of the side-effects is itching. This will slowly resolve. In some patients, this resolution may be prolonged. Steroid can help but ask your dermatologist first. ...Read more
Any pain?: If there is no pain then you could be ok. Monitor the wound. Make sure closure is happening. Call your surgeon for his advise. Make sure you return for a post op visit to his office to be sure. ...Read more
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