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I had sinus surgery 4 weeks and 1 day ago . Today I had black blood in mucas . Has been no discharge for 10 days now . Is this still to be expected ?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Expected

"black blood" is old blood.
Depending on how many sinuses were opened/ cleaned out, you may still have some old blood circulating through your sinus passages. Confirm your sinus cleansing regimen with your ENT surgeon.

In brief: Expected

"black blood" is old blood.
Depending on how many sinuses were opened/ cleaned out, you may still have some old blood circulating through your sinus passages. Confirm your sinus cleansing regimen with your ENT surgeon.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
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Dr. Noah Fitzpatrick
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Probably

It's likely old blood/clot/scab from the surgery.
If continues, or develop new bleeding, you need to have the doctor evaluate.

In brief: Probably

It's likely old blood/clot/scab from the surgery.
If continues, or develop new bleeding, you need to have the doctor evaluate.
Dr. Noah Fitzpatrick
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Sometimes the blood that gets into the sinus sits there mixes with the mucus and turns into tarry liver like substance that they sinus eventually expels.
It should be nothing to worry about.

In brief: Yes

Sometimes the blood that gets into the sinus sits there mixes with the mucus and turns into tarry liver like substance that they sinus eventually expels.
It should be nothing to worry about.
Dr. David Astrachan
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