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Incision from mastectomy 7 days post. Is it ok for white pus? & incision / skin is black. Necrosis? What happens later?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
5 doctors agree
In brief: Must be SEEN
What you are describing can be as minor as a normal response to surgery or as serious as an infection requiring intervention.
It is impossible to differentiate the two extremes by a simple description. I assure you--your surgeon will want to hear from you and see you as soon as possible.

In brief: Must be SEEN
What you are describing can be as minor as a normal response to surgery or as serious as an infection requiring intervention.
It is impossible to differentiate the two extremes by a simple description. I assure you--your surgeon will want to hear from you and see you as soon as possible.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Get followup ASAP
Your description suggests that the skin at the incision has a poor blood supply.
White puss strongly suggests infection especially if the surrounding skin is red and you have been having fevers. Get in to see a doctor immeadiately.

In brief: Get followup ASAP
Your description suggests that the skin at the incision has a poor blood supply.
White puss strongly suggests infection especially if the surrounding skin is red and you have been having fevers. Get in to see a doctor immeadiately.
Dr. David Hardin
Dr. David Hardin
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
White drainage is probably either lymph or drainage from mammary glands.
Skin dark is tissue not healing well - will need wound consult. Tissue will heal slowly provided proper wound management procedures done.

In brief: No
White drainage is probably either lymph or drainage from mammary glands.
Skin dark is tissue not healing well - will need wound consult. Tissue will heal slowly provided proper wound management procedures done.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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