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Had surgery on foot. Turns purple when i put it down. ? 6 days post op. Unable to get in to dr because of weather

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Dr. Gary Kugler
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In brief: Tight bandage?

Is there excessive pain? If so this may be from a tight bandage.
Contact your surgeon and see if he/she recommends loosening the outer wrap/ace bandage. A circulatory problem is possible as well. Is the skin cool? Probably not an emergency if not painful or cool, however, i would still call the surgeon's office/emergency line to be safe.

In brief: Tight bandage?

Is there excessive pain? If so this may be from a tight bandage.
Contact your surgeon and see if he/she recommends loosening the outer wrap/ace bandage. A circulatory problem is possible as well. Is the skin cool? Probably not an emergency if not painful or cool, however, i would still call the surgeon's office/emergency line to be safe.
Dr. Gary Kugler
Dr. Gary Kugler
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In brief: Surgery

As stated , call your surgeon and advise him/her of this.
Sometimes they can talk you through a simple remedy like the possibility of a tight bandage that has been mentioned . Feel free to call - it's the right thing to do.

In brief: Surgery

As stated , call your surgeon and advise him/her of this.
Sometimes they can talk you through a simple remedy like the possibility of a tight bandage that has been mentioned . Feel free to call - it's the right thing to do.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Dr. Thomas Inwood
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In brief: See below

This is not unusual as long as you are not experiencing severe pain and increased swelling.
I would try calling dr. To make them aware of this.

In brief: See below

This is not unusual as long as you are not experiencing severe pain and increased swelling.
I would try calling dr. To make them aware of this.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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