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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?

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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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!!!!!

In brief: 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!!!!!
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