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And ankle arthroscopy surgery today at about 6:45 am, looked down tonight, and noticed blood came thru plaster stitches gauze and an ace bandage help?

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Dr. Ahimsa Sumchai md
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Consult Orthopedist

I would give your orthopedist an immediate call for bloody drainage in an amount significant enough to soak through gauze and a plaster splint.
I also note you have symptoms of chills and headache that may or may not be related but raise concerns about local and systemic infection or postop fever. A wound dehiscence is the most serious concern as well as hospital acquired MRSA infection.

In brief: Consult Orthopedist

I would give your orthopedist an immediate call for bloody drainage in an amount significant enough to soak through gauze and a plaster splint.
I also note you have symptoms of chills and headache that may or may not be related but raise concerns about local and systemic infection or postop fever. A wound dehiscence is the most serious concern as well as hospital acquired MRSA infection.
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Dr. Mohammad Ashori
Family Medicine

In brief: Watch it...

That's normal. Nothing to worry about.
Elevate the leg so that the bleeding slows down. Avoid ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatories since they can thin the blood. If the bleeding worsens you will need to go in.

In brief: Watch it...

That's normal. Nothing to worry about.
Elevate the leg so that the bleeding slows down. Avoid ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatories since they can thin the blood. If the bleeding worsens you will need to go in.
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