I had surgery about 1 month ago in my left breast to remove 2 benign cysts. Last week I woke up in a puddle of pus and blood coming from the biopsy site. I went to see the Surgeon and she told me it was not infected, keep it clean and dry and to just leave it alone and it will heal on its own. I does not seem to be getting any better, and I think that it is infected, should I go see my primary care physician?
Any surgical wound can ooze a very small amount of liquid for a day or two after the surgery and is usually absorbed by the dressing. This liquid discharge is watery and mixed with blood (serosanguinous discharge). A mild swelling around the incision site is common.
Any discharge which is not watery, thick and white in color is not normal, especially if it is associated with pain, tenderness (pain on touching) and marked swelling around the incision site, with redness (erythema) along the incision margins.
If you notice any of those signs mentioned above suggestive of infection, then it is very much advisable to see your doctor immediately.
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