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Bleeding day 13 after Inguinal Surgery!

First let me thank all of you for your great forum! I had Inguinal Hernia surgery on 7-2-2010. I have had nothing but severe pain and bruising all the way down my thigh and no pain meds. have helped at all. Today on the 15th of July I started bleeding on the incision area. I thought a staple or suture broke. I had to go to the ER because it would not stop bleeding. I then was put through excrusiating pain by the ER doctor when he expressed blood clots. He would not give me anything for pain until he was done!! Then I left there with orders to keep doing this at home???? How absurd, I didn't have surgery for this! I would appreciate all info. please.
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replied July 19th, 2010
More than likely, you experienced some bleeding under the skin soon after your surgery, and as the clotted blood (hematoma) began to liquify again, it probably started oozing up through the incision. (Please note that bleeding is a known potential complication of any surgical operation.)

You should see your surgeon again, so that he/she can confirm that there is no ongoing bleeding or signs of infection.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

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