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15 days post surgery, redish fluid is still discharged?

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i had incisional hernia surgery on 20th of feb,got discharged on 25 feb.
the drain had come out pre maturely..
today on 7 th of march 15 days post surgery ,redish fluid is still discharged out of a cut in operated area, m on Antibiotic MPX Vc-625..
TAZLOC 40, ELTROXIN 100,GLYCOMET GP 2 FORTE TWICE A DAY. VOBIT BETWEEN MEALS TWICE A DAY,,
LATEST SUGAR RADING 152 PRE LUNCH & 162 POST..
m in regular touch with surgeon.. he say itz normal. m very worried..
plz suggest


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replied March 10th, 2012
Hernia Answer A32622
Welcome to e health forum.

Slight oozing of fluid from edge of a healing incision is ok. Proper antibiotics and regular dressing along with a abdominal binder (not too tight, though) might be helpful in allowing quicker healing.

But please note if you have the following issues:
1. Severe pain or tenderness in the incision or immediate surrounding area.
2. Redness in the area
3. Persistent /Continuous discharge in excessive amount (overlying dressings get soaked very soon) ; Foul smelling yellowish or reddish green discharge
4. High grade fever (More than 102 degrees F)
5. Nausea, vomiting
6. Fatigue, and weakness

In case you have the above symptoms, it would mean presence of internal infection or collection of abscess within the surgical site. In such a situation a few blood tests and /or a ultrasound may be needed for proper evaluation.

Hence consulting your treating doctor for a repeat examination might be needed in such a situation.


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