Yellowish Drainage After Mohs Surgery
- Asked by 6551anon in Denver, Co
- 3 years ago
Is it normal to have a yellowish liquid leaking out from my bandage I had the surgery 2 days ago.
Drainage after surgery
Drainage in the first 24-48 hours after surgery may occur. It may be indicative of post operative bleeding if it is red or post operative infection if it is yellow. I would suggest following up with your doctor to make sure that "yellow" drainage is not indicative of infection.
Drainage from a dressing after Mohs surgery
IF the wound was allowed to heal on its own, which is called second intent healing, then wound oozing can be expected. You should check with your surgeon, as it could be a sign of a problem if it was stitched together. Infection is very rare this soon after surgery, but you should call your doctor to be certain everything is oK.
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