I saw my PS yesterday and he says there is no infection and it will heal over on its own. Today, the burning sensation is worse. In fact, the burning sensation is getting worse a little each day since about day 7. The rest of the incision line looks great . . . you can hardly even see the line. I thought I would get better each day but I feel I am going backwards :-( Does anyone suggest I do anything to speed the healing and stop the bleeding?
10 Days Post Tummy Tuck: Incision Line Discharging Blood and Burning
Doctor Answers (9)
Burning sensation after tummy tuck
You should see your plastic surgeon again.
Occasionally, sutures work their way to the surface and can generally be easily removed.
Sometimes, small sensory nerves become hypersensitive. It is important to treat this proactively to prevent long term problems; again bring this to the attention of your plastic surgeon.
Incision draining after tummy tuck
After ten days you have tenderness that increases daily, and bloody drainage from a point in your incision? Sounds like an infection, and you should see your surgeon on a regular basis until things improve. Suggest a culture and appropriate antibiotics, and keep the area clean with soap and water and lightly dress the open area.
Best of luck,
Bleeding and Burning after Tummy Tuck
This could be an infection with bloody discharge from a stitch abscess. It could also be caused by an ingrown hair. The burning is normal to experience after having a tummy tuck. The nerves will be sensitive for a while post surgery. However, if you continue to experience discharge and discomfort on your incision, return to your doctor to revisit the problem.
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10 days after tummy tuck
this is probably normal. just continue to see your surgeon weekly. remember antibiotics are not harmless either
Incision Line Discharging Blood and Burning?
This is not normal or expected. See your surgeon again for examination and advice.
John Di Saia MD
Ten days after tummy tuck
If you can hardly see the incision line ten days after, your surgeon is meticulous, and technically adept. You may have caught a small cutaneous (skin) nerve in the closure, which hopefully will heal and become less tender with the passage of time. Pain has been worsening since day 7 perhaps because you are more active each day. A drop of blood or two is certainly not uncommon along the incision line during the first couple of weeks following abdominoplasty. In agreement with other commenters, my recommendation is to present each and every concern to your surgeon, and follow up as often as necessary to resolve problems.
Tummy tuck incision healing issues
Oozing from the scar and increasing pain can indicate a wound infection. I would see your plastic surgeon frequently until this issue resolves. The fortunate things is that most tummy tuck wound healing issues resolve without any operative intervention.
Bleeding and pain after TummyTuck
I would recommend having your plastic surgeon keep a close eye on you. A number of things could be going on. Difficult to determine in the absence of photos and a physical examination.
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