Bruising and swelling Post-Op
Hello, and thank you for your question. It looks like it has now been some time since you asked, and I hope that your surgeon was correct and all of this corrected itself. It is very normal for bruising and swelling to take place within the first couple of weeks after surgery, and then everything will start to heal. You should never hesitate to contact your surgeon if you are still having issues or questions! Best of luck to you.
Going back to surgery
You are probably a candidate to go back to surgery for drainage and stopping the bleeding. He was referring to OLD blood not to Cold Blood. Go see you surgeon. You would benefit by a wash out in surgery. My Best, Dr Commons