Is bleeding after hematoma removal normal? I am frustrated and don't know what to do (Photo)
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It could just be a little residual leaking from the pocket post-hematoma evacuation, but do follow up closely with your PS.
It is difficult to say from the limited photo views that you posted. Best to follow closely with your surgeon.
Am I OK?
It's hard to tell from your photograph what's going on. I'm assuming by bleeding you mean from the incision or drainage side of the hematoma. Your plastic surgeon will best be able to assess whether there's any signs or symptoms related to a recurrent breast infection. A white blood cell count might be helpful as well. Best of luck.
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Bleeding after hematoma removal
Sorry to hear your problems. The "bleeding" may be due to residual surgical fluid, seroma, or hematoma. Although it is difficult to appreciate the skin "getting red" based on your photos, you should contact your plastic surgeon and be evaluated in person. The redness may be due to skin irritation, skin infection, or deeper tissue infection.
Is bleeding after hematoma removal normal?
Thanks for your question. Very sorry for all that you are going through. I think that you are referring to leaking from the incision site when you say bleeding. As long as you are not having significant swelling of the breast following evacuation of the hematoma, you should be fine. Hopefully all is stable. Best of Luck!
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