can occur and if its more like spotting rather than frank bleeding, it would be normal and presumed from an exposed edge along your incision and it will heal with good wound care. If you're dripping or gushing, you should see your surgeon for an exam and further management.
It appears that you may have had a hematoma (collection of blood under the skin) on left side. This can happen after any surgery and is typically self-limiting, however if you continue to bleed you should definitely consult your surgeon and have them evaluate the area.
dear mama 28
Your pictures look absolutely normal. I notice you have some black and blue areas but this is not unusual. The surgical repair looks good and theist op pictures normal. It is not unusual to see some bloody discharge at this point after surgery. Swelling will cause discomfort and this will all go away with time. Good luck
John R Miklos
Atlanta ~ Beverly Hills ~ Dubai
From what I see, healing appears to be normal. Sometimes a small amount of blood sequestered under the skin releases as healing progresses. BUT WHY PUT NEOSPORIN on it? Best to leave it alone, not "handle" it. Also: you should be asking this question to your surgeon. (S)he's the one who knows most about you & has the responsibility for your post-op repair. Do not substitute our opinions for a visit to your doc! The weblink below bay help you...
Michael P Goodman MD
Thanks for your photos. It looks like you had a small hematoma on the left side which is self-resolving. As the clotted blood liquefies you will experience the bleeding. This type of bleeding is a good thing since it will minimize the chance of an infection and decrease your discomfort. You should notify your surgeon and schedule an examination.
Best of luck,
It can be normal to have some slight bleeding after labiaplasty. It appears you had a linear excision technique and this can indeed ooze for a few weeks. Ultimately the bleeding will stop and the area will heal. Good luck.
Thank you for writing in with your concerns. This is not a usual occurrence after labiaplasty but you do have a hematoma (blood clot) due to a small vessel that is oozing under the skin and leaking out of your incision. Please call your surgeon to be seen right away for evaluation. Comfort measures can include ice, extra strength Tylenol (avoid ibuprofen as it can increase bleeding), gentle pressure, and continuing to stay off your feet as much as possible. Have your doctor write you a work excuse. It will probably be another week before you will start feeling better.
I hope this information is helpful and you feel better soon.
Dr. Troy Robbin Hailparn
Bleeding immediately beneath the surface is tracking partially into the subcutaneous level of the labia majora causing bruising and the remainder is leaking out slowly through the skin. If it were deeper, or not draining, there would be swelling and pain. Nonetheless, this can easily be remedied quickly by your surgeon in the office and should not damage your scars.
This wouldn't be normal for my patients, but i don't do the trim method like you had performed. It's really simple what you need to do. Call your doctor. It's never a "bother" when a patient has a problem and most doctors want to know that you're OK. Probably what has happened is that there is a small opening somewhere along the long trim method incision line that did not completely close, OR there is a small blood vessel on the edge of the trim that did not get cauterized. There will probably be nothing to do and it should stop on its own, but sometimes a small amount of cautery or silver nitrate can be applied in the clinic. Pick up the tele and make a call so that you can be taken care of!