Blood with pus? Infection? Hematoma? (Photo)
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I recommend that you have this wound assessed in person by a Plastic Surgeon.
All the best
Very difficult to give you an answer with the limited photos and history. The fluid should be cultured (although many times after starting antibiotics the culture is negative). The area should be kept clean and dry. You should see a Board certified Plastic surgeon ASAP for evaluation in person.
Best of luck.
Thank you for your question and photographs. At this stage in your recovery, if your symptoms are persisting and/or getting worse it is important that you be seen immediately by a board certified plastic surgeon or go to the ER. You should have a culture taken of the fluid seeping out of the incision to have it tested for bacteria and infection.
Best of luck in your recovery!
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science
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