Based on your story, you may have pulled a deep stitch through a blood vessel or caused some additional bleeding. As long as your exam has not changed appreciably, I think it is OK. Monitor drain output and seek attention as soon as possible.
Will popping a stitch cause liquid to drain a different color?
From your history, your coughing episode may have started some bleeding. You need to be seen by your plastic surgeon to see is this drainage is significant or not. Best wishes.
Tummy tuck and liposuction - bloody drainage after I coughed
Thank you for asking about your tummy tuck and liposuction.
- You truly should be reporting this to your own surgeon -
- If you were my patient, I'd want to talk with you at least and maybe to see you.
- It sounds as though your cough caused some bleeding.
- Your surgeon will want to know what color the fluid is now, if you are swollen and what is causing the cough.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS