Almost a year post cleft lift and there is blood coming from the bottom of the incision


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Hi everyone, my name is Angela no I had Dr. Marc Brand do my cleft lift last July (almost a year ago now). I have gained about 8 pounds since then, and I have noticed today that there is discomfort and blood coming from the bottom of my incision. Has anyone else had this kind of issue this far out from surgery? I’m so frustrated; I thought I would be done with this by now.


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Hi Angela..I’m sorry to hear you are having to deal with this too, I have exactly the same problem. I had the Karydakis op on 1st June last year, I had a small split in the scar a couple of months afterwards which took a few months to heal but since then it’s been pretty much ok, until a few weeks ago I noticed blood coming from the very bottom of my incision. Its since happened three times. Each time it happens my nurse puts a bit of flamminal gel on it for me (I see my practice nurse regularly as I’ve since had to have another abscess (not pilonidal) incised and drained which is taking forever to heal - been a long and painful year!) ..the flamminal heals it up in a couple of days but it is so so frustrating. I’m getting to the point where I’m scared to move in case I do any damage and I really don’t know what to do!..I just want to be normal again and not have to worry about this....I know it doesn’t help an awful lot but please know you are not alone. I don’t know where you are or if you can get flamminal gel but I would definitely recommend it, it seems to heal things really quickly, even if just for the short term!