Arianwen92

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I'm 24yr old female. I had the excision and primary closure on the 19/12/16, a few days later an infection was found. I was given antibiotics and some dressings and sent on my way. Over Christmas I didn't feel well and there was a lot of hemoserous fluid drainage... So much it would go completely through the dressing, the pad and onto my underwear and clothes. On the 26/12 I went to A+E because I was worried about the amount of fluid and I thought the stitches were loose. The registrar and surgeon had a look, they pressed down on the wound and it was like a fountain of fluid gushing from the wound. They decided to admit me to a ward and operate in the morning. My consultant came to see the wound in the morning, he said there was no need to operate. The staff nurse then took out the stitches, cleaned the wound and packed it. They changed my antibiotics which worked, and I'm continuing to have daily packing with practice nurse and district nurse. Over the last few days it's bleeding a lot more than usual and the practice nurse yesterday said she thinks twice daily packing would be more appropriate as my skin is now excoriated from the amount of fluid irritating my skin. Is it normal for it to still be bleeding this much? They have swabbed to check for infection, results back yesterday and no infection found. Has anyone else had a similar experience? I'm finding it hard to cope with this. I'm in university studying nursing, it's a very demanding course and I'm having to take time off, change upcoming placements to suit my needs, apply for extensions on assignments because I can't concentrate on anything. It's getting me down, I just need someone to tell me it's going to get better haha!
 

Arianwen92

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Hey I had surgery nearly 5 months ago in September and I'm still bleeding finding it so hard to cope too
I'm 8 weeks post op now, on my third infection and had to have an interruption of study from uni... this is so ridiculous! I'm still bleeding too :(
 

Pateo

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Five weeks post op after a primary closure. Healing was going to plan, no infection at all and until I noticed some blood yesterday evening. I can see where it is coming from, a small opening at the top of my wound. Very disappointed as I am guessing that this means that the cyst is coming back. Am back with the surgeon next week, for the first time since my operation, so I will see what his plan of action is. It's so annoying.
 

Dan Jobson

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Hi there, bleeding is perfectly normal i'm told. I had my surgery in July 2016 and was mismanaged until around Christmas when I went private and have now almost made a full recovery.

With regards to your increase in bleeding, have you been sitting down at all? Or doing any exercise? as this could be the reason, you have to lay on your side or standup whenever possible. If you have to sit down for lectures ask your nurse for a gel seat as this evenly distributes the weight. Would you mind me asking how deep your wound is?

You will definitely get there, you just have to do everything right!
 

swisssbb

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5 weeks post Lomberg-flap surgery ( after reoccurence and non healing open wound) , infection and still bleeding from top of the incision.
 

chelseax2310

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I'm now 7 months post op and had my second visit to hospital as the bleeding just isn't stopping but my hospital won't do anything
The doctor I seen told me he doesn't know anything about it and I've got to go back tomorrow and hope there is a specialist in.
I'm getting so down about it now it's affecting my mental state
I don't think I'll have a job much longer as they are making my life hard too
 
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