Q: Bleeding from incision in breast fold one week 2 days post op. How worried should I be?

Q: Bleeding from incision in breast fold one week 2 days post op. How worried should I be?

(Last Updated On: October 4, 2018)

Q: Bleeding from the incision in breast fold one week 2 days post op. How worried should I be?

I’ve been bleeding small amounts for days from my incision. I can see a small yellow spot could that be the stitches showing through or more likely to be an infection? I sent a photo to my PS but they have yet to get back to me. How worried should I be?

A: Spotting and discoloration of Steri-Strips is common

Light spotting with either red or clear yellow fluid under the Steri-Strips is common early after surgery. You should be fine waiting on your surgeon to reply if dressings are not saturated and there are no other unusual findings.

Dr. Chen Lee

Dr. Chen Lee is the co-founder of the Montreal plastic and cosmetic surgery clinic AESTHETICA MD. In 1986, he received his medical degree from the University of Toronto and was accepted as a resident of surgical science at McGill University in Montreal. In 1994, Dr. Lee practised at the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center as a member of academic staff in the Faculty of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Lee was a Professor of Plastic Surgery specializing in the treatment of complex cosmetic, reconstructive and oncologic deformities of the face, head, and neck. Dr. Lee returned to Montreal in 2002 when he was recruited as the Chairman of Plastic Surgery and Associate Professor at McGill University. In 2005, he turned his attention to his private practice at Aesthetica MD where he uses his training, expertise, and many years of experience to change or improve imperfections of the face, neck, and body.
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