TKR - 6 weeks - scar starting to bleed.

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What a wonderful forum this is for easing insecuritied by sharing experiences.

I have been doing quite well with my excercises and geting about around the house. But last night I noticed that my scar, right at the top had a few droplets of blood around it. Just a small seepage. Thinking back there was a very tiny blood blister yesterday morning.

This morning there is a little more blood. Nothing dramatic, but should I be concerned?

Has anyone else had this??

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    I think it is due to internal stitches but, off to the GP you go, ASAP to avoid infection.

    Let us know how you get on.

    Lynn 18 weeks post op

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    Thanks!! Have just booked to see my GP at 9.30...

    ...Will report back!


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    good luck at the gp's! i would have been very concerned too if my scar had started to bleed again after being closed for 4 weeks. how odd! lynn is right, you definitely don't want an infection. rather be safe than sorry!
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    I had a bleed while in hospital and was kept in 2 extra days to be sure. I agree with the others, best to get this checked at 6 weeks. We're all different and it'll probably turn out to be ok. Good luck. Jen 
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    yes lyn , i did go back to your gp , i had an infection and had to get meds , is your scar hot , mine was , or it could be just some thing or nothing , is your scar dry ,i found that mine was so when i did exercises it was cracking the scar and making it bleed , good luck x
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    Hi All, Just backl from GP. She doesn't think there is any infection there, but told me to go back if I see an 'white' seepage. I have been given some Fucidin cream as a precaution. This seems to be a combination of anti-biotic and hydrocortisone.

    Feelling much better now!

    Thanks for the help, gave me that 'push' to go and not sit at home and

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