Post Surgical Bleeding

Post-surgical bleeding is a general complication after any surgery. Depending on the hemorrhage time, it is of three types: primary, reactive, and secondary. Primary bleeding occurs in the intra-operative period itself, whereas reactive bleeding befalls within the next 24 hours after an operation. If the bleeding occurs post-operatively after seven to ten days, it is called secondary bleeding. Direct pressure to the bleeding site, imaging to sort the spot, immediate blood transfusion, and, if required, reoperation are the ways of managing post-surgical bleeding.

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Should pus and bloody discharge after pilonidal surgery be of concern?

Query: Hi doctor, I got pilonidal sinus surgery one month ago, and they stitched the surgical wound with internal stitches as well. Everything was going smooth until today when I noticed a bloody trace on my underwear. When I checked, I saw a hole close to the incision and some pus and blood discharge. I d...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen both attached images (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). Unfortunately, this hole has reappeared. It means, despite all measures, some infections did occur and led to skin breakdown. This cannot always be prevented despite best efforts....  Read Full »

Had pilonidal sinus surgery before two months. Why is it bleeding now?

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from pilonidal sinus. I have been operated thrice in the last two years and the third operation has been successful. In the other two operations, the doctors left some of the sinus in. My main concern is that, it had been operated and healing well. It was stitched and the do...  Read Full »

Dr. Erioli Braholli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As a matter of fact, the worst thing of pilonidal sinus is that it can be repeated after treatment including surgery. Since you have been operated lately, I would recommend you to go through a cure of antibiotics as a first try. Because, it may be an infection of the wou...  Read Full »

My husband hit the wall and has been bleeding from the site where he has stitches after the hair transplantation procedure. Is it serious?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband had undergone hair transplantation three years ago, but his stitches are not completely closed because of his tight skin. He has pain in the area where the stitches were done. Yesterday he hit the wall and had a blood clot on the forehead. He had bleeding from the site where...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have thoroughly gone through your case and can understand your genuine health concerns. The Probable causes: Yes, there may be wound infection in this way. The skin should have been closed by primary suturing after the hair transplant, but if there is deficient ski...  Read Full »

I had bleeding from my mouth after four days of tonsillectomy. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I just had my tonsils taken out before four days. Today, I took a walk down the mall and started to bleed a lot from my mouth. I rush to the hospital, and the doctor asked me to rest. As soon as I got home, I tasted blood and spat a lot of blood again. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Bleeding after tonsillectomy is one of the most common complications. What you should do immediately is have some ice creams. This constricts the blood vessels and stops bleeding. Bleeding three or four days post operation is most likely due to infection. Are you under an...  Read Full »

Is stress a possible cause of post-hysterectomy bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor, Five weeks ago, I had a hysterectomy along with uterus, cervix and fallopian tubes. I am experiencing light pink to red vaginal bleeding after dealing with high stress at work. I just had my second follow up with my doctor. She said that my stitches are intact and everything appears nor...  Read Full »

Dr. Abiodun Samuel Adigoke

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Post-hysterectomy bleeding could be as a result of infection or breakdown of the vault following sexual activity. Also, it could be a normal occurrence from the wound site in which stressful activity brings about the pain and bleeding as you are experiencing. My advice is...  Read Full »

Why do I get blood on coughing post tonsillectomy surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. I got done tonsillectomy 10 days ago. Four days ago I went to the emergency room for coughing up blood clots, but we did get it under control. Now on day 10, I coughed up a smaller blood clot. I got the bleeding under control 5-10 minutes later. I need to know if th...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is very common to have small bleeds or clots in the sputum post-tonsillectomy. There is nothing that you need to worry about. However, in a situation where you develop huge intermittent clots, it is always better to get it examined by the operating surgeon. This ...  Read Full »

What are the complications of trab 360 surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, My dad had trab360 surgery, a relatively new technique for glaucoma, done on his right eye. When he initially got the surgery he still had vision in his eye afterwards. But, the next morning the vision in that eye got very blurred. Now, there is blood accumulation in the iris as well as ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please do not panic. Trab360 is new technique performed for certain types of glaucoma in certain hospitals. Most common side effect is bleeding and probably that is what happened to your father also. With bleeding in eye (anterior chamber) his vision has deteriorated. Pa...  Read Full »

How to stop bleeding after vestibuloplasty?

Query: Hello doctor, My 61 years old mother underwent vestibuloplasty for lower jaws. Since she arrived, it seems to be bleeding. I know blood and saliva mixed together will seem like bleeding than it actually is. We live in an isolated area. And reaching a doctor was not possible. Could you please let u...  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl F

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your situation. Bleeding after vestibuloplasty or any oral surgical procedure is normal for the next two hours. There are certain instructions you can follow at home to stop bleeding. 1. Apply pressure to the surgical site. Place a thick cotton or gauze...  Read Full »

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