A Lump On The Stomach And A Reddish Yellow Discharge?
Good afternoon, I want to ask r nA month ago I finished surgery for gastric infection when the stitches were dry r nBut the stitch marks had a lump r nThe lump was flaccid and when it was deflated it secreted a reddish yellow liquid r nWhat is it dangerous or natural?
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Lumps that appear on the stomach can actually vary depending on their appearance, can be signs of a hernia, abnormal growth of fatty tissue, skin infections due to bacteria, viruses, insect bites and so on. However, with a postoperative history and information that there is a reddish yellow discharge coming out of the lump, we suspect a bacterial infection in that area that entered from between your stitch marks. This condition can occur even though you are very careful in maintaining cleanliness because indeed, the bacteria are not visible and we cannot fully control them in conditions that are not ideal.
Our advice, direct examination is still needed to avoid misunderstanding in the diagnosis, so you should go back to the doctor who operated on you yesterday and show him about the lump. If it is an infection that is directly related to your surgery history, your doctor will definitely recognize it and may perform wound care and provide antibiotics and ointments to reduce symptoms.
But if your doctor states that this has nothing to do with the operation you are undergoing, then consult a dermatologist next to see other possibilities. Meanwhile, keep the area clean, don't squeeze or squeeze the lumps, and eat more high protein foods such as eggs, tempeh, tofu, milk, beef and sea fish to speed up the recovery process. Get well soon.
That's all, hope it helps.