Clear Fluid Comes Out In The Abdomen?
Hello, I want to ask. 2 weeks, 4 days ago I was having appendicitis and a chocolate cyst at the same time. And my stomach was slashed vertically from the navel to the navel, the stitches were quite long. I want to ask, 2 days after the operation I control and it turns out there was a slight infection so the doctor opened a few stitches to escape the pus and fluid inside. Now the other stitches are dry, but in the hole to come out the liquid still secretes clear liquid and the hole does not close even though the hole is small. Even though every day the wound is cleaned and replaced with bandages. Do you think it takes a long time for the clear liquid to stop coming out and the hole to close / tight like other seams ?? Is it true that the liquid is serum ?? Thank you
Hello Wuland, thank you for using HealthReplies.com.
Suture wound healing is very dependent on the size (depth) of the wound, the condition of the suture, infection of the wound, and daily wound care. Normally, the wound will close together along the wound with the same stitch. However, if certain conditions occur, such as a loose suture thread, an infection occurs in the wound, or less sterile treatment, the healing time will lengthen, and the duration cannot be ascertained because it is very dependent on the infection status at the time, and the process of handling / treating the wound .
If the fluid coming out of the stitching hole is clear liquid or red fluid (blood), this is normal / normal, because it is serum fluid or blood, which is normally under the skin but comes out because the skin layer is still open. But if the liquid that comes out in the form of thick liquid is yellowish or greenish, then there may still be an infection in the wound.
Things you can do are:
1. Keep cleaning the wound regularly and replacing the bandage. As much as possible done in health facilities because it has tools that are more sterile, but if you believe it can also be done at home.
2. Control the surgeon who performs the operation, because he knows for certain about the condition of the surgical wound.
3. Stay enthusiastic and patient in undergoing the treatment process. Sometimes the healing process requires a longer time than the estimated time, but if carried out diligently and patiently, the process can definitely be bypassed.
Thus my answer, hopefully can help.