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Post operational wound after undergoing laparoscopic colon surgery - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   3 days ago I noticed a rectangular bruise near the incision cut that was made during laparoscopic colon surgery in late January 2010. I am undergoing chemo, am weak, and I am very careful moving around. Could this bruise be tied to the operation at this late date? Someting left inside during surgery and working its way to the surface?
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   Hi Dr
Doctor :   Not possibly due to something left inside
Doctor :   it could be due to mere stretch of the skin near the incision
Doctor :   The under layers of the skin and muscle layer take
Doctor :   quite some time to fuse
User :   Its perfectly rectangular and purple. Its in the fat roll abouit a half inch above the incision.
Doctor :   any kind of stretch can lead to minimal internal bleed which would be the cause of the bruise
User :   Will this type of stretch bruise heal itself?
Doctor :   Yes , they heal over time
Doctor :   the dicoloration may persists only for few days
Doctor :   If the lesion worsens then you may have to be examined by the surgeon who operated you
Doctor :   If it regresses in size then need not worry
User :   OK, thanks
Doctor :   is there anything i can help you wiyh?
Doctor :   with*
User :   Not at this time.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting, bye for now
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