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What causes blood discharge from the incision wound after taking Codeine?

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Posted on Thu, 19 Apr 2018
Question: Hi my partner had bowel surgery a week ago to remove a tumor he got home from hospital yesterday and the incision was perfect hardly any bleeding today it has started bleeding which has leaked through the water proof dressing he took some codeine tablets could that of caused the bleeding and will it stop or should we go back to the hospital?
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Codeine is not responsible for wound bleeding .

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear

Warm welcome to Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* Codeine tablet is not responsible for the bleeding of the wound .

Kindly provide further details so that I can answer your query completely .

1. Bleeding - amount , duration .
2. Associated pain , fever or other symptoms .
3. If possible take a photo pic of the area without opening the water proof
dressing and upload as an attachment in the follow up section .

Awaiting for your response .

Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (31 minutes later)
There is not much bleeding and it only bleeds when he gets up and moves around while sitting or laying it stops! There is no fever or pain! How can I upload the photo?
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (10 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
minor ooze , not to worry at present .

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the details with photograph .

* There is minor ooze from the edge stitch .

* Guidelines at present

- Currently there is no emergency to rush to the hospital .
- Do not mobilise to much extent without necessity .
- Continue current medicines .
- If this remains same , can have dressing change after 48 hours .
- If the bleeding persist , oozes beyond the dressing tape or other symptoms
of fever , pain then immediately consult your doctor .

Hope this clears your query .

Wishing him fine recovery .
Welcome for any further guidance .

Regards dear take care .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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What causes blood discharge from the incision wound after taking Codeine?

Brief Answer: Codeine is not responsible for wound bleeding . Detailed Answer: Hello dear Warm welcome to Healthcaremagic.com I have evaluated your query thoroughly . * Codeine tablet is not responsible for the bleeding of the wound . Kindly provide further details so that I can answer your query completely . 1. Bleeding - amount , duration . 2. Associated pain , fever or other symptoms . 3. If possible take a photo pic of the area without opening the water proof dressing and upload as an attachment in the follow up section . Awaiting for your response . Regards .