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What Causes Bluish Black Discoloration At The Scar Site After An Appendectomy?

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Posted on Sat, 16 Sep 2017
Question: I have very old external appendix scar tissue that seems to be turning black and blue. No pain.
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Likely possibility of infection . provide further details please .

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear

Welcome to Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* Seems issue in relation with some sort of infection probably .

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

1. When was surgery of appendix performed .
2. Duration of color change in scar tissue .
3. Other symptoms than pain like itching , redness of surrounding skin , fever .
4. If possible and no objection , kindly take a photo pic and attach herewith
as an attachment .

Awaiting for your response .

Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (1 hour later)
The surgery of the appendix was done in 1940. No pain at this time.

No iching,no fever, no change in color.

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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (56 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Localised infection component . guidelines provided .

Detailed Answer:
Respected XXXX

Thanks for the details and the photograph .

* This is localised infection with presence of yellowish scab in around the central part .

* Suggestions for better recovery

- Keep the area clean with antiseptic liquid .
- Apply aloe vera gel 3 times a day .
- Consult your doctor for support of antibiotic treatment to get early
recovery .
- Keep your blood sugar under control .

Hope this will help you. Welcome for any further doubts .

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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What Causes Bluish Black Discoloration At The Scar Site After An Appendectomy?

Brief Answer: Likely possibility of infection . provide further details please . Detailed Answer: Hello dear Welcome to Healthcaremagic.com I have evaluated your query thoroughly . * Seems issue in relation with some sort of infection probably . Kindly provide further details so that I can answer your query completely . 1. When was surgery of appendix performed . 2. Duration of color change in scar tissue . 3. Other symptoms than pain like itching , redness of surrounding skin , fever . 4. If possible and no objection , kindly take a photo pic and attach herewith as an attachment . Awaiting for your response . Regards .