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What causes bluish black discoloration on the scar tissue after an appendectomy?

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Posted on Tue, 12 Sep 2017
Question: My external appendix scar tissue seems to be opening up. The scar area seems to be black and blue. I am 81 and the scare tissue is almost as old.76
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (14 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Many possibilities herewith .need complete details.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear

Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* There are many reasons of wound gaping or color change in wound as
- developing hernia - infection - injury in some way over the part .

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

1. Since when noticed color change .
2. Obvious bulge or swelling over and above the skin when cough or weight
lifting activity .
3. History of any injury over the scar .

Awaiting for your response .

Regards .
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What causes bluish black discoloration on the scar tissue after an appendectomy?

Brief Answer: Many possibilities herewith .need complete details. Detailed Answer: Hello dear Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.com I have evaluated your query thoroughly . * There are many reasons of wound gaping or color change in wound as - developing hernia - infection - injury in some way over the part . Kindly provide the necessary details so that I can answer your query completely . 1. Since when noticed color change . 2. Obvious bulge or swelling over and above the skin when cough or weight lifting activity . 3. History of any injury over the scar . Awaiting for your response . Regards .