Problem after staples came out

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   Posted 8/27/2009 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I got my 45 staples out yesterday. about 2 hours after them being removed, my wife and I pulled up to the local Target. I got out of the car, and she said "did you spill a soda on yourself? I look down, and my shirt is soaking wet. I immediatley thought my bag had leaked. I lifted my shirt and found a 3 inch section of the wound that was leaking profusely. Its mostly clear plasma with a little blood mixed in, but it is really coming out. I called the doctors office, and they said just put a bandage on it, and apply pressure. That was yesterday though, and I just woke up today and its still leaking.

Any thoughts on this?


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   Posted 8/27/2009 10:17 AM (GMT -7)   
that can happen when they are removed...there can be a little pocket of fluid that opens up when the staples are gone. Did they put 'steri strips' over your incision? I've had to pack my incision a few times until the area healed and isn't a big deal. If you are worried, make an appointment with the doc, tho!

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   Posted 8/27/2009 11:46 AM (GMT -7)   
man john, us guys have trouble on here, LOL, nobody is answering my post either.. =)
my name is Isaac, 24 year old guy, UC since I was 17
remicade for two years, worked OK but got married and was told it could cause birth defects so I quit feb 08. my wife reminded me that i still had D most of the time while on remicade.
ALWAYS sick with something either mild or serious, all related to UC and the medication
Wanted to start a family Jan 09 so dr stopped 6mp, wife got preg in may so I am back on 6mp also lialda and 20 mg pred
j pouch surgery is scheulded for sept 11, 2009! soon i will be med-free!

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   Posted 8/27/2009 2:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I had a bit of a problem too, I had 13 stitches and I had a pocket open up and oooze. I agree to call your doctor if it bothers you even though it is normal to have a pinkish fluid. Just make sure it isn't red, doesn't smell etc

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Diagnosed UC Pancolitis in Nov 2004
Diagnosed PSC in Oct 2006
Proctocolectomy and J-pouch formed with loop ileostomy April 2009
Reversal June 2009

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   Posted 8/27/2009 9:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I called the doctors office the day of, and today (the following day). Also had the home nurse look at it. All cases said it was normal. Its oozing alot, but no one seems worried. The home health nurse gave me supplies to pack it, and that seemed to help a lot. Hopefully it will quit oozing in a few days.
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