Hi guys, I had that spot of HS removed from my leg on June 2nd. Stitches came out that following Tuesday but I'm concerned about something. It seems like one of the stitches grew into the skin. Last Thursday evening though, I had one of said spots start draining(clear fluid). I contacted the surgeons office at that time and they said if it's not red, swollen, no fever above 101, then it would be considered normal. This morning however, I can barely put weight down on that leg to sit and it's still draining. Is this something I need to be concerned this weekend or can it wait until Tuesday?
At the very least you need to call the on call physician. It is absolutely NOT normal to be unable to put any weight on the limb. I would be thinking possible bone infection brewing. Catch it early for best results. Be careful.
LMB, I did speak with the surgeons office on Friday morning and they didn't seem overly concerned about it. The draining at this point has stopped for now and pain is tolerable. If it gets any worse, I promise I'll go to the ER. I promise!!!
Amanda, if there is a stitch that was left behind and you are having pain and drainage, it's possible you are getting an infection from the skin rejecting the stitch. However, any drainage, pain, making you nervous, I wouldn't wait until Tuesday... I'd go to either Urgent Care walk in center or the ER. Good luck and God Bless. I'll be praying for you Amanda. 🙏🏻💕
Clear drainage from the site is normal. That's your white blood cells trying to heal the area, and the fluid is the white blood cells. If the pain gets any worse, or the drainage starts changing colors go to the ER. :)