Patient : I had surgery today on my broken leg at about 11:30 est. I just noticed that the bandage wrapped around my leg is becoming soaked in blood. the bandage is pretty thick. I'm not having any pain right. is this normal?
Bleeding after any surgical procedure is always a cause for concern. It is difficult to say whether you require any further intervention without a physical examination. However, it is unusual for a dressing/bandage to become soaked with blood. Therefore I suggest that you make your surgeon aware of this issue as soon as possible. Depending on the cause, a thicker bandage may be all that is required.
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