Is Bruising Dangerous?
After surgery there is always some blood left behind no matter how carefully the operation was performed. Sometimes this blood will slowly work its way up to the surface and form a bruise. A bruise is simply blood in the skin and it can be very colorful, but it is not dangerous. Also remember that blood is a liquid and it sometimes runs downhill. What that means is that even though the operation was in the inguinal area, it is not uncommon to see a bruise in the scrotum and penis or the vulva after surgery. Initially the bruise will be dark blue or purple. As the body breaks down and reabsorbs the blood the bruise will develop shades of green and then in a few more days you will see shades of brown and yellow.
If you think you may have an inguinal hernia and want to schedule an appointment to get an accurate diagnosis, contact Dr. Brown’s office today.