Bruising after Hernia Surgery

Is Bruising Dangerous?

Bruising after surgerAfter 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.

William Brown, MD
Hernia Specialist

Dr. Brown has been repairing inguinal hernias for over 30 years, taking care of Athletes with Sports Hernia injuries since 1999.  Dr. Brown has been taking care of patients with complications from mesh for so long that his hair is gray. Luckily he still has some hair.

His patients include players from the San Jose Sharks and the San Jose Earthquakes as well as athletes from the NFL, AFL, NBA, and the local college teams. As well as Athletes from 15 foreign countries.

Location:
Fremont Office
William H. Brown, M.D.
39470 Paseo Padre Pkwy
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 793-2404
Fax: (510) 793-1320

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