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What should I do if my wound bleeds after surgery?

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Replace the bloody bandage with a new one. If you apply pressure directly to the cut for a few minutes, it'll ususally stop the bleeding. Call your doctor if it doesn't stop right away.

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Caring for Your Incision After Surgery."

Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals -- NHS Trust: "Caring for surgical wounds at home."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on November 8, 2018

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Caring for Your Incision After Surgery."

Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals -- NHS Trust: "Caring for surgical wounds at home."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on November 8, 2018

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