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Q: color of skin graft

After 5 days what color should my skin graft on my nose be? I had basel cell but it was deep. A graft was taken from in front of my ear and is now bloody looking underneath the graft.

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Merely Me, Health Guide
2/13/10 3:08pm

Hello

 

First of all here is our information about skin grafts.

 

I am not a doctor but I do think that you need to tell your doctor about how it looks underneath the graft.

 

On this drug site they give this warning:


"What factors may cause problems with a full-thickness skin graft? Certain problems with a FTSG may lead to graft loss. These may include the following:

* Bleeding under the graft.

 

Most of the literature says it will take a long time to heal.  Did they give you any advice, warnings, suggestions on your skin graft before you went home?

 

I would call the doctor to make sure if things are healing properly.

 

Thank you for your question.

 

 

 

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By eea100, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/25/10, First Published: 02/07/10