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5 days post op and the bruise is twice as big today as it was yesterday when it appeared. My other 4 incisions look normal. I did have significant blood loss in surgery and had to have to have 2 blood transfusions in the hospital because of the internal bleeding. It does not hurt and I wasn't injured except for surgery. The bruise started 4" away from the first incision it has now reached. post-130737-14266229886969_thumb.jpg

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Check with your Dr. to see if all is well. Sorry to hear about having complications. I hope from here on out all will go as planned.

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I had a ton of bruises but not near the incision, mine was only from the blood thinner shots. May want to have it checked out.

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I didn't have any bruising, but my nurse told me that if I did, they may be huge, and they would follow gravity, kinda "sliding" down your abdomen. If you are unsure, definitely ask about it. Good luck to you!

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Ditto check with your doctor.

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My whole stomach and abdomen was one large bruise that was the same color as yours. It showed up around 3 days post op and slowly faded to yellow over the next week. I just assumed that the surgeon was in a hurry and rough when completing my surgery.

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I am four days out and look the same..biggest bruise on the large incision..dr said it's ok as long as it wasn't oozing..I would call just to let them know

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I have a bruise that is so dark it is eggplant colored. It isn't that large though. I had some really ugly bruising after I had my lapband out that stuck around for weeks, I just assumed they were normal for me.... maybe an effect of the blood thinners.

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Mine aren't as dark, but they have been popping up sporadically around the same area. Not directly on the incision, but below and to the left of the largest incision. It's not even on the indent that is below the big incision. But they are cascading down my abdomen - it's been the most uncomfortable part and range from brownish purple, to greenish yellow.

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Mine was wayyyyy worse than that. But totally normal.

Mine was wayyyyy worse than that. But totally normal.

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Yes, that looks consistent with surgery where there was large blood loss, but it wouldn't hurt to call your doctor.

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