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hi im 24 and have muscular dystrophy and had a peg fitted in

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hi im 24 and have muscular dystrophy and had a peg fitted in january.
And on thursday my peg gastrostomy started pussing so doctor took a swob & gave antibiotics. but tonight when we changed the dressing we found blood, what should i do?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Dr Basu :

Hi there, This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist. I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Dr Basu :

Blood or bleeding is also possible with the infection.

Dr Basu :

First of sall, you should aply pressure over the area to stop the bleeding.

Dr Basu :

Ofcourse, reapply the bandage after the bleeding stops.

Dr Basu :

if the bleeding is heavy not stoppable by pressure, then you will need to go to the local hospital for further evaluation.

Dr Basu :

Mild bleeding is not concerning.

Dr Basu :

But heavy bleding is.

JACUSTOMER-qxz4llkr- :

ok, also around the stoma its red and bit raised around the hole

Dr Basu :

That is expected also from the infection.

JACUSTOMER-qxz4llkr- :

okay, so i started antibiotics yesterday so should it start getting better in a few days?

JACUSTOMER-qxz4llkr- :

and if it doesnt what do u suggest i do?

Dr Basu :

yes it should.

Dr Basu :

if it does not, then you will need to see your consultant.

Dr Basu :

He may have to drain the area and enforce the skin support.

JACUSTOMER-qxz4llkr- :

ok

JACUSTOMER-qxz4llkr- :

thanks

Dr Basu :

but why poor service after mentioning thanks --

Dr Basu :

Please reply with any furthr questions.