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Anyone have bruising from neck down into chest after cervical fusion?

Faith MFFaith M Posts: 287
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:26 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I just had my 3rd cervical fusion on Jan. 9th. I've never had bruising like this before. I have bruising from my neck that spreads wide down my chest and into the top of both of my (well it spreads further). Has anyone else ever had this widespread bruising? I don't want to call the Dr. and have hubby bring me in for nothing. He has enough to do already. I don't have a fever and I'm feeling better every day. Advice anyone? Faith M


  • I think I would still call the Doctors office and talk with the nurse, you may have something leaking blood. Even if it has stopped, if you have a hematoma, they can cause medical problems. Did you have this bruising while still in the hospital, or did it show up after arriving home?

    I think if you at least call and talk to the nurse, and she says it's nothing to worry about, at least it will give you some peace of mind. I can tell it is worrying you, and you'll feel better just knowing that it's nothing to worry about. Besides, if it would be something of concern, and the Dr.'s office poo-pooed it off, then you can at least have it documented that you called and they didn't do anything.

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