Wound Care Question - 14 day old wounds still bleeding - Infection?
I've tried googling to get an answer but nothing really fits. And I'm also aware that no one here is a trained doctor - I just need advice.
I've got 3 incision that have been stitched up on my forearm. Due to my own mental health issues/stupidity I didn't go back to the doctors to get the stitches out. But the majority of the stitches have come out now - but I don't believe this is related to the stitches so to speak.
From the initial injury - every time the dressing has been removed (and it's always a safe dressing - hospital grade gauze) the wound has started bleeding again - and not a small amount like if you knock a scab. Like it blooms out and starts trickling down your arm within a few seconds.
I'm cleaning the wound and changing the dressing daily - but it's getting more painful. There's no pus or redness round the wound (apart from the healed/scar tissue areas) and I don't thinks its swollen, it also doesn't smell.
Should I just keep up as I am and not worry about the bleeding/pain because it's just slow healing. Or is it the fact that 14 days on I still need to have a dressing on it because otherwise it bleeds everywhere and soaks through my clothes/gets all over me.
I'd just really like some advice - even better if someone has been through similar and can tell me how it went for them healing wise.
Thank you to anyone that reads this.