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Discoloration after surgery

by Lois
(Georgia)

How long after you've have foot surgery does that initial discoloration resolve? I am 4 months post op from a bunionectomy and I still have a purple foot when I sit or stand. I thought by now that issue would have fixed itself.


Hi Lois,
Since I do not know your age, the status of your circulation, or your weight, it is hard for me to give you an accurate answer. I would think by now just the area around the surgical site would be discolored and certainly less so than say a month ago. If the whole foot is discolored that would concern me. Have your doctor look at your foot to make sure there is not another problem going on.
Marc Mitnick DPM

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Jul 21, 2014
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blue foot after surgery
by: Anonymous

I had surgery to repair 3 breaks at the ankle on June 20th. If I put my foot down for 5 minutes it is so blue half way up the leg and swells bad and hurts, any ideas? Thanks

Apr 26, 2009
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discolored foot
by: Anonymous

Hi, I'm 40 & approx. 140 lbs black female, status post bunionectomy 6 weeks. My foot is still discolored (bluish). I am also concerned because it's obvious, because I'm yellowish-brown complexion. My husband had the same procedure 10 yrs. ago, & because of his complexion, we could see the difference in color so obviously. As a nurse, I do know that it takes some longer to regain their natural color, & each individual is different.



Dec 16, 2008
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look up crps and/ or rsd
by: Anonymous

and get a second opinion ASAP

Jun 01, 2008
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Discoloration after surgery
by: Anonymous

I am 43, weigh around 107 - 110, and am in excellent health. I noticed the discoloration at the beginning of this process and was told that it was normal and due to the blood finding its way back to the foot/toes. My concern is that I had noticed that it was pretty much gone for a few weeks. Then, about a week or two ago I noticed it had returned whenever I stood (cooking, at the sink, standing in line) or sat at my desk doing work. I just find it odd and wondered why this was happening. I will ask my doctor upon her return. She is gone for two weeks and I have an appointment pending her return next week.

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