Is it normal for my wound to bleed after a hip replacement?

Yes, your wound may bleed and you may see this through the dressing. A small amount is normal but if the dressing is full, please contact Horder Healthcare or your GP surgery.

You may also notice that some yellow fluid can appear on your dressing. Again, a small amount is normal but if the dressing is full, please contact Horder Healthcare or your GP surgery.

This information is an extract from ‘A patient’s guide to total hip replacement’, a document created to enhance our patients' recovery after a hip replacement. The complete document is available to download here.