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Time Doesn’t Heal All Wounds | Wound Care by Encompass Healthcare

Updated: Apr 26


Wound Care | Encompass Healthcare West Bloomfield Michigan

At Encompass Healthcare, we understand that the healing process doesn't always follow a predictable timeline. While some wounds may heal on their own within a few weeks, others require specialized attention to ensure proper healing and minimize the risk of complications. Here are seven signs that it's time to see a wound specialist:


  1. Pain at the Site:  While some pain is normal after an injury or surgery, persistent or worsening pain could indicate an underlying issue that requires medical attention.

  2. Redness and Swelling:  Redness and swelling are common immediately after an injury or surgery. However, if these symptoms persist or worsen over time, it could be a sign of infection or other complications.

  3. Fluid Drainage and Odor:  Clear or slightly yellow drainage is normal after surgery. However, cloudy, green, or foul-smelling drainage could indicate an infection that requires treatment.

  4. Fever:  Low-grade fevers are common after surgery. However, a fever over 101 degrees could be a sign of infection and should be reported to a healthcare professional.

  5. Darkening of the Skin:  Darkening of the skin around the wound could indicate improper blood flow and may require medical attention.

  6. History of Healing Problems:  If you have a history of delayed wound healing, it's important to seek medical attention promptly to prevent complications.

  7. Pre-existing Medical Conditions: Chronic conditions like diabetes, cardiac disease, and immune disorders can impact the healing process and may require specialized care.


At Encompass Healthcare, our team of wound care specialists works closely with primary care doctors and specialists to develop personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient's unique needs. We understand that one size doesn't fit all when it comes to wound care, and we're committed to providing comprehensive, individualized care to help you heal and get back to living your life to the fullest.


Don't wait for your wound to worsen. If you're experiencing any of the signs mentioned above, contact Encompass Healthcare today to schedule an appointment with one of our wound care specialists. We're here to help you heal and achieve optimal health and wellness.


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