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Serous / Sanguinous

  1. 0 Talking about wound drainage... Serous/serosanguinous/sanguinous. Thought i knew but now not so sure. I know this is stupid... thanks
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  3. Visit  bummer83 profile page
    serosanguinous fluid:wink2:
  4. Visit  StNeotser profile page
    serous - watery like fluid

    Sanguineous - bloody fluid.

    serosanguinous - bit o' both.
    Janine S, NUNS2016, serioustime, and 4 others like this.
  5. Visit  Reno1978 profile page
    serous is usually pale yellow and transparent

    serosanguinous would be the same as the above with blood involved, so it usually looks like diluted blood.

    I use the terms serous and serosanguinous often....but....

    sanguinous would contain mostly blood. I don't think I've ever really used this term when describing any type of drainage, or heard anyone I work with use this term. Usually if there is frank red blood coming out of anywhere on a patient, we state just that.
    afallgaier, mztanya, and EJSRN like this.