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Hello. You should be referred to an interventional radiologist who can drain this collection safely under either ultrasound or ct guidance. We watch our needles go into collections and masses in real time and can be careful to avoid any important structures. Depending on how well it drains, either you'd leave with just a bandaid on your leg or a small drain that stays in for 1 to only a few weeks. This is an outpatient procedure your primary care physician can order for you.
Definitely get this taken care of before you begin an anticoagulant. Did I provide you a satisfactory answer?
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Hello,I am Dr. Aren and I will help with your query.I agree with the first expert in that the collection should be drained,this can be done by an expert general surgeon or by aninterventional radiologist,but should be done under strict aseptic conditions/in a operation theatre.A small drain will probably be left in the dependent part of the wound to enable full emptying of the fluid/blood from the cavity subsequent to the procedure.The use of a compression bandage after the draining will help prevent recollection .The fluid/blood drained should be sent for culture and sensitivity to identify any infection,the report will help identify the best antibiotics after you get the report.No anticoagulant should be started till this wound has healed completely,you may need to delay your procedure till such healing has occurred.