Is it normal for the incision in my mouth to be leaking yellow fluid?

About 5 years ago I had a surgery on my jaw. I had a metal plate inserted into my chin area and after five years my incision is leaking yellow fluid and it smells awful. Is this normal or should I be going to my surgeon to check on my incision?

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Answer: Infected lower incision

By Sarah h
Dental Professional

It is not normal for an incision to be leaking any fluid, especially one of color and odor.  You need to see your surgeon as soon as possible or take yourself to the emergency room immediately.  This sounds like you have a progressed infection that needs to be addressed immediately. 

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