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signs of an infection after surgery

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Soon: Most wound infections after surgery are seen within a week of the operation. It is less common, but late wound infections could occur if there is reta ... Read More
Dr. Bret Boyle
27 years experience Wound care
Variable: An post-operative wound infection can manifest anytime within 24 hours to even weeks later if a foreign body such as un-dissolved suture material rema ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Redness: The question is whether this circle is a rash,irritation or skin/wound infection. The latter would have associated warmth,spreading redness,possible p ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
48 years experience Vascular Surgery
See the surgeon: Is common to have port irritation after lap surgery, but some times infection requires drainage and/or antibiotics. See the surgeon that did it.
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Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Maybe normal: The only way to know if this is a normal reaction to the sutures or an infection is to see the wound. Increasing pain or drainage of pus are signs of ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Fix what ?: Do you have periodontal disease? Pocketing? If so, that needs to be corrected to help solve your problem.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
More info: Infection rates can vary. Did you have a specific type of surgery in mind?
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
To Which surgery: are your referring? There is risk of infection whether it is open surgery or a scope is used. Let us know the procedure & we can look for stats.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Wash hands.: Assuming some sort of incision was made during the surgery, the most basic thing you can do is make sure you and whoever is taking care of you washes ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Varies: Dpends on depth and size of wound. It can require 1 to several weeks to close. Follow instructions re cleaning wound amd watch for signs of infection ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
It can happen...: You will be put on some antibiotics to fight the infection and you should be fine.

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