A 45-year-old member asked:
what to do about infection 3 months after umbilical hernia repair?
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Dr. David Earle answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Depends: It depends on the type of repair and the specific location of the infection within the abdominal wall. If mesh or permanent sutures were used, AND are involved in the infection, they may need to be removed. If the infection is only in the skin (no pus, red skin only), then antibiotics may suffice. Best to get an evaluation from your surgeon. You can also ask for a second opinion if warranted.
Answered on Mar 22, 2020
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