A 48-year-old female asked:
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after having hernia repair my belly button is infected for 7 mths now ! how can i get it healed ?

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Dr. Vitaliy Krol
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Hernia infection : You will need to see your surgeon to evaluate it and see if culture from the wound can be obtained and specific treatment prescribed.
Answered on Oct 24, 2017
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Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Reoperation?: If you had a mesh or permanent sutures placed, they may need to be removed in order to get the wound to heal. Best to see your surgeon for a follow up exam. If that is already being done, and not helping, consider a second opinion from another general surgeon. Hope this helps!
Answered on Oct 18, 2016
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