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A 22-year-old female asked:

I had an infection after laparoscopic surgery. it was treated and went away but it has returned. could this cause further problems?

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Dr. Buck Parker
General Surgery 17 years experience
Depends: If this was a skin only infection it will probably not cause any more problems. If the deep tissue (fascia) was infected it's possible you could end up with a hernia down the line. If the infection was in the abdomen, abdominal adhesions and small bowel obstruction are a risk, but not guaranteed problem.

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Last updated Jan 10, 2016

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