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A 47-year-old female asked:

Lrg incisional hernia. 4 surgeries on same scar, removed mesh due to abdominal abscess 4mos ago. pain, lg bulge, elev wbc, nauseated, is it emergent?

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Dr. Louise Andrew
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Possibly: If you know you have an elevated WBC you must be in contact with medical care source. If you also have pain, a bulge, and nausea, you could have an infection or obstruction, either of which could be emergent. If you have a source of care, go back to them and demand an explanation for the elevated WBC and pain. Ideally go back to the same people who diagnosed the abscess and removed mesh, O/W ED
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Monitor closely: If your symptoms get any worse you should get checked by your doctor before it becomes an emergency. Any fever, loss of appetite, vomiting or increase pain/swelling in the abdomen are indications for emergent care

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