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Incision Infection Symptoms
I had a bunionectomy 3 months ago. Incision won't heal completely and is very painful. How can I tell if pin is causing infection?
See surgeon: Please see your surgeon about this asap -- there is no reliable self-diagnosis about this one. Infection is very possible. You may need xrays also. Do you have diabetes or poor circulation in your feet? Problems like these can impact wound healing, but it should be well on its way by now. Take care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
I'm 30 days post thyroidectomy however my incision has been partially reopened due to infection. I'm planning on taking my boys to King's Island tomorrow is it safe for me to ride the rides?
I have an infection in my incision & pus was yellow but it changed to green.What does green signify?
Infection: That usually means you are getting an infection in the incision. Please see your doctor as soon as you can. In the meantime keep changing the bandages, so you can tell if it is getting worse. If it is please go to the emergency room after calling your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have yellowish-white drainage if I squeeze an incision that has healed over, surgery was in February, is this an infection?
Can i get pain meds for an incision infection even though i've had a few prescriptions already? I don't wanna look like an addict or drug seeker.
Infected: Red, swollen, tender, pus drainage. Google images has wound infection images for your reference. If it is of any help, infections in the anterior neck are rare. Go see your surgeon right away. He may start you on oral antibiotics of there is a concern. In the meantime, drink orange juice or take vitamin c and zinc tablets to speed up the wound healing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
11 days post hysterectomy. Green drainage and blood from incision. Pain.Drs out if town? Infection?
After Gallbladder surgery I noticed a big red circle after surgery near incision, is it a sign of infection?
Redness: The question is whether this circle is a rash,irritation or skin/wound infection. The latter would have associated warmth,spreading redness,possible purulent discharge and possible tenderness. If it's simply a rash, apply a cortisone type ointment. If in doubt, have your surgeon examine you. ...Read more
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