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Post Surgery Infection
Evaluation: Oral or IV antibiotics are indicated and you need an evaluation by your physician and surgeon. ...Read more
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
Get w/the Guidelines: Surgical infections have more to do with what I can do as a surgeon rather than anything my patients do. There are well-established guidelines that, when followed, can lower infection rates. These include using antibiotics within 1hr. Prior to surgery, appropriate skin cleansing, short operative times, and getting anything "foreign" (catheters, tubes, ivs, etc.) out as soon as possible. ...Read more
Fever & pain: If your temperature rises off antibiotics and there is pelvic pain then see a md. ...Read more
Depends: Properly treated with antibiotics, surgery is not necessarily indicated for diverticulitis. If you have already had 3 or more episodes of severe diverticulitis treated with antibiotics or developing colon blockage, then surgery is more likely indicated to prevent complications of severe infection. ...Read more
Pubmed: Go to pubmed. Gov and search for a review article on your operation. These articles will generally have percentages of complications. Further, your surgeon should be able to tell you the possible complications and their chances of occurring. ...Read more
Varies: Dpends on depth and size of wound. It can require 1 to several weeks to close. Follow instructions re cleaning wound amd watch for signs of infection - heat, swelling, change in discharge. Follow up with doctor to monitor progress of wound. ...Read more
Have gum infection after cleaning. Still fighting it for a month and after surgery they said I needed to fix it.?
See your dds: You may have pockets, food impaction, , wisdom tooth problem, various items can be wrong, see you r dentist, get an x-ray and treatment. ...Read more
Can cryo surgery (they see some infection so suggested crysurgery before the frozen et) and FET happen in same cycle?
Unclear question: I think you are asking if cryosurgery could affect the success of ivf. There is no clear data on that but the answer is probably. Generally it is more typical to handle a medical problem first and then try ivf. Since you already did it just wait and take a pregnancy test at the appropriate time. Good luck. ...Read more
How often does the wound or surgical site should be evaluated by for infection and/or if the wound is properly healing after the surgery?
The path of tears is blocked which is causing infection. Should she under go surgery or depend on medication?
Surgery is likely to: Provide better results, provided it is done by a surgeon skilled in this type of operations. ...Read more
Is there less risk of infections after surgery when they use scopes vs. Cutting you open? Or is there a risk no matter what?
Maybe: It depends on the type of surgery and type of anesthesia, to answer your question. By definition, labyrinthitis is an inflammation (swelling) of the labyrinth (inner ear). As such, labyrinthitis causes hearing loss (typically in one ear) and dizziness. If you are having dizziness without hearing loss, then you do not have labyrinthitis. ...Read more
My husband just had surgery to remove infection behind his cornea. How long does it take to heal?
Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, but
1) an area that has neither great blood flow, nor air circulation, nor great skin surfaces.
it is a closed space without many resources for healing.
2) can produce scarring that hurts vision.
Takes a long time and needs watching carefully. (weeks to up to more than 3 months.) ...Read more
I had an infection after laparoscopic surgery. It was treated and went away but it has returned. Could this cause fUrther problems?
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. ...Read more
What would happen if I got and oral infection 3 days after and oral surgery. And what are the dangers of an infection at that location.
What is the surgery for replacing skin on the chin? Not augmentation but replacing badly scarred skin on the chin due to previous infection
Skin prep&antibiotic: The body has many effective barriers to infection, but orthopaedic surgery can lead to infection. We clean the skin with antiseptic solution which kills bacterial and prevents bacterial growth. Some cases require IV antibiotics pre- operative. It's important to keep the incisions covered for a few day and then clean them regularly when uncoved. ...Read more
Lifestyle: Indications for surgery: 1) chronic infection (>3 months not responding to maximal medical therapy); 2) recurrent sinusitis (3-4 infections per year - not responding to medical therapy. Surgey may also be indicated if you are having complications related to a sinus infection. 1&2 are relative indications... If two or three infections really wipe you out... Surgery may be indicated as well. ...Read more
I am afraid of getting an infection after having surgery on my upper thigh with tissue expanders placed. What should I do?
No greater infx risk: I don't believe using tissue expanders during surgery confers any greater risk of infection than the surgery itself. They're used so that doctors can get a greater field of view at the incision site and have more room to work. Before the procedure, you're given a prophylactic dose of antibiotics to minimize infection risk. ...Read more
Where do I go for suspected wound infection (not surgeon but I did not have surgery. It is a wound that healed by itself)?
I have yellowish-white drainage if I squeeze an incision that has healed over, surgery was in February, is this an infection?
I had my sinus surgery two weeks ago. Now I have infection and my mucus is all dark brown is that mean I still have infection?
Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, AND...
leftover blood from surgery often gives dark brown mucous 1-2 wk later w/out any infection.
Or... could be infection.
Signs of infection, INCREASING pain/redness/discharge or fever/chills. ...Read more
I recently had surgery to remove a cyst on my tailbone and the hole has gotten bigger and you can see pus inside of it is that an infection?
Sounds like it: Sounds like it. I would let your surgeon know immediately. ...Read more