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Doctor insights on: Staff Infection After Surgery

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Infection (Definition)

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


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What can happed if i don't get surgery for a repeated infection of diverterticulitis?

What can happed if i don't get surgery for a repeated infection of diverterticulitis?

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

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If I need an invasive surgery, how can I find the odds of side effect, infection, death?

If I need an invasive surgery, how can I find the odds of side effect, infection, death?

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

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Is pilonidal cysts surgery risky ? can i do it after calming the infection by drugs?

Is pilonidal cysts surgery risky ?
can i do it after calming the infection by drugs?

Not risky: It is a safe surgery usually. Occasionally if the cyst has a tract inside, it may have to be surgically explored. Do consult with a surgeon regarding this. Antibiotics do help treat the infection , but not eliminate the recurrence of infection. ...Read more

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Hi, i m suffering from sinus tract infection from one year nd i don't want a surgery ...

Hi, i m suffering from sinus tract infection from one year nd i don't want a surgery ...

Ent: Talk to your ENT physician and explain that you do not want surgery and want to try conservative options first. If you really need surgery your doctor will find arguments which can be convincing. Get 2 nd opinion to be comfortable. ...Read more

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Should I have bsck fusion surgery if I have stuffy sinuses but with no visible infection?

Should I have bsck fusion surgery if I have stuffy sinuses but with no visible infection?

Yes: you may have surgery if there is no infection and your surgeon agrees. Please let your doctor know ...Read more

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I am afraid of getting an infection after having surgery on my upper thigh with tissue expanders placed. What should I do?

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

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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 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.

Dry socket?: Pain three days after oral surgery sounds like a dry socket rather than an infection. See your surgeon to enable him to examine you and determine if you need treatment for either. ...Read more

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