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Staff Infection After Surgery
Can a staff infection come about after a robotic laser surgery to remove endometrian lesions and a cyst? I think I have one
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
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?
Depends: Depends on the judgement of the caring physician. High risk wounds may get checked daily and low risk wounds may go a month. Generally if a wound is going to get infected it will usually happen within the first nine days or so. After that the risk goes down dramatically. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have gum infection after cleaning. Still fighting it for a month and after surgery they said i needed to fix it. ?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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.
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