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Treat Wound Infection After Back Surgery
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
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 had back surgery. On my lower back to clean out a herainated area could the surgery contribute to a kidney infection at all its been 5months.?
I've had back surgery 5months ago would this contribute to a kidney infection? It was my lower back to clean up the herainated area
Any but rowing or : Any cardiovascular exercise but rowing and you can do flexibility like yoga and strengthening except floor free weights like squats or dead lifts etc. The flexibility or stretching should be daily and the others 3-5 x a week. Studies show resumption of all activities after 3 months ok but be careful with racquet sports and golf- use a traditional golf swing.. ...Read more
I had back surgery in december this was because my previous surgery caused a infection why does the scar burn like fire 1st surgery was to put rods in lower back this caused a bow in my back so he went back in and put longer rods this cause bones in my
I : I am so sorry to hear of your unfortunate situation. Obviously you need close follow up with the surgeon in order to address your complaints. As far as the scar burning "like fire", this is likely nerve pain due to nerve damage sustained during the surgery. The nerve will regenerate but this will take time. In the meantime, there are medications aimed at relieving nerve pain (i.E neurontin, lyrica) please ask your doctor about these medications. I wish you the very best. ...Read more
Back surgery 6/3. 2 weeks later an infection. taking picc line antibiotic for 2 weeks with small draining area. now draining area is getting larger??
3wk post op bowel obst/hernia surgery. Low grade fever 100 stomach alittle hot to touch yellow type discharge, weak body no energy. Wound infection?
Possibly: These are pretty non-specific symptoms for an infection. The weakness and lack of energy are probably the most worrisome. If it was a wound infection, I would expect wound to be red and swollen. Also could be infection of the mesh, although more likely, you are just accumulating a seroma (fluid collection) around the mesh. See your surgeon tomorrow. ...Read more
Depends on site: Of wound and bacteria that caused infection. Most skin infections are caused by staph or strep, and Cipro can be effective, but not always. If it is a surgical wound that got infected after GI or gu surgery, the bacteria could be gram negative. But the proper treatment always includes adequate surgical drainage. ...Read more
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