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What does an infected incision look like?

What does an infected incision look like?

Red, Hot, Tender: An infected incision will look very red and blanch to the touch. It will also be very warm and tender to the touch. There will be more swelling than normal. There may or may not be pus or foul smelling drainage coming from the wound. If your wound has any of these characteristics you should contact your physician. ...Read more

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Incision (Definition)

An incision is an opening made in the skin or mucosal surface. It is usually performed to allow entry into a body cavity in order to ...Read more


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What does an infected incision site look like?

What does an infected incision site look like?

Infected site: The incision site would be red, swollen and hot to touch. The cut skin sides are not joined together by staples or sutures there may be drainage of purulent fluid with smell or bubbly crepitus underneath the skin. It can be superficial, deep in fascia or in the organ inside. Thanks. ...Read more

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What should the incision look like after a tubal ligation?

Usually tiny: The incision after a tubal ligation depends upon the technique used: laparoscopic tubal about the size of a dime, the same as diagnostic. Laparoscopy; postpartum tubal about the size of a quarter; vaginal tubal ligation even your gynecologist won't see it; placement of the essure intrauterine device will not be visible except to a radiologist;. ...Read more

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What does a cervical fusion incision site infection look like?

What does a cervical fusion incision site infection look like?

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 more

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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.

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.

Maybe: But the main treatment of a wound infection is open wound care and antibiotics. Non-narcotic medications can be used for minor discomforts. Ask your surgeon about the care of your wound infection & see what pain medications you can use. ...Read more

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My husband had cervical surgery 2 weeks ago and on the incision location there is an unusual hard lump, is this normal? Is this normal

2 : 2 weeks after surgery a hard lump could just be the incision trying to organize itself so to speak, or a small collection of blood or body fluid (seroma). However you should be able to call your surgeon's office and ask the office staff to relay the message to the surgeon about your inquiry to be on the safe side. You should also be able to see your surgeon free of charge if it's within 2 weeks of the surgery if you have insurance. Check with your doctor's office. ...Read more

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Got incision done in wrist at urgent carebut there was nothing because of a splinter gettin in there still feel like its theree could this b possible?

Got incision done in wrist at urgent carebut there was nothing because of a splinter gettin in there still feel like its theree could this b possible?

Yes it is.: Soft tissue organic foreign bodies are notoriously difficult to remove. If present for more than 24 hours they can begin to break down and stimulate quite an immune response also. If you think there is something still there have a physician, not np or pa look at it. ...Read more