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How long for symptoms of wound infection to appear?

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Dr. Rafael Lugo
Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: 1 week

Usually within one week.

In brief: 1 week

Usually within one week.
Dr. Rafael Lugo
Dr. Rafael Lugo
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Wound infection

This is quite variable: it can be fairly immediate to many weeks.
Your question is complicated by the lack of strict adherence or even a consensus for what constitutes an infection. We have bacteria all over our body; and certainly there is bacteria in wounds. But whether colonization or actual infection is involved can be quite variable from one clinician to the next.

In brief: Wound infection

This is quite variable: it can be fairly immediate to many weeks.
Your question is complicated by the lack of strict adherence or even a consensus for what constitutes an infection. We have bacteria all over our body; and certainly there is bacteria in wounds. But whether colonization or actual infection is involved can be quite variable from one clinician to the next.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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