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How can I know if my splenectomy scar is getting infected?
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Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Signs of infection
Usually an infection in an incision occurs within a week or two of surgery.
Most people have signs like increasing pain and swelling, redness, fever or pus. If you are worried, you should call your doctor. He/she is the best one to determine if you are developing an infection.

In brief: Signs of infection
Usually an infection in an incision occurs within a week or two of surgery.
Most people have signs like increasing pain and swelling, redness, fever or pus. If you are worried, you should call your doctor. He/she is the best one to determine if you are developing an infection.
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: Drainage
The telltale sign of a wound infection is purulent drainage ("pus").
Other signs include redness, swelling, a fever, the wound edges separating, and blood-tinged drainage. Many people who undergo splenectomy are taking steroids; this is known to slow down wound healing and may cover up some of the traditional signs of infection described above. When in doubt, go see your surgeon.

In brief: Drainage
The telltale sign of a wound infection is purulent drainage ("pus").
Other signs include redness, swelling, a fever, the wound edges separating, and blood-tinged drainage. Many people who undergo splenectomy are taking steroids; this is known to slow down wound healing and may cover up some of the traditional signs of infection described above. When in doubt, go see your surgeon.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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