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Can a laparoscopic incision site get infected and reopen 3-4 weeks post op?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Buck Parker
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Unlikely

Its more likely there is a stitch trying to reach the surface and the wound may appear red and inflammed as its going to bit open.

In brief: Unlikely

Its more likely there is a stitch trying to reach the surface and the wound may appear red and inflammed as its going to bit open.
Dr. Buck Parker
Dr. Buck Parker
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Dr. Martin Tyson
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Certainly can-- may be related to surgery for infected organ e.
G appendix etc but most likely this late would be reaction to suture material.

In brief: Yes

Certainly can-- may be related to surgery for infected organ e.
G appendix etc but most likely this late would be reaction to suture material.
Dr. Martin Tyson
Dr. Martin Tyson
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Infected site

Any wound can reopen after a few weeks post op.
Just because it was done laparoscopically doesn't preclude it from getting infected. Incisions are closed in layers and sometimes the area can get infected if the dressings got wet.

In brief: Infected site

Any wound can reopen after a few weeks post op.
Just because it was done laparoscopically doesn't preclude it from getting infected. Incisions are closed in layers and sometimes the area can get infected if the dressings got wet.
Dr. Corinne Kauderer
Dr. Corinne Kauderer
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In brief: Uncommon

Anything is possible but that is quite late for a wound infection to occur that late after surgery.
See your surgeon asap.

In brief: Uncommon

Anything is possible but that is quite late for a wound infection to occur that late after surgery.
See your surgeon asap.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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