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Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD)
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Experience:  MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine
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I've just had pancreas surgery and have an IR drain

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hi. I've just had pancreas surgery and have an IR drain installed. I've been "flushing" it but today forgot to clean the end of the IV with alcohol before i attached the syringed and flushed. Is this a big problem???
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: please see my last messsage
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: the drain was installed because of infection an fluid build-up after the infection.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 months ago.

I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.

This is usually not a big problem as occasional issue like it is, unlikely to cause the infection. Though one need to be cautious. An alcohol wipe, would always assure no superimposed infection.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 months ago.

Hope you are doing good.

Let me now if I can help you further.