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I had abdominal surgery through my belly button on October…

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I had abdominal surgery through...
I had abdominal surgery through my belly button on October 5th. The incision kept getting infected until some of the thread finally came out of the incision. It looked like it started to finally heal about three weeks ago and now it is very inflamed and soar and leaking liquid and soar below the belly button. Is this something to go to the Er for?
Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: OB GYN
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OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Chip, General practice replied 2 months ago
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OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Chip, General practice replied 2 months ago

You've definitely got an infection there

But unless you have a fever or severe abdominal pain this isn't an ER situation

But you'll need to have your doctor see this as soon as possible for a course of oral antibiotics

Please let me know if you need any more information

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Would there be another reason it continually keeps getting infected? It’s been over two months and it’s still not healed
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Chip, General practice replied 2 months ago

There may still be part of a suture inside there so your doctor needs to check for that

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Do they cut it open again for that?
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Chip, General practice replied 2 months ago

It may take a small incision under local anesthesia to do that--not major surgery

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
after they get the remaining suture out then t should heal completely?
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Chip, General practice replied 2 months ago

Sorry for the delay

Yes--then it will heal nicely

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
What is the healing time after something like that? Would I also have the weight lifting restrictions again while it heals?
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Chip, General practice replied 2 months ago

No weight lifting restrictions--this isn't going to involve your abdominal wall muscles

The healing time would be less than a week

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