Re: post-op infection???
honestly,without actually seeing what that fluid really looks like,i wouldn't take chances and say its completly harmless and not an issue.you really should contact your surgeons office,even tho its the weekend,they DO have on call surgeons who stay in contact with the office(just for situations like yours) and will be able to call you.they may suggest a trip to an urgent care or ER just for an evaluation.are you running any level of fever,even low grade?this 'could' possibly be becomming infected,just not quite there yet.while this could also be normal for your surgery,i personally wouldn't take any chances with it.if it is infected in any way,it would cause you further problems down the road and with the healing time if anti Bs are not started at some point.you just need to know for certain.they can also culture that fluid and see if it 'grows" anything from possible bacteria.i wouldn't take any chances.just call the surgeons office and wait to hear from a surgeon.they will be able to tell you what you really need to do.hopefully this is just fine but you just need to be certain,thats all.please keep us posted on how things are going for you. **
11-20-01,placement of hardware for failed fusion
9-22-03,removal of cavernous hemangioma that was inside spinal cord. Neuro damage to L hand L leg and R leg.