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Old 10-24-2010, 05:13 PM   #1
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Post operative infection?

I am 4 weeks post bypass surgery and the chest incision is red and has a slight discharge. What should I be doing?

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Old 10-24-2010, 05:48 PM   #2
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Re: Post operative infection?

Hmm .. How long has there been discharge?
How bad is it?
Do you have a temp?
You could try keeping it clean by using an antiseptic.
If it's something that worries you see a Doctor.

Whe I had my bypass one of the underskin stitches popped through the top part of the incision - making the top part of the incision difficult to heal.
The Dr told me the stitch would dissolve itself and the wound would heal.

It took almost 2 months but it eventually healed.

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