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My incision has opened but Surgeon says its normal....pic attached

  • Butterfly74
  • Boston
  • 3 years ago

I am 7 weeks post op, still dissatisfied with my results but my incision reopened. My pain level has increased over the last two weeks and I was seen last week-they refilled my pain meds and said I was draining simutaneously-so draining while I am still healing. At 7 weeks I would have thought I was healed... It hurts like hell and burns when I move. I am going to try to attach a pic....I called the on-call surgeon yesterday who basically dismissed me and said I have taken pain meds too long. Not exactly the help I was looking for.

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thanks Rosie.....and no Mom_me, no reclosure because that isn't recommended with infection. Today was actually worse than yesterday so if tomorrow doesn't deem better I am am calling my PCP. Enough is enough.
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Good for you and I hope the pcp can get you in soon. Let us know what they say. Did you have stitches or glue stuff?
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Wow, I'm so sorry this has happen to you. I'm sending you a big hug and hoping you recover quickly.
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Did he reclose it for you? Watch the pain meds they will constipate you terribly and you don't need that on top of this. I hope this gets better soon, I don't know why he didn't even put steri strips on it?
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It would cause more problems by closing a wound that has been exposed to air for even a short period of time, especially if there is an infection because you would essentially be trapping the infection in the body. My biggest fear is my incision opening... and I was shocked to hear that they do not "close it"... but, it does make sense.
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wow you're right that does make sense but omg poor girl... :( So sorry she has to have this going on.
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Hi all, thanks for the comments...I saw my surgeon today who put me on cipro for 10 days, bed rest and pain medication....holy crap, i hope this gets better soon.
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Well that is a step!   Just keep a close eye on it and keep pushing him t take care of you. 
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Agreed - this does not look good and it's most definitely NOT normal at 7 weeks post-op.

Looks like an infection which needs to be treated ASAP.

Please take care!
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I agree this does not look good. See another doctor for sure or go to the ER.
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You need to see another doctor/get another doctor or do something.  This is not normal and needs to be attended to before you get a raging infection. 

If your PS won't deal with this then I would see another doctor quickly. 
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