Breast reduction 5weeks post op: is this an infection? (photo)

This is under my right breast , my left breast seems to be healing very well, while the right side is looking quite raw and red. And there is a definite smell and oozing. Is this an infection? I have been sick with a chest infection which I am on antibiotics for, or could it just be my body's run down and this side is taking longer to heal?

Doctor Answers (1)

If in doubt, contact your PS


Cardinal symptoms of infection include: 1) redness, 2) heat, 3) pain, 4) swelling, 5) loss of function. It's possible that the oozing and odor may be associated with a wound infection, however please contact your PS for a definitive plan of care. Good luck.

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