Full hysterectomy with amnioplasty performed 16 days ago. A hole now developing at TJunction stitch site. Had stitches removed from hip to hip scar but PM left these stitches in tact and belly button stitches??? I asked if this is an infection but PM said NO. Told to cover with gauze, that's it. Wouldn't like it to get any worse, what are your thoughts?
Could This Be an Infection? (photo)
Doctor Answers (2)
Hole at the T-junction of the abdominoplasty closure
Drainage from the incision after abdominoplasty is not necessarily infection.
The photograph demonstrates some skin and subcutaneous fat loss of the abdominal flap. Drainage is a byproduct of this wound phenomena and is usually not accompanied by infection.
Web reference: http://www.zubowicz.com/subpag,21-atlanta-abdominoplast.htm
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