Having a double mastectomy, worried implants could be infected with staph after having it in my portcaths. Is this possible?
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Infection and implants
This is something that you need to review with your surgeon and an infectious disease doctor. Best of luck.
Thank you for your question. I would share your same concerns. It is very unusual to see port infection let alone 2 in one patient. 7-10 days out is the usual time for a operative wound infection so that is not to unusual. I would ask your surgeon about their thought on why you got a port infection and ways to minimize that risk in the future. Good luck keep in mind this to will pass and bright days are yours.
John S Mancoll,MD
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