If donor area is effected by infection, does it lead to any dangerous things?

If donor area effects by infection, is it lead to any dangerous things, i am feeling numbness whenever i touches my donor area, my doctor is out of town and she will come back on 18th nov 2016, so i should wait for 1 week, is it ok or have to examine right away?

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Infections/Numbness

Yes, if an infection goes untreated it can have some very serious consequences. If you suspect you  have one contact your doctor about it as soon as possible, or if you cannot contact them find another specialist who can help you.

However, numbness by itself is pretty normal following a transplant and if that is your only symptom then it is likely not an infection. Generally infections are signaled by redness, fever, drainage, and/or tenderness.


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If you are worried about infection, you need to contact your doctor and have it looked at right away.

If you are worried about infection, you need to contact your doctor and have it looked at right away.  Faster you contact your doctor, the faster you can treat the problem.

Jae Pak, MD
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Infection in the donor area

If you have an infection you would want to see a good doctor to make the diagnosis and treat you immediately.Many complications can occur if you don't treat it

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Pain, warmth, redness

If your donor area is warm and red, or if there is drainage or unexpected pain, there could be an underlying infection.  If so this should be looked at right away.

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