Is It Normal to Feel a Stinging and Burning Sensation in the Crease of One Leg Which Keeps Swelling 3 Weeks Out?

The left leg swells from time to time. The doctor said it's from the Lipo but I also see a small whole that isn't quite closed within the groin area on the left. The doctor looked at it and asked that I just pack it with a small sterile gauze, when is this little whole going to close. Why is this leg stinging and burning along the crease.

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Pain in groin crease after liposuction

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Thank you for asking about your healing 3 weeks after liposuction.

  1. The opening sounds like an infected liposuction incision.
  2. This would cause pain and swelling. 
  3. Return to your liposuction surgeon, ask about infection and antibiotics. 
  4. It should heal within days once infection is controlled. Best wishes.

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