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Question: infection 2 weeks after hernia repair


 tucker - Sun Feb 19, 2006 11:15 pm

I am a 30 year old female. I had a hernia repair a little over two weeks ago. Today I discovered pus in my navel and in a couple of other areas by my staples, which will be removed in two days. I am still having a lot of pain at the site. What I need to know is, are the pain and drainage normal? I also had a hernia repaired that I was born with so the incisionis rather long. It required 30 staples.
 Theresa Jones, RN - Mon Feb 20, 2006 11:11 am

User avatar Hi tucker,
Warmth, redness, significant pain, including drainage as you describe, indicates a possible infection. Notify your physician prompty.
Sincerely,
Theresa Jones, RN

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