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Question: Larposcopic Appendectomy


 salena21 - Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:44 pm

I just had a larposcopic appendectomy 2 days ago. There is yellow puss coming from the wound in my belly button. Is that normal or should I go back to the doctor?
 Dr.M.Aroon kamath - Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:34 am

User avatar Hi,
It is rather too early for a surgical site infection(2 days after surgery). However, since you notice something like pus, you must return to your surgeon and the surgeon would perhaps request a culture of the discharge and start you on a course of empirical antibiotic therapy.
It is better not to neglect this finding.
Best wishes!

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