I'm six weeks post-op tomorrow and all of a sudden I woke up today and my biggest incision site (I had a TLH) is red, swollen, hard as a rock and tender to the touch. The incision has been closed for about three weeks now so I don't understand what's going on. Any ideas? I don't really want to call the doc unless I have to. I can't afford him. I'm nervous about this because the redness is expanding quickly. The red area is twice as big now as it was 9 hours ago.
Any info/ideas would be greatly appreciated.
hello, i am having the same thing and have been on antibitotics for a week and still have the infection. mine to came along after the incision healed . it is misreable and dangerous! i am getting a second opinion and more antibitotics tomorrow.. good luck to you!
Please make sure that you get to the Dr... Ithe worst case scenorio is that it could be a STAPH infection and you really don't want that to happen. Please keep us posted on your progress. Good luck to you.
I went to the doc yesterday and I have an infection, he said it's cellulitis. I have to take Keflex for a week and hopefully that will clear it up. The doc couldn't believe I have an infection. His words were "it's just a laparoscopy incision". I guess only big incisions are supposed to get infected. I really need to find another doc.
Thanks again for your words of advice and comfort. You ladies rock!