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Unread 02-20-2005, 05:30 PM
Light Greenish Yellow discharge...

Um... I think my incision is infected... It has been draining a light green to light yellow discharge the last 24-48 hours. On Thurday/Friday it was more of a thick milky discharge. I have tried putting peroxide on the incision again but it does not seem to be helping. Any other ideas to get rid of this drainage? I go back to the wound specialist on Tuesday.

I still seem to have a stuff nose type cold for the past month so I can't really tell if it has an oder.

The incision seems to be have a burning/raw type of pain. I can see where it is open that it is turning white/gray blotches, I tried to whip of the white/gray with q-tipe after puting on the peroxide put it does not want to come off. Parts of the open area are very glossy.

My temp is normally 97.3 been checking it like a hawk since surgery. Since last night it has been between 98.5 & 99.1.

Any thoughts...

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Unread 02-20-2005, 05:38 PM
Light Greenish Yellow discharge...

I think you should call the wound specialist on Monday. It's impossible for us to know what is causing the discharge and it it's good or bad as we are not doctors. It's best to let the doctor decide and follow his/her instructions.
Unread 02-20-2005, 05:46 PM
Light Greenish Yellow discharge...

I was just reading your journal and you really did ALOT this weekend. I thought your doctor's orders were not to over extend yourself? You really should give the doctor a call and let them know everything that you did this weekend.
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Unread 02-20-2005, 05:51 PM
Light Greenish Yellow discharge...

You need to call the doc - I wouldn't put peroxide on the wound without the doc's order.

Please do call - you are really stressed out and need the doc to tell you what;s OK and what's not. Maybe a regular check in once or twice a week is in order/

Unread 02-20-2005, 07:29 PM
Light Greenish Yellow discharge...

I had a open incision for 10 weeks from a hematoma. I had a infection in it for a bit and was put on cipro. Later down the road I had some drainage like you are describing. I showed it to my dr. and he said it is normal to have a little drainage like that. The last couple weeks I just washed my wound with soap and water, then put antibiotic ointment on it. It did just fine. I am not a dr. though, so maybe your dr. can talk to or see you tomorrow.

Good luck and get some rest!!!

Unread 02-21-2005, 11:01 AM
Light Greenish Yellow discharge...

I called the wound specialist as soon as they opened this morning and tried to tell the nurse what was going on. She basicly cut me off cause they have no openings today & told me she understands that I am not feeling well & that from the sounds of it my incision is infected, but there is nothing they can do for me today.

She said I have to wait until my appointment tomorrow at 3:45 they are just booked solid & my NP does not return until tomorrow.

So I guess I will have to contiune to just grin and bare it. As she said we will deal with what ever we see tomorrow good or bad.

Unread 02-21-2005, 12:52 PM
Light Greenish Yellow discharge...

Kim -

Try to stay in bed for the rest of the day, drink plenty of fluids and try not to touch that wound. Every time you clean or touch it, it can open again.

If you run much more of a fever, show up at the office or ER
Unread 02-21-2005, 02:27 PM
Light Greenish Yellow discharge...

Thanks Dorrie... That's what I plan to do. DH called me about 2 hours ago & said he will not be home until after 7 pm. So it's just me and the dog and I just woke up from a nap, got up to get some nice cold water. Since Saturday morning 3 am when I woke I have not slept more then an hour or two here & there. So that's how I personally know something is not right. Everytime I get sick I have problems sleeping. The way I feel today atleast I am able to rest.

Unread 02-21-2005, 03:24 PM
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I hope you get some answers tomorrow. I know dealing with incision issues is a real pain. It kept me frustrated!I was soooo glad when my incision finally healed up. My gyn said he would never open me up again. He did operate on me again, but it was through the vagina.

I hope you get some sleep tonight and some relief.

Good luck tomorrow.


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