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Please help..wound draining and sore but swab say no infection???

ScotslassSScotslass Posts: 9
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:51 AM in Recovering from Surgery
I had a lumbar discectomy/decompression and coflex implant about 5 weeks ago

The bottom of the scar became very imflamed and sore and so i had bloods urine and swabs done and put on strong antibiotics

The redness went away but is still very sore and moist and weeping and very very itchy

all tests came back normal so am at a loss and is in such a place that everything rubs

I put dressing on yesterday to prevent rubbing and has yellow stuff on it so something not right

sorry to be so graphic but has anyone else any ideas/experience of such a thing??

To look at is like a circle with a hole in the middle??



  • have the surgeon take another look at it...it may be nothing, but then again, better safe than sorry. I had something simular, and had to be re-opened to clean everythin out, and have new drains placed, and have infectios disease called in to make sure it wasn't a more serious bug.

    --yeah, ER was torn as to wether or not it was truelly infected.

    ---but this was just my expierience...yours may be something else, please get a proper medical diagnosis.---

  • I agree, you need to have it looked at. Wound infections can be very serious and need to be treated right away.
  • is a subcutaneous "dissolving" stitch which hasn't dissolved and now have to have it surgically removed which puts my recovery back about a week or so

    Consultant did give it a name but can't remember now

    Will be done under local and he will remove stitch and re-stitch.....

    At least I know now

    Thank you for your replies - much appreciated

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