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Will doc still operate if I have an infected bug bite?

I have single-level ACDF surgery scheduled for Monday. When the intake nurse called me yesterday she asked a number of questions including whether I had any bug bites. I do have a few mosquito bites on my leg that I scratched the heck out of. I told her this and she said they might turn me away from surgery if they are infected. Well, one of them is pretty obviously infected. Crap! Anyone been turned away for something like this? I can't take the angst of rescheduling. Will they even notice it? It's in the middle of my calf. Help!
C5/6 herniation, type 2 diabetes, generalized anxiety disorder


  • It is a bummer when they have to postpone a surgery, but it is for your protection. As you know, a hospital is a palace where one of the biggest complication can be to pick up an infection, some of them resistant to antibiotics. A bug bite does not seem like a big thing, yet it makes you vulnerable for a potential infection. For this reason hospitals screen you carefully for anything like that. They also make sure your bite is not infected with some of the super bugs that can spread to you or to others.
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