I posted last week that my doctor thinks that the top stitch in my incision had abscessed, and that there was fluid leaking. Well, I have been on an antibiotic for a week tomorrow, and the redness has gone away and there is no more fluid leaking. The doctor said it looked like a superficial infection, but cultured it to make sure. I haven't heard anything yet, but assume if they got it back, and it wasn't just superficial, they would have called me.
My question now is, there is a hole in my back. It is at the very top of my incision. When I saw the doctor, he said to keep a band aid on it and to only take showers so that it is not submurged in water. But now, there is literally just a hole in my back. It isn't scabbed over or anything...just a hole. Will this close up on it's own?
I had my 2nd plif on 11/1/11. I had a plif 11/1/10 and never had any problems with my incision. Help!