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Has anyone had a staph infection return?

I had a staph infection washout surgery earlier this year after my first fusion. The infection was in my incision. Now my scar is all red and slightly swollen. My lower back is hurting and I am also having muscle spasms. I do have an appointment with my infectious disease doctor next week. I was informed at an earlier appointment that if I got another infection that I would have another picc line placed and I would have to go home iv therapy again. I do currently take 2000mg of cephalexin a day. My infectious disease doctor told me that I still could get an infection even though I am on antibiotics. Has anyone ever experienced a recurring staph infection?

Discectomies 05/08 and 04/11, fusions L4-5 Feb 9,2012 and L3-L4 June 28,2012, Staph infection washout 3/2/2012, Bulged L5-S1. SCS trial on January 17th, 2014, which was a success! Permanent SCS on February 20th.


  • PccstudentPPccstudent Posts: 103
    edited 02/14/2013 - 9:02 AM
    I hope by now you have your answer and it turned out well for you.Your exact Staph infection can return but I have not been fully briefed on if the new infection is a mutation of the first.I have recently been told that the staph infection I got (that went into my spine,and I am still fighting) will make it so that it is easier for me to get another infection if I ever need another surgury.My wound got so big (and was on the back of my neck) I had to go to a skilled nursing facility for care
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