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possible infection around SCS battery
I had my permanent implant placed in February of this year. My battery has started hurting tremendously bad over the 4 days. I recently had gastric bypass surgery. One my incision has become really infected just over the last day. It became swollen like an abscess and popped. I am wondering if this linked to my scs hurting so bad. The whole area around my battery is swollen and really tender. I'm going to call doctor who is in charge of scs in the morning an inform them I have an infection. I called them yesterday and told them about the pain and he wants to see me next Tuesday. I wonder what kind of testing I am going to have to go thru. I am praying that they don't have to take it out and that they just give me a picc line like I had for my infection in my back. I say that because my scs works really well for my pain. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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.