• It's been 97 days since I had surgery, 1 entry site is infected, is this normal?

    Asked by toml on Tuesday, November 22, 2011

    It's been 97 days since I had surgery, 1 entry site is infected, is this normal?

    I had the robotic laproscopic surgery. The entry point that they took out the prostate is infected and split open yesterday. I had a pas yesterday when I had it cheched. My post surgery psa was >0.13 yesterday ir is >0.5, what does this mean?

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    • CarolLHRN's Avatar
      CarolLHRN

      Toml,

      No infection is "normal". Somtimes when your body is busy fighting off other things, infections can occur. Make sure you are having the site taken good care of with good wound care. If they haven't already, you should have wound cultures done so they know the correct antibiotic to place you on if necessary.

      over 5 years ago
    • leepenn's Avatar
      leepenn

      NONONONONO!!!!!! Please see your doc asap!

      over 5 years ago
    • leepenn's Avatar
      leepenn

      When you went to your apt, did they provide you meds for the infection?

      over 5 years ago
    • toml's Avatar
      toml

      I went to the doctor, he checked the area and cleaned it up, he said it was a stitch that did not dissolve for some reason, so the removed it. He gave me an antibotic to clear up the infection. He assured me that it is not cancer, that the prostate is sealed in a bag before it is removed through that entry point. I have to let him know in a week if it is healing o not.

      over 5 years ago
    • BrandenC's Avatar
      BrandenC

      Ok, infections are never normal. Since your doctor has identified the cause your infection (the non-dissolved stitch) and the MD has taken measures to counteract the infection you should be alright. Just watch for increased output (puss, blood, etc...) from the site. If that happens see you doc quickly because there could be an abscess that formed around the suture which will need to be drained. Take your antibiotics, watch for drainage (also increasing redness) and you should be alright.

      over 5 years ago
    • leepenn's Avatar
      leepenn

      SWEET - glad the doc looked directly at it... Consider taking your temp daily - if it goes up, cruise to the doc ASAP!

      over 5 years ago

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