• Wound from abdominal perineal resection reopened after radiation. Any ideas to accelerate healing?

    Asked by hessteh on Tuesday, December 6, 2011

    Wound from abdominal perineal resection reopened after radiation. Any ideas to accelerate healing?

    3 Answers from the Community

    • CarolLHRN's Avatar
      CarolLHRN

      I am assuming you are seeing a doctor to take a look at the wound and recommend the wound care.

      The best things for healing are eating a balanced diet. Sometimes extra protein helps with healing. Keep the wound clean and do the wound care as directed. Wounds heal best when they heal at their own speed to prevent them from opening again. You also have to watch that the skin doesn't just heal leaving under your skin to still need to heal.

      over 5 years ago
    • toml's Avatar
      toml

      I had a different surgery, robotic laproscopic surgery, and no radiation, but 100 days after surgery on of the sites split open from infection due to an undissolved stitch, The doctor said for some reason my body did not sissolve that stitchand the body just pused it out and reopeaned the area. He had to go in and remove the stitch and give me antibiotics, now it is healed.

      over 5 years ago
    • dearestdeb's Avatar
      dearestdeb

      Part of my wound from peritoneal surgery did not heal properly because an ostomy was too close. I had to go to a wound care specialist and they had me put on something called duoderm. It is like a clear rubber that goes on the wound and helps it to heal from the inside out. You keep it on the area for a few days. It looked white underneath like there is fluid in there but when I took it off, I was amazed at how beautifully it was healing.

      over 5 years ago

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