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    poetddrandall asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    Abcess after surgery

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      barryboomer

      Infections are very common from surgeries. Lots of the buggers are immune to our antibiotics.
      SO...as Meyati says TRY and build up your Natural Defenses with diet etc.
      Good Luck.
      Barry

      over 5 years ago
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      Findley

      I had my entire colon removed during my second surgery. I didn't get an infection but the incision site did take awhile to heal. I do wear an ileostomy bag. After my first surgery i wore a colostomy bag. Any questions just let me know.

      over 5 years ago
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      Stylerman

      After my colon surgery my incision area got extremely infected where I had to go back to the surgeons office. During the visit he had to drain the area without disturbing the staples. Probably one of the nastiest experiences so far. Afterwards he prescribed Keflex as the antibiotic and I had to take 4 500mg pills a day for 10 days to help with the infection. Hope this helps you're not alone.

      about 5 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery (Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)): have been admitted two time since my initial surgery because of an abscess we cant get rid of. Has been 6 weeks so far since my surgery and still have a drain in my left side (second one to be installed) to help with drainage of the abscess. The drain is now blocked as we cant flush it and waiting on the doctor to call back today to see if I have to go back in. I am also doing home IV's for the antibiotics needed for the abscess with the help of a in home nurse when needed

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    Oh No (Other): been healthy my whole life, I have never been in a hospital for anything before this

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