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Infection after Umbilical Repair

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  • Posted By: aussie_lass
  • September 23, 2009
  • 02:31 PM

4Weeks ago I had a Umbilical Hernia Repair, within a week of having the opperation I got an infection I went to my own Doctor he gave me antibiotics and that still didnt clear it up... last week I had my 4 week pre op check up and the dr at the Hospital had a look and he brought the surgeon in to have a look and said I may have had a reaction to the stitches and that I would need to go back to hospital for the day to have it cleand and make sure the infection didnt go to the mesh he then sent me home , No antibiotics but said if I had any further probs then I was to go back to the Hospital. 3 nights ago I was rushed up to the Hospital ER complaing of being hot then cold sweating and being sick, the lady doctor told me I didnt look sick enough to be admitted into hospital and then I was sent home again no antibiotics :mad:... can someone please give me some advise on why I may be feeling like this? and what else can I do to get something done

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  • 4Weeks ago I had a Umbilical Hernia Repair, within a week of having the opperation I got an infection I went to my own Doctor he gave me antibiotics and that still didnt clear it up... last week I had my 4 week pre op check up and the dr at the Hospital had a look and he brought the surgeon in to have a look and said I may have had a reaction to the stitches and that I would need to go back to hospital for the day to have it cleand and make sure the infection didnt go to the mesh he then sent me home , No antibiotics but said if I had any further probs then I was to go back to the Hospital. 3 nights ago I was rushed up to the Hospital ER complaing of being hot then cold sweating and being sick, the lady doctor told me I didnt look sick enough to be admitted into hospital and then I was sent home again no antibiotics :mad:... can someone please give me some advise on why I may be feeling like this? and what else can I do to get something doneI don't know what to tell you, as I am not a doctor, however, it appears to me that the reaction you are having is your body rejecting the patch. The next thing I would do is find a different doctor and hospital, even if it is further from your home. Make sure he is an MD and not a DO. I am not a fan of doctors or operations, but if you have to go back under the knife, think long and hard about it. If all else fails, get a lawyer.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 25, 2009
    • 05:17 PM
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  • 4Weeks ago I had a Umbilical Hernia Repair, within a week of having the opperation I got an infection I went to my own Doctor he gave me antibiotics and that still didnt clear it up... last week I had my 4 week pre op check up and the dr at the Hospital had a look and he brought the surgeon in to have a look and said I may have had a reaction to the stitches and that I would need to go back to hospital for the day to have it cleand and make sure the infection didnt go to the mesh he then sent me home , No antibiotics but said if I had any further probs then I was to go back to the Hospital. 3 nights ago I was rushed up to the Hospital ER complaing of being hot then cold sweating and being sick, the lady doctor told me I didnt look sick enough to be admitted into hospital and then I was sent home again no antibiotics :mad:... can someone please give me some advise on why I may be feeling like this? and what else can I do to get something doneI just had the same surgery and now I have a pain on my side and have 101 fever today, and feel awful. Did they figure out what went wrong?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 26, 2011
    • 01:27 AM
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