Open surgery wound 4 months later

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AlexMichelle
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Open surgery wound 4 months later

Postby AlexMichelle » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:52 pm

Anyone else have issues with their body spitting out the disolveable stitches before they dissolved and causing open wounds which blister and bleed? I have been seeing my surgeon once per week for him to look at it and cauterize it. He has packed it and just put me on oral antibiotics in case there is an infection because there is a redness all around. The area is above the bellybutton and all the way around the belly button. This week some blisters formed at the incision and lots of blood came out and then the area looked better and was not as sore to touch. It was as if all of that blood needed to get out and found an opening to do so. I have been using topical anabiotic's before I was put on the oral anabiotics yesterday. I have to go back to see the surgeon again next Friday for him to evaluate it. Has anyone else had issues with their open surgery wounds healing?
F 9/14/17 blood, 10/05/17 endoscopy/colonoscopy 4.5 cm tumor lower colon/upper rectum/left side -11/09/17 open Rectosigmoid Colon Resection remove invasive adenocarcinoma, moderately diff marg clear.15 lymph nodes neg malignancy. benign liver w/fibrous nodule- rectum at 15cm Tumor location: above peritoneal reflection 4.2 x 2.7 cm Tumor inv muscularis closest 1.5 cm. pT2pNO Stage 1. No Lynch

NHMike
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Re: Open surgery wound 4 months later

Postby NHMike » Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:08 pm

That sounds awful. Sorry you're going through this stuff.

I haven't heard of this before.

They used staples on me and the surgeon eventually yanked them out with pliers.

It sounds like the stitches broke down before they were supposed to.

I'd stay in close touch with your surgeon.
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Violet
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Re: Open surgery wound 4 months later

Postby Violet » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:06 am

my husband had this problem too- Areas at the incision site of a laparotomy became red and inflamed with some fluid filled areas about 6 months post-op. Settled down with oral antibiotics and no problems since that time..

AlexMichelle
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Re: Open surgery wound 4 months later

Postby AlexMichelle » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:25 pm

Thank you. Just finished oral antibiotics last night. Fingers crossed the holes all start healing quickly. Have to go back to doctor again Friday so he can determine what to do next. Glad your husband's wounds healed. Each day when I take off the gauze, I'm afraid to see what has taken place underneath it.
F 9/14/17 blood, 10/05/17 endoscopy/colonoscopy 4.5 cm tumor lower colon/upper rectum/left side -11/09/17 open Rectosigmoid Colon Resection remove invasive adenocarcinoma, moderately diff marg clear.15 lymph nodes neg malignancy. benign liver w/fibrous nodule- rectum at 15cm Tumor location: above peritoneal reflection 4.2 x 2.7 cm Tumor inv muscularis closest 1.5 cm. pT2pNO Stage 1. No Lynch

jaybel
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Re: Open surgery wound 4 months later

Postby jaybel » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:21 am

In need of an oncologist in S.California area? Any referrals?

DarknessEmbraced
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Re: Open surgery wound 4 months later

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:47 pm

I hope the antibiotics will help!*hugs*
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
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