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    How to tell if incision is infected
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    Kad00l3 posted:
    My husband just had an appendectomy and the surgeon wasn't able to stitch up his incision all the way. It's the skin and fatty layer that is open. so they sent us home and I am suppose to pack his incision until it heals. When I open it up today the light leakage was light brown and the inside was white and gooey. The outside was just light red and not puffy. I wasn't sure if that was the normal process of healing or if it might be infected?
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    OLDTIFF47 responded:
    YOU NEED TO CALL THE SURGEONS OFFICE THEY HAVE ALL HIS RECORDS....


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    Chris_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi,

    Yes call the surgeons office and ask to be sure, they might want to take a look, but call today.
    Good Luck and Good health, Chrissy WebMD Community Staff


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