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I had an appendectomy on Auust 29th. The surgeon said it had a small rupture. Got infection stayed in hospital until Aug 31 on IV antibiotic. Returned to emerg on Sept 4 with blood and pus around belly button. Was given antibiotic, which when culture tested was resistant. Was ten given Cipro on Sept. 8 Finished last night and puss still comes out after shower. What shall I do at this point?
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replied April 16th, 2017
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Pus after surgery of the incision wound indicates infected wound and needs to e cleaned and cultured for the cause, as it was resistant that why it did not respond to antibiotics, antibiotics sensitive should be prescribed and continued for one more week.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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