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incision below his navel is infected and has bulged out

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My husband had an inguinal hernia removed a few weeks ago laparoscopically. The incision below his navel is infected and has bulged out. On top of this he also has started to pass gas that has a bad sulphur smell. Is this bad?

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replied August 30th, 2013
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Lack of proper healing or onset or a new infection or Persisting innfection of the post surgical wound may be the cause of the distension at the wound site.

This would need a examination by your doctor and proper wound management.

Unless, it was a complicated surgery, the chances of having severe complications related to the bowel after 3 weeks post surgery is very less likely. Indigestion might be the most likely reason for bad gas. Taking Activated charcoal and probiotic supplements might be very helpful in relieving the symptoms.

In case your husband has issues like diarrhea, abdominal cramps, blood in stool, loss of weight , reduced appetite, nausea, vomiting, etc, it would be beneficial to consult with a doctor for proper medical advice.

I hope this helps.

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