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Infection after gall bladder surgery

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I had laparascopic gallbladder surgery 7 weeks ago. After a few days I had redness and swelling around the belly button incision. I was prescribed antibiotics for 5 days (Z Pack)and was told to put a gauze strip into the incision each day. Two weeks ago, with the hole still draining, the surgeon told me to cut up small strips of Maxorb Extra to put into the hole then apply sterile saline to it. The wound is still draining. How much longer is this going to last?
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replied April 14th, 2010
If you have a chronic infection of this incision, then it may need to be fully opened up in order to heal properly.

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