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Hip replacement surgery and painful bumps on the back - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, may I answer your health queries right n
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am dr. XXX here
Doctor :   tell me your query
User :   husband is scheduled for total hip replacement tomorrow and we he just showed me a small bump on his back that he's had for a couple weeks. Can we pretty well count on them canceling surgery tomorrow? :(
Doctor :   are the bumps painful ?
User :   just one... and slightly.
User :   about the size of a nickel in diameter
Doctor :   can you tell me more in detail
Doctor :   colour ?>
User :   slightly red around the edges...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   well see its not a contraindications for NOT to reschedule a surgery
Doctor :   as a skin problem is not going to come in way between a surgery
User :   we should go in and just let the dr know then.
User :   they warn about infections and had him get dental work done... just was wondering where the line was
Doctor :   yes skin infection is not a serious issue .. but yes again pleas do let your physician know
User :   okies... thanks bunches.... been a longtime coming so i was hoping we weren't automatically having to postpone..... have a good one
Doctor :   may i konw your husband age ?
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