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What causes Cellulitis after J Pouch surgery?

Apr 2014
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My daughter just had surgery this week for a J Pouch and is now at the ER for possible Cellulitis. Is this more of a concern with infection?
Posted Mon, 3 Feb 2014 in Liver and Gall Bladder
Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar 3 hours later
Brief Answer: Yes,cellulitis is due to infection. Detailed Answer: Hello Ferny1211 Yes,cellulitis is due to infection.She need antibiotics for infection.In most of the cases,cellulitis respond to antibiotics. Don't worry,it is not a very serious issue. It is important to know about associated fever,diarrhea,abdominal pain and signs of dehydration as these may be the signs of inflammation in newly constructed pouch(Pouchitis).Even pouchitis is treated with antibiotics in most of the cases and resurgery is required in few cases only. Get well soon. Hope i have answered your query. Further queries are most welcome. Take Care Dr.Indu XXXXXXX
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