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Pain on the left side after having hysterectomy. Fever with redness on the incision. Need antibiotics?

I had a hysterectomy four weeks go. I visited my doctor two weeks ago because of bad pain in my left side. While there she checked my incision, she felt it was a little large. She thought there may be blood pooled under the skin and fat. She gave me a script for an antibiotic, and told me If I noticed it getting red and inflamed to fill the script. Today I have developed a fever of 103, and I think there seems to be some redness in the pelvic area. Can you tell me if I would be experiencing pain with this. Not sure if I should fill the script or not!
Asked On : Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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thank you for your query

you seem to have developed a seroma or an abscess under the incision.
in either case you need to start with antibiotics asap. and also show it your surgeon to get a check up done.if there is an abscess it needs to be drained and the incision area needs to be taken care of.

you can start with anti-biotics and anti-pyretics for now
also keep the area clean to prevent spreading of infection

thank you
wishing you good health
Answered: Mon, 24 Jun 2013
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