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Diabetic, have tailbone infection. What are treatment options?

my husband has had this tailbone infection for over a year now waiting to see when they will operate/ they say this can go up the spine or if the 2 nerves at top of tailbone get nicked or cut he could become paralyzed from waste down says the plastic surgeons they are going to start by scraping is any of the above true and can he die from this he is diabetic and renal failure also he is 59 250 lbs 5 foot 4 e mail YYYY@YYYY thank you
Asked On : Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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Hello, Your husband is a known Diabetic and renal failure patient. Wound healing is an issue in both of this conditions. Regular monitoring of blood sugar and renal parameters is a must. Keep both the things under control.

Lifestyle changes like weight reduction is also advised.

Give good wound care and avoid pressure to the wound site.

Any surgical procedure will have its complications, it is the duty of the doctor to keep to patient and his family well informed about it.
Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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