Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
124 Doctors are Online

Kidney removed due to cancer, pus leaking from incision, sever pain. Infection?

My wife had a kidney removed due to cancer and the incision poped open leaking a larg amount og puss. We are now wet to dry packing the wound per her Dr. the past week s gause has been green when removed, and is getting worse looking. Her Dr. has implied that all is well and her severe pain where the kidney was is not real. Her pain is severe enough that she cant sleep. Dr refuses pain meds. Is it possable there may be a infection in the void where the kidney was, or could the pus cause this much pain?
Asked On : Thu, 21 Mar 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  18
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Urologist 's  Response
Good Day!

A large amount of pus and an open incision site simply means a SURGICAL SITE INFECTION. If you think the condition is getting worse like having more pain, pus amount not getting lesser, or development of fever, I would suggest getting a CT SCAN of the abdomen to rule out abscess collection in the renal fossa and a broad spectrum antibiotic.

I hope I have succeeded in providing the information you were looking for. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications at: I would gladly help you. Best wishes.
Answered: Wed, 3 Jul 2013
I find this answer helpful

 1 user finds this helpful

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor