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What causes the surgical wound not to heal?

Hi. I'm a 54 year old female with a surgical wound that is not healing. I have had 3 surgeries in the last 9 months. the last one was to remove mesh and replace with bio. It is trying to close and has new skin but I have tunneling in 2 spots, one is 2.6cm and the other is 5.2cm deep. I also have pale green, thick drainage, moderate with no odor. Should I be concerned about this? My surgery was May 19 and I continue to see my doctor and he says its ok and wait and see.
Tue, 3 Mar 2015
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Infectious Diseases Specialist 's  Response
Hello dear,

Thank you for your contact to health care magic.

I read and understand your concern.

I am Dr Arun Tank answering your concern.

Usually any wound with surgery will close in a week or two.

Any wound longer than that should be thoroughly investigated.

I advice you to do Grams staining, culture and sensitivity from the green discharge. If it says organisms than you can take the drugs as per the organisms present.

Please take the drug as per the sensitivity report and you will be cured with in a week.

Please maintian good hygiene by good cleaning and dressing. This is equally important in treating the infection.

Avoid injury and muscle action of that particular part to avoid healing.

I will be happy to answer your further concern on bit.ly/DrArun.

Thank you,
Dr Arun Tank
Infectious diseases specialist,
HCM.
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What causes the surgical wound not to heal?

Hello dear, Thank you for your contact to health care magic. I read and understand your concern. I am Dr Arun Tank answering your concern. Usually any wound with surgery will close in a week or two. Any wound longer than that should be thoroughly investigated. I advice you to do Grams staining, culture and sensitivity from the green discharge. If it says organisms than you can take the drugs as per the organisms present. Please take the drug as per the sensitivity report and you will be cured with in a week. Please maintian good hygiene by good cleaning and dressing. This is equally important in treating the infection. Avoid injury and muscle action of that particular part to avoid healing. I will be happy to answer your further concern on bit.ly/DrArun. Thank you, Dr Arun Tank Infectious diseases specialist, HCM.