Infection?

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I'll be 4 weeks post op on Tuesday . I was told there may be an odour from the site and I know there is but unsure if it's an infection or just normal? I tried getting a GP appointment but nothing til 6 April to see a lady doctor . I have a phone appointment on Wednesday, my follow up at the hospital isn't til 13th April x

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    Hello Rosiepix. Is it an offensive smell and is there a discharge?
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      No discharge that's been different to how it has been , it's offensive but not sure if I'm being paranoid xx
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      I know you said you can't get an appointment with your GP for a while is there a possibility you could see one of the nurses in the surgery who could take a swab? Just to rule anything out really
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    I would push for an appointment. I am not shy so told receptionist what was wrong and was seen that morning. If you tell them you have had surgery down there recently and you think you may have an infection they should get you seen.
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      When I phoned Barbara it was obviously a young male receptionist , I told him I'd had an op but really didn't want to go into details with him lol x thank you xx
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      You don't have to say anything to the receptionist. If they ask say it's "personal".
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    I feel that the smell is offensive as well.  had a swab taken and it showed I had thrush but then that does not usually smell....don't know if this is normal or not! 2 weeks and 3 days after surgery,
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