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Just stumbled across this site...reassuring to know it's not just me!
I had my op 6 weeks ago. Surgeon inserted 12 stitches (7 external, 5 internal I think). Felt fine afterwards, obviously in pain, but I was relieved to have had it stitched as the thought of packing made me feel ill.
After 5 days, I developed an infection which was pretty grim. Some strong antibiotics cleared it up and I continued attending the treatment room to have the wound checked. The nurses weren't dressing it, I was just wearing a pad to absorb any leakage.
About 3 weeks after the op, the nurses noticed some over-granulation at the top of the wound. So they applied some lyo-foam dressing and gave me some away to apply myself. Don't know about anyone else, but it's easier said than done applying the dressings properly in that area!
Anyway, I was back there last Monday and was told the over-granulation had settled, but there was just one tiny area of the wound (further down) which hadn't quite healed, so I was given cuti-plast dressings, told I no longer needed the lyo foam and that I didn't need to keep going to the treatment room as I had an appt with my surgeon (which is later this week). I was really happy with how it was healing and felt great. I even did some light running for the first time.
However, 5 days later, the wound was becoming painful again so I went to the treatment room and they didn't seem to be sure if it is over granulating or a localised infection. They've given me more lyo-foam and I'm seeing my surgeon on Wed.
I've found it frustrating that I can't [b:14c079db4d]see[/b:14c079db4d] the wound. I asked my wife to take a pic of it and was alarmed to see that I appear to have skin going straight across the crack of my bum, kind of like a bridge. So it looks like there is a hole (that sweat or whatever could gather in), then skin, then the rest of my bum crack.
I'm not sure what to make if this. Is this the over-granulation?
Thanks for any advice and good luck to anyone having this done soon
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