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Is this an infection ?!

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Is this an infection ?!
« on: July 07, 2015, 06:29:46 AM »
I had surgery 4 days ago. Today I removed the bandage for the first time and I notice the area around the right nipple is slightly red and there are tiny yellow dots below the right incision.
I don't have any fever and the wound is not sore, so I am not sure if this is an infection.
Please see the pic attached and tell me what you think

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Re: Is this an infection ?!
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2015, 06:53:34 AM »
Sometimes, the lower portions of the areola look like this after surgery -- they usually heal quite well, although I admit it may be of concern to you.  Infection would usually show as swelling, redness and pus.

You should check with your surgeon, however, just to make sure.  If it is an infection, you want to jump on it immediately.

Dr Jacobs
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Re: Is this an infection ?!
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2015, 07:43:47 AM »
Thank you for the quick answer Dr. Jacobs.
The swelling is quite extreme around both sides but I think that's because the surgeon injected a lot of liquid before the procedure. Also there isn't any pus coming out of the wound.
You are right I should probably check with the PS now but I already have an appointment in 10 days to remove the stitches so unless it gets worse I prefer to wait until the next meeting.


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