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Post-op infections

Is it normal to get an infection after each surgery?

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booksandhooks

Asked by booksandhooks at 12:01 AM on Jan. 6, 2011 in Health

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  • No, but it could be that there's something in your normal flora (the bacteria that normally live on your skin) that gets into the incisions while you're healing that is causing an infection. Are you immunocompromised? Do you have a history of MRSA? Diabetes? These can all lead to infection post-op.
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 12:07 AM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • Not normal that is why they don't do operations on people who are sick. If at all possible.
    mmmegan38

    Answer by mmmegan38 at 12:31 PM on Jan. 6, 2011

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