Normal Healing of Scar?

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   Posted 12/25/2007 1:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Alright here is the deal...I have had my staples  in for 11 days now, and they are starting to get a bit red and sore around the insertion point of the staple. I also picked at my scar...I know I know not a good idea (I didn't pick too much, honestly) but now one of my staples as popped up and out on one this ok? My stomach is still pretty tender, and I am just wondering if this is normal or if there is any room for concern? Maybe I am overreacting, but I just dont feel like getting a gross infection. Thanks all! Have a glorious christmas!
Diagnosed: 2003, age 18 (had issues with it since I was 12)
Meds for crohns: Off all meds for 1 month until I heal. Still on 10mg Prednisone, and 20mg Oxycodone every 3 hours, and Oxycontin 5mg every 12 hours. Also on a bunch of other meds for crohn's and my other glorious diseases.
Other medical issues: Hereditary Spherocytosis (hemolytic anemia) iron deficient anemia, polyarthralgia, ovarian cysts, Migraines
Surgeries: Spleen and gallbladder out at age 6, Tonsils and Adenoids out at age 21. Ileocecal (small bowel) resection on December 13th. Appendectomy during small bowel resection

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   Posted 12/25/2007 6:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi I would recommened calling your surgeon and asking. It has been along time since I had sugery so I can't remember to much.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007

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   Posted 12/25/2007 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I would call and just have them look at it. I had an infected incisions back in September. They were more tender than other incisions I had had, were red, and warm to the touch. There was also puss present. I would call your doctor just in case. They caught my infection when it was just starting, so it wasn't that big of a deal. I would hate to imagine what would have happened if I hadn't called. Merry Christmas!
"Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing - peace is the measure. ~George Melton~"

Current Meds include:Colazal, Prednisone, Nexium and Remicade

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