Possible infection post-resection

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ski bum
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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 6/1/2008 6:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Things have been going pretty well since my resection 6 weeks ago, but I now have a red circle around the top 3/4 of my incision. It's a ring around the incision, ~inch wide, and it's lightly red, hard to the touch, warm and tender. I just had a friend look at it who's a plastic surgeon and he thought it was cellulitis, maybe due to an abscess that formed around a suture to (worst case scenario) a fistula. Hopefully I'll be able to see my surgeon tomorrow. I would really like to get better, rather than worse. It's always something...
50 y/o F. CD dx'd Aug 05. Initially on Pentasa, then Imuran 125 mg. Started Humira (very reluctantly) on 10/24/07. Ileocolectomy 4/08.

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