Swelling In The Wound After Appendectomy?
my doctor wants to ask 3 weeks ago I did an appendectomy, but the surgical scar swelled up, doctor, is this normal or is there a problem with the postoperative scar??
Hello, getri yulianti, thanks for asking HealthReplies.com.
Swelling or enlargement of the wound after surgery can be caused by several things:
1. There is an infection in the skin of the surgical wound. The characteristics are swelling, redness, pain, and pus.
2. Seroma, or a collection of clear fluid in the wound that forms a lump
3. Keloids, or growths of scar tissue that are thick and darker than the skin color
To be sure, consult this condition with your doctor, because the doctor must see the swelling and examine it directly. Get checked immediately first if you feel pain, fever, and signs of infection occur. Treatment of this condition will depend on the cause.
There are several things you can do to prevent it from getting worse:
1. Keep the wound clean, if it is dirty, immediately clean it with betadine and change the wound dressing
2. Check with your doctor as recommended
3. Take medicine from the doctor regularly
4. Eat more high-protein foods such as egg whites, sea fish, to speed up wound healing
5. While do not move the injured part of the body a lot
The following is a link regarding suture wound care, which can be read for additional information. That's it, I hope it's useful.
dr. Sarah Rizqia