Fear of infection?

Hi, 

I am 65 y.o female. Got my Medtronic CRTP implant 2 months back. Sometimes I feel a twitching/ burning pain above the pm site, which appears a bit swollen and also took the longest to heal. I have no fever or any pain around the site. I feel normal. There is no fluid effusion from the site however on closely looking at the swollen stich a very small oil drop like liquid (pale yellow) appears on the inside of the stich. Could it be symptom of an infection?


3 Comments

Infection?

by AgentX86 - 2018-09-14 09:46:54

Infections are deadly serious. If there is ANY doubt, see your EP immediately. If you can't get an appointment within 24 hrs, go to the ER now.

Thanks

by India.joshi - 2018-09-15 07:38:13

I had my blood and urine cultures 1 month back. Which was normal.. I also had my ct scan done 1 month back. Which also showed no signs of any vegetation. I think I'll get a blood culture done asap just to be sure.

Thank you all

Infection?

by clairenorm - 2018-09-20 18:59:18

Blood cultures can come back normal even with an infection. The infection can be confined to the pacemaker pocket so all bloods come back normal. 

 

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