Back surgery scar is open up.

Patient

Q: On March 21, 2002 I had fusion down on my back at the L5 S1, I have had issues off and on, but nothing major. In December of 2005 my father was dying of cancer, I was taking care of him, he fell on me, as he was trying to get into the front room, got him up and he feel again, on me, at that time i knew something was not good with my back, after he passed away 1 week later, I found out the hardware in my back is fractured. I am obese, so was told by one doctor that he never or will never touch or do surgery on a fat patient, because you are asking for disaster. I can do the gastric surgery's because I have also had 3 aneurysm surgeries in the messentaric artery (sorry about spelling), so can't do the surgery. ON Thursday at 4 am I was woke up with massive back pain, didn't look at it since I am use to back pain, well I took a shower when the water and soap it the area, I thought I was going to die, my back was on fire. I then looked at the back saw that the scar that as always been the color of my skin, is know red, like a fire truck, it burns, hurts, I can't stand anything on it. I ended up going to the ER, where they did a culture but no results yet, but all the other test came back normal. Why would my back be doing this know 11 years after a surgery. I have 2 wholes in the area, that has fluid draining from it. I feel awful, I have had been sick for 6 weeks with a cold (on my 4th antibody) then hospital gave me another one, even though he has no prove its infected, said if it gets worse come out to the hospital, the sight is no better, but the pain has increased. I am lost and confused on what to do. I just would like to know why it is red, like its bleeding, has wholes in the sight, and looks like i am 2 weeks out of surgery instead of 11 years. I left hospital with no information on why its doing this, So why would a scar open up, in areas, turn red, very sore, painful 11 years after a surgery.

Doctor

A:   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: Chronic lower back pain a right shoulder stuffiness

Q: I had an MRI for some back problems but it came back with this: "Small 1.3 cm lesion in the prepontine cistern, ...

Q: Recent MRI was given to me without results. I have to wait until later in the week to get them.

Q: 23 y.o. female had lower right back pain for about 1 year following a burning pain from bending over (I thought it wa...

Q: Hello, I'm Adriana, I just received MRI results of my brain, I'm 40 yrs old, suffer from migraines, tension headaches...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews