The following post from our forum is from a woman who had a tummy tuck 2 months ago and is now has infection and serous fluid draining from her belly button.
Date: 03/02/2012 Submitted by: PRBelly Button Draining Serous Fluid After Tummy Tuck Infection
I had a tummy tuck with muscle repair in jan 2012. Two and a half weeks later i had my first uti. I was treated with cipro for 10 days. Five days later my belly button began draining serous fluid. The belly button also had a black stich exposed that we cut to the skin. Two days later i developed a low grade temp 37.4-37.8. I was started on cephlex for 5 days. During this time i continued to have a low grade temp. 1 day after the antibiotic was finished i developed chills and umbilical pain. I went to er and was started on clindamycin. I feel somewhat better now but continue with the low grade temp constantly and still have serous drainage. Any suggestions on what is happening and what other treatment i may need……
Date: 03/02/2012 Submitted by: Tanner
Sorry, but I have no suggestions on what is happening or possible treatment.
I assume that your doctor(s) have done all the tests that they can do to determine the cause of your infection(s).
Hopefully your last treatment with clindamycin will knock it out.