Side pain persisted, but we thought that normal, post-operative irritation.
Week 5, fluid began draining
from a cyst an inch or so from the wound, 1/3 cup at a time.
Very little obvious redness, no fever, no other symptoms.
CAT scan showed no abnormalities. Minor irritation at the site of the wound.
Drainage clear, weak yellow color. No odor. Diagnosed as staph.
Took antibiotics, drainage stopped. No more fluid at all.
2 weeks later, 1/2 cup of fluid, daily.