3.5 weeks post op and noticed this 2 days ago


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Discovered this red spot 2 days ago. Not hot or raised. Just red and sore right on the incision. It’s kinda scaley. 3.5 weeks post op. Any thoughts? 

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  • This is almost certainly a stitch abscess.  A suture that is trying to work its way out rather than get reabsorbed.  I would keep an eye on it.  Some surgeons may want to do antibiotics.  I would let your surgeon know.  

     

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    • Dr. Michelle Roughton thanks for your reply!! I’ll message them. 
      I was looking at it this morning and applied really light pressure and it felt like a big pop internally and then 2 smaller pops. It was odd. Then it bled a drop of blood on the surface. 

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  • He says it looks to him to be irritated and to wash with soap and warm water and use antibiotic ointment and let him know if it doesn’t improve in a few days. Hopefully I don’t get some crazy internal infection or something haha

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