Bump on/around incision??

Hi there Dr. Roughton I will be 4WPO on Monday and Yesterday I noticed a small bump by my tapes/strips (the strips haven’t fallen off yet) and today I examined it again and it feels like a pimple (has a tip) but that seems kind of unlikely to me. It’s also been itchy. I attached some pics! It’s not bleeding or hurting or anything like that but it looks like the bump could be attached to my incision itself and that’s what is concerning me. Any idea what it could be? I also messaged my PS but figured I would ask you as well hoping you may get back to me sooner. Thanks so much!!!(excuse the old looking tape I’m anxiously waiting for them to fall off!) 

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  • Sorry for the delay.  It could be the knot at the end of the suture.  Sometimes it wants to make a little pimple/bump.  The suture is almost certainly 'absorbable' but that means different things in different folks.  The 'dissolving' part can sometimes make inflammation that looks like a zit for lack of a better term.  No worries.  It'll go away and not leave a scar.


    As always – I would be so honored to see you at my offices in Raleigh, NC!

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