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Cut leg while snowboarding. Had stitches. Stitches hurting, swelling, numbness around it. Matter of concern?

I cut my leg open snowboarding 6 days ago went to the hospital and got 4 stitches. They said it was close to the bone but they did X-rays and said I didn t hit the bone. They told me to look for swelling , pus , etc. I went to the doctors 3 days ago and she said it was fine and to come back next week to get the stitches out. Today it s been slightly hurting on and off all day and now it s swollen and a little numb around it.. Should I be concerned?
Asked On : Tue, 15 Jan 2013
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Thanks for writing your query.

After reading your query, I would suggest that you should go to your doctor for a clinical evaluation. Swelling and numbness at stitch site is not a normal phenomenon and needs medical attention.

You may need an antibiotic along with an anti-inflammatory and serratiopeptidase for relief from your symptoms.

I hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Sun, 21 Jul 2013
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