Suggest remedy for puffy and bruised area at stitches site

Posted on Tue, 9 Jun 2015 in Abdominal Pain
Question: Had a mole removed on abdomen 4 days ago. Revieved 2 stiches now Large Area around it is puffy and bruised. No pain really. Is bruising that large normal?
Answered by Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
clinical photograph will be helpful

Detailed Answer:
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Dear Ms.

Some amount of wound collection and swelling at surgical site is acceptable and normally seen. In your case if it's normal or needs intervention depends on clinical examination. Providing clinical photograph for further assessment will be helpful.

So send me clinical photograph for further assessment.

Take care

Best Regards
Dr Deepak Kishore Kaltari
Consultant Surgeon
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari 5 hours later
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
There is no cause for concern

Detailed Answer:
Dear Ms

Such amount of erythema(redness) is quite acceptable following surgery. Suture is foreign body and incites inflammatory reaction leading to occurence of mild redness which is very much acceptable. It should settle after removal of suture and there is no cause for concern.

Do get back to me if you need any further assistance, will be glad to assist you.

Take Care

Best Regards
Dr Deepak
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari

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