Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

127 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What causes skin around stitches to turn black?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Rahul Kumar

Dermatologist

Practicing since :2010

Answered : 6269 Questions

default
Posted on Thu, 5 Dec 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: The skin around my stitches is black. This was a very bad fall and a 7" laceration under the knee cap. I can't tell if this is dried blood or something worse. It is slightly warm. I have no feeling there so that's all I can distinguish.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 16 minutes later
Brief Answer: Details below Detailed Answer: Hello, It might be collection of blood under skin. I would like to know the following, 1.when this injury happened ? ( how many days back ?) 2.Are you taking any oral antibiotics or applying anything locally? Please answer the above, this will guide me in helping you better. Waiting for your response. Thank you
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar 2 minutes later
1. 7 days ago 2. Yes keflex
doctor
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 35 minutes later
Brief Answer: Details below Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the follow up. Here is the explanation for your condition. 1. Warmth at the wound site is due to inflammation, as the injury is recent. Its good you are taking antibiotic,soon you will be relieved. 2.Pigmentation is due to collection of hemosiderin ( blood pigment). This will take around 3 months to disappear. 3.Numbness is due to injury to cutaneous nerves. These nerves regenerate very slowly and will require at least an year to regenerate. Let me know if you have any other doubts, Thank you
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

Recent questions on  Paresthesia

doctor1 MD

Hi, For the past 2 weeks I have been having numbness and tingling Just below the right of my nose and the right side of my mouth, at the same time, I have identical sensation in all my fingers on the right hand. When I get these symptom, it is almost impossible to do any fine motor tasks with the right hand. I also notice if I am walking or moving fast when this happens the right leg feels like it is floating. All started on a Sunday 2 weeks ago, the Saturday (a day prior) I had a bad headache. I have had a CT-Scan and they say no masses.

doctor1 MD

I have had a burning sensation and numbness in my left leg for a month now. my doctor prescribed Tramadol, but it did not help. I called him today and he prescribed me gabapentin 100 mg. will this medicine ease the burning pain in my left leg. I cant stand this pain anymore.

doctor1 MD

I have Guillain Barre Syndrome since 2005. I still have muscle pain and burning sensation. For the last three weeks I ve been having constant muscle pain in my right bicep. I am feeling numbness in my hand and difficulty to use it with joint pain. What does this mean?

doctor1 MD

I ve been having this leg numbness. it mostly happens when i m sleeping and it keeps me up at night. the numbness/ tingling is in both legs and starts in the calf, going down to my feet. it happened two weeks ago and again yesterday. these are the only two incidents. i am on birth control. could it be from that or from some sort of nerve problem?

doctor1 MD

I had a pontine stoke 5weeks ago down my right side canwalk and talk and feel but have severe pins and needles in right hand and foot and numbness and feels frozen with sensations moving on right side of leg and arm. AM doing all exercises but...

doctor1 MD

Hi, earlier i had a buzzing sensation my right chest. what was that? the buzzing came more than 5 times. when it buzz its also radiates my left wrist. is this serious?

doctor1 MD

Systematic Skin Respomse test for small fibre neuropathy. Hello I am recently trying to get the diagnosis of my paresthesia problem and my Doctor suspected small fibre neuropathy. She ordered for sympathetic skin response test and found out it is...