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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes lump and itchiness around the area of stitches?

I gave birth four weeks ago vaginally in which I had a second degree tear. My stitches have disappeared, I assume they have dissolved. However, the area where the stitches are is still slightly uncomfortable when sitting, is extremely itchy, and has a small, skin colored lump. Any ideas on what this may be? Thank you.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014
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If the stitches were taken then the possibility of some stitches material might be there (Undissolved) this is happens some time and this possibility need to be ruled out, second hyper-granulation tissue could be the cause, in either condition you need to see the surgeon, hope this information helps you, take care and have nice day.
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