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What is a lump around the wound after mohs surgery?

I had mohs surgery done about six weeks ago. The wound seems to be seeming fine, but a little below the wound, I have a small lump that doesn t want to go away. Could it be a stitch that has not dissolved? When will it go away? If so, is there anything I can do to help it dissolve?
Asked On : Wed, 5 Mar 2014
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Thank you for the query.

Lump near the surgical scar can be caused by an inflammation around a stitch or hernia.
Hernia is more possible if the lump is more visible when standing, can disappear with compression, gives pain when coughing or lifting.
Inflammation caused lump is usually hard, not movable, does not protrude when coughing.

I suggest you to consult a surgeon. In case of doubts, ultrasound should be done.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Thu, 13 Mar 2014
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