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Yellow pus ball on the stitches, throbbing pain with bruising. Normal?

I got stitches on my leg near my ankle two weeks ago, the doctor put four dissolving stitches in it and 7 on the outside, while inspecting it today there appears to be some sort of yellow pus ball inside it and I was wondering if that is normal.. Also innitialy my pain subsided within the first two days after the stitching and now it seems to throb a bit, not terribly but enough to make me wonder. And there s bruising all around the area as well.
Asked On : Mon, 17 Sep 2012
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Did your doctor prescribe you the right antibiotics? I am glad that the stitches are put. The yellow pus denotes that the wound may be secondarily infected. It is better to get the pus cultured again to look for the infecting organisms and get the right antibiotic prescribed.

Please get it examined by your doctor again. For pain, you may take Tablet. Tylenol after food for a day or two.

Get well soon.

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