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is yellowish skin around my stitches normal
A 36-year-old member asked:
45 years experience Dermatology
Blood: This is probably blood which is being digested. If there is no sign of infection or swelling it is part of healing process.
43 years experience Dermatology
Probably: My guess is it's staining from the cleansing/disinfecting solution used by the surgeon. But it could also be due to the stitches being tied too tightl ... Read More
A female asked:
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Wound healing: A slight yellow discoloration of your healing wound is probably normal as long as there is no pain or discharge.
44 years experience Ophthalmology
Can be: The skin is often discolored by blood that is being metabolized. If it does not resolve, see the doctor who put the stitches in.
A 44-year-old member asked:
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not uncommon: As bruises resolve they turn colors to include yellow.
36 years experience Family Medicine
Is it yellow: dicoloration on the skin or yellow drainage. You can have bruising but if drainage it could be puss and need immediate attention.
A 20-year-old female asked:
29 years experience Family Medicine
5-7 days: The face is very vascular and heals quickly. Sutures in the facial area can usually be removed in 5-7 days. If you are concerned about a possible in ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
31 years experience Infectious Disease
Either: If it is not thick and light straw colored, it is probably just serous fluid. If it is thick, creamy and yellow, then you should go back and see the d ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Any trauma to skin including sutures can cause pigmentation and scar formation. See a plastic surgeon if this bothers you.
A 30-year-old male asked:
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Can happen : At times it is difficult to suppose both sides of a wound perfectly against each other especially in a traumatized skin/difficult areas (called healin ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
35 years experience Pain Management
Head contusion: Sorry for your accident. After even a mild concussion do not do activities that can compromise your health and cause further head injury. Avoid tasks ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
27 years experience General Practice
Post op care: Most of the doctors here will defer these surgery questions to the doctor providing care in person. It sounds normal, but any concerns must be raised ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Some balance disturbance or dizziness can be normal following a head injury. Most patients will have complete resolution of symptoms with tincture of ... Read More
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