A 44-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

can you tell me how to know if my stitches are infected?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Infection: Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, swollen lymph nodes or fever. If you believe that you have a wound infection please seek medical attention. Take care.
Answered on Apr 6, 2016
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Weiss
51 years experience Plastic Surgery
See below: Heat, redness, swelling , pain and drainage are signs of infection.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Krook
Dr. Jon Krook answered
23 years experience General Surgery
Redness or drainage: If there is significant redness, drainage or the pain seems to be getting worse, see your surgeon to determine if the sutures are infected.
1
1 thank
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Uncertain: Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, swollen lymph nodes or fever ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
See your Dr. : The area around it will become very swollen and discolored. You will also have a discharge. If in doubt, you should see your doctor.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month