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A 17-year-old female asked:

A scar i've had from previous surgeries for 2 years, all enclosed of course, just became hot and sore to touch what could this be?

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Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Infection: There could be an infection in the skin or an abscess just under the scar. Hot and tender suggest that. Have your physician evaluate asap, you may need antibiotics.

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Last updated Sep 30, 2014

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