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A 47-year-old member asked:

When you get stiches is the skin around it suppose to turn black?

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Dr. Adam Mamelak
Mohs Micrographic Surgery 22 years experience
Stitches in the skin: It is not normal for the skin to turn black around a wound that has been stitched together. This could be a sign of skin necrosis, a complication after skin surgery. If the skin is black, you should see your doctor or surgeon to have the wound evaluated.
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