A 34-year-old member asked:
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how can i tell if my stitches are infected?

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Dr. Paul Weiss
51 years experience Plastic Surgery
See below: Heat, redness, swelling , pain and drainage are signs of infection.
Answered on Oct 16, 2017

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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.
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Dr. Otto Placik
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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.

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