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A 46-year-old female asked:

Swelling has increased 6 days after cast & stitches removed following ucl thumb surgery. is this normal? i'm in a formed splint & only remove it prn.

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Dr. Cody Mead
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Probably not: New swelling a week+ after surgery may be an indication that something isn't right. You should go back to your doc and have it rechecked. Hope this helps!
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