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A 38-year-old female asked:

Puncture wound on finger 6 weeks ago & had 3 stitches -now completely healed but slightly hard lump underneath where cut was - is this normal?

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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Scar lump/finger: If concerned best to see Hand Surgeon for evaluation. But most likely scar tissue forming.
Dr. Corinne Kauderer
Wound care 36 years experience
Wounds: Wounds can be healed externally but can develop lumps and bumps underneath them due to healing of the deeper tissues. Sometimes, keloids can develop on top of the scar as demonstrated in this photo. When we close wounds, we use materials that usually dissolve over time. Sometimes, you may feels the suture material under the skin. Ask your surgeon if dissolvable sutures were used.

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Last updated May 24, 2016

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