A 19-year-old female asked:
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had stitches last month for 2wks for a laceration on my knee-they removed 2 weeks ago. scar is very painful, hurts & itches since. very uncomfortable!

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Dr. Shoaib Shafique
33 years experience Vascular Surgery
Normal healing : Can cause itching and pain due to inflammatory mediators If pain does not go away in a week or two see your doctor
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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Dr. Peter Duic
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No: You should expect some localized swelling around the laceration from the injury. This should not however cause you to retain fluid elsewhere.
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