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I recently had a birthmark removed from my upper butt cheek, there are 15 stitches. what are signes of infection?

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Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Redness or drainage: After any type of minor surgery (removal of birthmark or mole), watch for infection. An infection may cause redness around the area, swelling, more tenderness, or a pus discharge. If it is not looking right, have it checked by your doctor.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Infection: If the area is enlarging, swelling, hot, tender, red more painful, has streaks emanating from it or pustular discharge - those are signs of probable infection.

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