A member asked:

Hello i had a surgery to remove testicle as there was a torsion the testicle died and had a infection and im concerned about the stitches as there is black bits on it not the skin its on the stitches its not just appeared its been there since surgery?

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Dr. Maria Rueda answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Go to your Doctor’s office. They’ll be happy to explain what you are seeing. If the area becomes warmer, tender or you see any drainage, you need to go to the Doc. If it’s dusky or gray it’s an emergency. Be sure to be taking your antibiotics and instructions given.

Answered 4/26/2022

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Dr. Birendra Tandan answered

Specializes in Urology

could be dried blood. wash gently with a mild antiseptic. If not gone in a few days see your surgeon

Answered 5/25/2022

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