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Had a simple vulvectomy 5 wks ago-area of over-granulation tissue removed-no VIN. Wound healing well altho 1 stitch opened. Still have pain- normal?

Had a simple vulvectomy 5 wks ago-area of over-granulation tissue removed-no VIN. Wound healing well altho 1 stitch opened. Still have pain- normal?

Can happen but: not common in all , will heal in couple of wks, and pain will go away once heals completely , don't worry you will be fine. ...Read more

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Is yellowish skin around my stitches normal?

Is yellowish skin around my stitches normal?

Blood: This is probably blood which is being digested. If there is no sign of infection or swelling it is part of healing process. ...Read more

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I had stitches removed yesterday around my eye. Today i notice there is yellow skin like on the closed wound. Is that normal?

I had stitches removed yesterday around my eye. Today i notice there is yellow skin like on the closed wound. Is that normal?

Can be: The skin is often discolored by blood that is being metabolized. If it does not resolve, see the doctor who put the stitches in. ...Read more

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I had stitches removed & tape placed. The tape fell off and there is white underneath the cut and yellowish pus coming out. Is this normal or infected?

I had stitches removed & tape placed. The tape fell off and there is white underneath the cut and yellowish pus coming out. Is this normal or infected?

Either: If it is not thick and light straw colored, it is probably just serous fluid. If it is thick, creamy and yellow, then you should go back and see the doctor. It may just need to be cleaned or you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Scab fell off my wound from surgery after a bath. It was yellow/green. Can see stitches now through the "hole" left behind. Is this normal?

Scab fell off my wound from surgery after a bath. It was yellow/green. Can see stitches now through the "hole" left behind. Is this normal?

Call your surgeon: The sutures that your are seeing may be absorbable sutures that "dissolves" over several weeks. If you have redness, increased pain, fever, or pus like drainage see your doctor right away as you may be getting a wound infection. As far as the "hole" I would keep this area clean and dry and covered with a sterile gauze. Do not let moisture get into the wound. Ask your surgeon! ...Read more

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I fell off my bike and bit my lip no stitches and was put on penicillin just in case. 3 days later it is white w/yellow scabs is this normal healing ?

I fell off my bike and bit my lip no stitches and was put on penicillin just in case. 3 days later it is white w/yellow scabs is this normal healing ?

Lip trauma: This sounds like normal healing. There will be some swelling and scabs as the lip heals that will last about a week. Follow up with your doctor if you have any concerns about healing. ...Read more

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Is there supposed to be yellow around stitches?

Is there supposed to be yellow around stitches?

Is it yellow: dicoloration on the skin or yellow drainage. You can have bruising but if drainage it could be puss and need immediate attention. ...Read more

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When are facial stitches removed? How do you know they are ready to be removed? Mine is swollen with yellow around stitches but i think its from bruis

When are facial stitches removed? How do you know they are ready to be removed? Mine is swollen with yellow around stitches but i think its from bruis

5-7 days: The face is very vascular and heals quickly. Sutures in the facial area can usually be removed in 5-7 days. If you are concerned about a possible infection, let you dr. Look at the suture site. Best wishes. ...Read more