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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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Is it normal to have a brown skin lump from having stitches?

Is it normal to have a brown skin lump from having stitches?

Yes: Any trauma to skin including sutures can cause pigmentation and scar formation. See a plastic surgeon if this bothers you. ...Read more

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I fell and split the front of my head open resulting in 6 stitches 8 days ago. I am feeling really tired, is this normal? No x-rays were taken.

I fell and split the front of my head open resulting in 6 stitches 8 days ago.  I am feeling really tired, is this normal?  No x-rays were taken.

Head contusion: Sorry for your accident. After even a mild concussion do not do activities that can compromise your health and cause further head injury. Avoid tasks that require concentration or complicated thinking. Schedule an appointment with your PCP for evaluation and imaging. Also follow the advice of your health care provider. Be well. ...Read more

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Circumcision week ago. Requested 10% from tip to be removed. Looks like the foreskin is pulled back n stitched with skin of shaft. Is this normal?

Circumcision week ago. Requested 10% from tip to be removed. Looks like the foreskin is pulled back n stitched with skin of shaft. Is this normal?

Post op care: Most of the doctors here will defer these surgery questions to the doctor providing care in person. It sounds normal, but any concerns must be raised with the professional caring for you. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be a little dizzy 2 days after a head injury that required stitches?

Is it normal to be a little dizzy 2 days after a head injury that required stitches?

Yes: Some balance disturbance or dizziness can be normal following a head injury. Most patients will have complete resolution of symptoms with tincture of time. If still present after 7-10 days, you should see your primary care provider. ...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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Punch biopsey on arm, 4 (v tight) stitches removed 12 days ago. Now 3mm white thread end just emerged thru skin. Dr says it happens. Is it normal?

Punch biopsey on arm, 4 (v tight) stitches removed 12 days ago. Now 3mm white thread end just emerged thru skin. Dr says it happens. Is it normal?

Probably, sort of :): Could either be a small thread of fibrous tissue from the skin edges coming through (part of you), or could be a small piece, or potentially the whole of, one of those stitches if they accidentally cut the knot off the stitch rather than clipping one side and pulling through. Could try pulling on thru. If swelling, bleeding, oozing, pain then see doc. ...Read more

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10 days ago had a sebaceous cyst removed from head. Dissolving stitches- very tender spot on one side next to stitches- is this normal?

10 days ago had a sebaceous cyst removed from head. Dissolving stitches- very tender spot on one side next to stitches- is this normal?

Post op pain: most likely a normal part of the healing process. If not improved with over the countret advilor aleve- call the doctor who performed the surgery. ...Read more

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Had a ganglion cyst removed from hand. Three stitches. When the stitches were removed, incision was still open. Is this normal? Skin didn't close?

Had a ganglion cyst removed from hand. Three stitches. When the stitches were removed, incision was still open. Is this normal? Skin didn't close?

Could be: Sometimes the deep layers heal faster than the top skin layer. As long as the deeper layers are closed, just keep the wound clean and covered. If the deep layers seem open, have your surgeon recheck the wound. ...Read more

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