Excessive Bleeding After Punch Excision

After my procedure I got really sick. I guess the procedure upset my stomach. They just numbed my skin. My question is could the sutures have come undone due to vomiting and pressure to the skin? I bled a lot through the bandages but the bleeding eventually stopped. My surgeon was confident that it didn't, due to bandages and steri-strips. Now that the sutures have been removed my scars look like large craters and worst then pretreatment. Could that be the reason?

Doctor Answers (1)

Sutures rupturing


Sutures can rupture with too much movement (e.g. surgery near a joint), or if you are convulsing or vomitting which can increase intra-abdominal pressure. Unfortunately, sutures that rupture often lead to an unpleasant scar result and you may require a surgical scar revision in the near future. 

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