My Two Year Old Son Just Got Stitches on His Arm and I Notice That the Area is Red and It Has a Lump. It's That Normal?

My Two Year Old Son Just Got Stitches on His Arm and I Notice That the Area is Red and It Has a Lump. It's That Normal?

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Recovery after stitches in a child

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The fullness may represent a few things, some normal and others that may require future scar revision. The bump may be a result of a hematoma, swelling, suture reaction, or tissue irregularity. 


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Redness and “Lump” after Laceration Prepare?

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Thank you for the question.

The area of “redness and lumpiness” may or may not be normal after suture repair. Follow-up with your plastic surgeon is indicated to rule out infection.

Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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