I have a 2in area of my incision that is wider and redder, a few days ago it developed a small hole the size of a pencil tip and had yellowish pus come out. I called my PS and he said it is probably from the stitches. Today i had 2 fluid pockets(size of a BB) under the incision, i pushed it and i came out of a pinhole in the incision. It was yellowish/cloudy. I dont have a fever etc. Im starting to get worried i have an infection?
Incision Infection 6 Weeks Post-Op
Doctor Answers 4
For a variety of reasons, some stitches become exposed ("spit") after surgery. Although it appears alarming to the non-surgeon such wounds go on to heal completely once the exposed stitch is removed. You may want to see your surgeon to have him/her remove the stitch in the office. It will not hurt and your healing will be underway.
Peter A Aldea, MD
Tummy tuck and incision infection
From your photo I believe your surgeon is correct, that you are developing an irritation or small stitch abscess from a subcutaneous stitch. These stitches may fall out on their own, but if the area is red, draining or tender, see your plastic surgeon and he/she can remove the stitch. This should resolve the problem.
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