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

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. 

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. 

Redness and “Lump” after Laceration Prepare?

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.

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.

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