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I got stitches in my hand, three to be exact,

Patient: I got stitches in my hand, three to be exact, located in between thumb and first finger, (right above where the thumb and first finger creases) there is a little bump forming in between the stitches, it’s like a little peice of skin that is bulging out. Is this a scar? is it just from the stitches? will it go away?! (the stitches are only 4 days old)

 

 

Doctor: Thank you for writing to us.I believe that you either have a piece of dying skin or a keloid. If it is drying skin, it should drop off in a few days. If it does not drop off, you can remove it by using tweezers or with a scalpel. Talk to a Doctor to get this done.If it is a keloid, then the Doctor will treat you with steroid injections to help you.Hope this helps.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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