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Suture left in shoulder after three years

Patient: About three years ago I had surgery on my shoulder to remove a raised birthmark and some surrounding skin due to the possibility of cancerous properties. I still have a suture in my shoulder and was wondering about the pros and cons to having it removed and left in my shoulder despite the lack of pain.

 

 

Symptoms: No symptoms. Just a black thread visible under the skin

 

 

Doctor:

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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