Thirteen yr old stomach scar seems to be opening back up.

Patient

Q: I have a 13 yr old surgical stomach scar from colon surgery. It was so infected, it had to heal "OPEN" and was never sewn together or stapled. Just this morning, I woke up to find about a 6 inch strip of bright red along the incision line of the original cut. I thought it was blood or a scratch, but nothing would get rid of it. It's the brightest red I've ever seen.....Could my old wound possible be opening back up? I don't know what to do. It does not hurt. It's just very shocking to see it and not know what it is or why it just appeared.

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