A Pimple-like Lump Next To A Stitch Scar?
want to ask. I had an accident last week and had it sewn on my lips and chin. Yesterday’s stitches were opened and there was a pimple-like lump beside the stitch mark. Is the lump normal or not? thank you
Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com. I am dr. Princess Claudya will help answer your questions.
Lumps that appear next to the stitch marks are probably not related to your stitches, but can be caused by:
Furuncles / boils: lumps of reddish color, filled with pus, painful when pressed
Lipoma: benign tumor originating from fatty tissue, the color of the skin, soft consistency
Warts / warts: skin-colored bumps, bumpy surface
Cyst: a lump filled with fluid
Abscess: a lump filled with pus
Malignancy / cancer
If the lump is located above the wound, it can be the effect of a surgical wound, which can include:
Keloids: Keloids are the growth of excess scar tissue in the wound that gives the appearance of a lump on top of the wound. This keloid lump usually enlarges beyond the size of the scar. Keloid is usually a hereditary disease and is related to certain races
Hypertrophic scar: similar to keloids, hypertrophic scar is also scar tissue that forms on a scar. The difference is, the size of the hypertrophic scar is the same as the size of the wound (not enlarged), and it is not related to family history or certain race
A buildup of pus under the wound (abscess): marked by the skin above and around the wound that is reddish, and there is a soft lump under the skin (filled with pus)
Pus / blood draining over the wound
To determine the cause of the lump, you should check with a surgeon for further examination. If necessary, the doctor will perform a biopsy supporting examination, to trace the exact cause of the lump. And after that the doctor will provide treatment for your complaint according to the underlying conditions.
Things you can do to improve and prevent worsening of your disease are:
Avoid pressing, scratching, cutting, or removing the contents of the lump
Make sure the lump area is always clean
If you feel pain, you can apply warm compresses to the area or take over-the-counter pain relievers such as paracetamol to relieve your symptoms, while waiting to see a doctor.
That is the explanation from me. Hopefully helpful and useful. Get better soon :)
dr. Princess Claudya