If the suture is black it is nylon material and this suture needs to be removed in the office. A...
I think I may have an infection, what do I do?
It is usually rare to see post-operative infections. However, signs of infection are:
- Increasing pain
- Increasing redness
- Drainage at the wound site which worsens
- Swelling increases
Normal surgical wounds have a component of the above due to the normal healing response; however, an infection really demonstrates a dramatic increase in the signs listed above. If it really hurts, please call us immediately and/or send us a picture from your phone if worried.