Dermatology Community
Green area around stitching
About This Community:

This forum is for questions regarding Dermatology issues, such as: rashes, acne, birthmarks, skin infections, rosacea, and general skin care.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Green area around stitching

I got treated at an ER 3 days ago for a stab wound to my hand.  I received 7 stitches and a prescription of 800mg of IBU Proffen and was sent on my way.  I noticed today that the area directly around the stitching is pink (normal) but then the area around that is green tinted.  (and  its a pretty big area) It even goes up my fingers a half inch.  Is this normal bruising or something far more serious?

Thank you.
563773_tn?1374250139
Hello,
The color changes of a bruise vary from black, blue, green to yellow depending on the various stages of healing. If there is any redness, warmth, pain, pus discharge or fever then any infection should be thought of. You can ask your doctor to prescribe you a prophylactic antibiotic.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.








Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Dermatology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Dermatology Answerers
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
maatson
Other
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
alex0306