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Question! - March 28th 2015, 07:52 PM

Hi I have a question, a few weeks ago almost three now I believe. I cut, it was deep and probably could have received stitched but I used butterfly strips. It's healing nicely but over the past two days I noticed a little bump on the side if the scar. I thought at first it was raised because of how the skin separated but I think it grew over night. It otherwise is scabed and doesn't look infected. The bump is skin colour I was just wondering what it may be?
   
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Re: Question! - March 28th 2015, 08:18 PM

Hey,

I'm not a professional, so I can't be exactly sure of what you're experiencing. However, it seems to me like it could be scar tissue, particularly the formation of a keloid scar. A keloid scar is a scar that is formed due to an abundance of collagen (a protein). It's a raised part of extra tissue and it can vary in different shades of color. It can sometimes cause itching or other pain. I know you said that you don't see signs of infection, but definitely keep an eye on it and get it checked out if the bump gets worse or develops pus.


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Re: Question! - March 28th 2015, 11:35 PM

Hi there,

From my own personal experience, I definitely agree with the above. This has happened to me before and this is what I've always put it down too. I'd try not to worry about it but if you do get concerned then you can always see your GP or nurse.

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