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Question: Painful bump under scar

 lejones25 - Mon Jul 23, 2007 1:15 pm

I am a 24 year old female. About a month or two ago, I cut my finger close to the joint. I washed the cut with water, applied pressure and bandaged it.

It has since healed with very little exterior scarring, but there is a painful bump underneath.

I thought it might be scar tissue, but friends think it might be an infection that wasn't properly taken care of.

Thank you for your time.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:07 pm

User avatar This is likely just a little excessive scar tissue. It may improve over time. If not, you could have a scar revision by a plastic surgeon. If it were infection, left untreated, there would be other alarming symptoms such as fever, chills, pus, etc.

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