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Forum Name: Surgery Topics

Question: sutures

 elcunningham - Fri Sep 26, 2003 11:30 am

i got stitches yesterday on the inside of my calf. blood keeps gathering on the sutures and my leg around the laceration is numb. is numbness normal?
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Tue Sep 30, 2003 8:02 pm

User avatar elcunningham,
Its normal as long as it doesn't continue for too long. It should start improving within a week or so.

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