Wound Healing

Wound healing is a process that replaces devitalized and missing cellular tissues due to the formation of a wound. Wound healing is classified into primary wound healing and secondary wound healing. There are four stages in the healing of a wound they are hemostasis, inflammatory, proliferative, and remodeling.

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Why is there a clear discharge from my wound with redness in the wound edges after arthroscopy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a knee arthroscopy about seven days ago, and I am worried about the wounds. The sutures did not close the wound entirely, and there is a small gap of 3 to 4 mm. Today, I noticed the wound area to be wet with a clear discharge. Also, the edges of the wound seem to be quite red...  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern, and I will help you with it. I have seen the attached images you have sent (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). Do not worry; there is nothing wrong with the wound, and sutures have been appropriately give...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have pus discharge after fistulotomy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a fistulotomy four days ago, and I have noticed a small yellow lump next to the site. What does this indicate? Should I be concerned? Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen both of your pictures (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). It looks like a normal healing surgical wound. Additionally, I hope you are following the advice regarding sitz bath properly. Keeping the area clean is very important ...  Read Full »

Do I need skin grafting for my wound?

Query: Hello doctor, I injured myself when I fell from my scooter a month back. It is healing, but the doctor has said that skin grafting is required. I wanted to confirm if skin grafting is necessary or the wound would heal on its own by regular dressing. I have attached two pictures one was taken 12 day...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After seeing both the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I can tell you the following. The wound now is ready for skin grafting. It is clean, and the graft will be taken up very well in most areas, other than the groin. The groin will require a repea...  Read Full »

How should we manage a sutured wound?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old male with a height of 6'1 feet and a weight of 240 lbs. Fourteen days ago, I had an accident with a sharp tool, cutting pretty much to the knuckle. I got stitches and went by the doctor's home care instructions as best I could and today had my stitches removed. The are...  Read Full »


Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern, and I will help you out. I saw the images you attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I could see the joining of the cut edges except for the right corner, which shows pus drainage (probably). Is there any itching...  Read Full »

I have steri-strip over a cut in my arm. Can I take shower?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old male with a weight of 77 kilograms and a height of five feet nine inches. I went to a hospital in early hours. I have some cuts in my arm and they put steri-strips and a dressing over it. The dressing remains loose and I can see my wounds covered with dark red scabs as...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanya Dhingra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You can change your dressing by yourself at home by taking someone's help. You can apply Povidone-iodine cream and cotton and then wrap it with a bandage. Avoid placing the wound in water and do not keep it open. A small bleb in a wound is...  Read Full »

Why do I feel there is a bone in the extracted site?

Query: Hi doctor, A week ago, I had all of my wisdom teeth removed. Three are healing fine, but my bottom left feels and looks like bone. I am not sure whether the bone is visible. It is smooth, but I am concerned about it. My dad, who is not a dentist, think that the gum is growing over it. It is not pain...  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. The bone exposure is a common thing after extraction of teeth. But as far as there is no pain, you need not worry about it. May be the extraction was a bit difficult on the lower left wisdom tooth, and the gums...  Read Full »

Do I need further treatment for my septic joint?

Query: Hi doctor, Before 10 days, I got a cut on my knee. Two days later, I swam in the contaminated water. Then, I realized that my knee was extremely red, inflamed, tender and spreading outward from the site of the cut (first image). I cleaned the wound with alcohol and did not seek treatment. The follow...  Read Full »


Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Although it is still not clear how the wound happened, did you brush against something while swimming or was it some insect bite? Secondly, as you mentioned fresh water, we n...  Read Full »

Why did the cut on my penis form a hard white thing?

Query: Hi doctor, About three years ago, after a stint of frequent masturbation, I got a cut on the penis due to lack of lubricant. The cut healed as some hard white thing. I tried cutting it away with a scalpel, but it just grows right back. Four months ago, I went to a urologist, and he said it was proba...  Read Full »


Dr. Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After the wart was destroyed, this is fibrosis developing (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is not going to affect you in sexual experience or prowess. If the appearance is an issue, then wait for six months at least for the fibrosis to mature and take...  Read Full »

Why is my 6-year-old son's infected wound, not healing?

Query: Hello doctor, My 6-year-old son has a wound with an infection in the right knee. He scratched it and got wounded, and it is three weeks now, and it does not heal. It is growing bigger, and the treatment preparation included washing the wound with water and safeguarding it, drying the wound with clea...  Read Full »


Dr. Manu Bharadwaj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the details of the occurence of the wound and its course. It has been appropriately described. I appreciate that. Now, you have tried wound management as best as it can be done at home. The wound in the photo looks like it has healed about 90% (att...  Read Full »

Why is my mother's leg wound, not healing for months?

Query: Hi doctor,I need an opinion from a general surgeon regarding my mother's wound. My mother is 81 years and she has wound for a year. She has consulted three doctors and done some laboratory tests. Based on her reports, the first doctor suggested her to use Mupirocin ointment and Mefenamic acid. It ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Lalit Bansal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the image and laboratory reports of your mother (attachment removed to protect patient identity). She has an ulcer in her leg on the medial aspect. It seems to be a chronic non-healing ulcer as the margins are sharp and the base is filled with yellow...  Read Full »

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