Infection - Stitches getting infected? (poss SI trig)
I had to get a cut stitched last Friday, and the stitches are supposed to come out this friday (two days from now). The stitches look "odd" to me, though. There is no pus or anything, but the area around and between the stitches is swollen and red. It's not so swollen that the stitches can't move or are tight into the wound (I checked) but the area is definitely raised from the rest of my skin, and a pink color (not dark red.)
Could this be the start of an infection, or is it normal for it to be like that after five days? I've had stitches before, and I don't think they were like this, but it was on a different area of the body.
Thank you so much!!