Spot/boil on knee replacement scar.

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I am 14 weeks post op and today have noticed a spot on the scar at the bend point on the knee cap. It looks like a boil coming up. I've called the doctor who is going to call me back at some point today. I e also been experiencing pain upon standing up.  Anyone else had anything like this?  You just think you're getting there and then something else happens. 

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    This happened to me and it was infected. I wound up in the hospital with iv drugs. Don't wait too long for a call back. Go to emergency soon as an infection here can lead to all kinds of complications including sepsis.

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    I had a tiny spot that wasn't healing right at the top of the scar and eventually a stitch stuck out of it, which they removed when I went for my six weeks check, but there's still a tiny scabby looking bit there.  I keep wondering when it will finally heal!  But it's not red or anything.  Is yours red - it sounds as though it might be if you're describing it as looking like a boil?  In which case I'd be checking with the hospital asap.  I imagined that this sort of thing happened a long time before 14 weeks - but perhaps it doesn't?

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    I had a tiny little spot with a little pus in it. Everyone said probably a stitch and it healed and is gone now. It was tiny.
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    Elaine let us know. Hope it's no big deal! I know what you mean...everything going pretty well and then a bump in the road. As they say "it's a long process"! ??🙏

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    Could be an internal stitch causing some irritation. If so one of the medical people can work it out. Let them mess with so you do nothing to cause a y kind of infection
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