I may developed keloid or hypertrophic scar, which do I have?

I had a big hard lump under my surgical incision four months after the surgery.

I had my metacarpal sugery on 28th April to fix my fifth finger. Now the wound has healed and my bone’s alignment is good on X-ray. However there is still that big, hard lump on my fifth knuckle, where the incision is. I am very worried and my surgeon suggest me to do scar message and come back to him in late Oct.

After searching online I realised I may developed keloid or hypertrophic scar. However I would like to figure out which is the one I have (their degree of harm are fundamentally different I guess).

I am 21 years old, male, Asian.

Thank you very much.

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Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi
its not a keloid. seems to be a hypertrophied scar,the picture is not that clear though. keloids are more dark in colour as compared to the surrounding normal skin. the one you have seems to be of the same color as surrounding skin. so,it seems more of hypertrophied scar

shw12
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shw12

HI
IT DOESNT SEEM TO BE EITHER. IT FEELS LIKE THE UNDERLYING FASCIA BENEATH THE SKIN HAS BEEN OVERGROWN DURING THE PROCESS OF HEALING.IT IS USUALLY NOT PERMANENT AND APPLYING OLIVE OIL DAILY MAY SETTLE IT DOWN

mrsshalini14
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mrsshalini14

hello there
from the picture, it does seem to be a keloid . it is in early stage and may undergo darker discolouration in few days. its better you consult a dermatologist as soon as possible and start appropriate medicines/ creams before it progresses to a larger size

Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

This is hypertrophic scar…
You can do deep friction massage..ultra sound with a physiotherapist …

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