Why has my old surgery scar suddenly get inflamed, red and swollen/bumpy?

I had a surgery some 5 years ago. Cut was about 1 inch in length. Suture wires were used to close the cut. Surgeon eventually took them off one week after the surgery

Something strange happened right now. The area got red AND the cut itself + the little marks where the suture wires entered the skin 5 years ago, are HUGE now. Those skin traumas got inflamed and are swollen, but I have no idea. Is this an infection, suture wires left overs?

I took some pics in case the swell goes away to show it to the doc, but I am curios to know what this might be and put my mind at ease...


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