C-Sec Stitches Question UPDATED

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  1. HideiLu

    HideiLu Well-Known Member

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    About a week ago, the right side of my scar started feeling very sore. OH had a look and thought the wound might have been ever so slightly open. I have had a look today and so did he and about 3 cm's of what we can only assume is stitch thread is sticking right out! :shock:

    I was never told I had to have any stitches out and just gathered they would be desolvable?! :? Any ideas anyone?!
     
  2. MakkaP

    MakkaP Well-Known Member

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    Hiya, I replied in a post about this the other day.

    I had my section 6 weeks ago and I am still sore and getting stitches cut out (8 yesterday). I had mentioned being sore to 2 midwives and it was shrugged off, eventually my scar was weeping and I have holes all along it (where I've had stitches cut out has healed perfectly but left big marks). The nurse yesterday said its very common yet not mentioned in hospital :think:
    She also said I'll probably need to go back another few times to get more removed, I've already been a couple of times :(
    This is my second section and I had no probs like this in my first.

    You should maybe go to your GP/nurse and get her to check it out, its probably very likely she'll have seen lots of scars like this

    xxx
     
  3. Becky

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    I had dis-solvable stitches and there was about 1cm of thread on each side sticking out for a couple of weeks. Eventually they fell off as the internal bit of thread disovled!

    If you have no pain etc there then I wouldn't worry but I would mention it to your MW/GP.
     
  4. Becky&Willow

    Becky&Willow Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    my section stiches were dissovable ones but i had a stich sticking out so went to see the nurse at my docs to get it snipped then i had no more problems apart from it got infected but that was due to my size and not resting. :wall:
     
  5. HideiLu

    HideiLu Well-Known Member

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    Thanks ladies. I shall pop along to my GP tomorrow then I guess just for him to take a peek xx
     
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    HideiLu Well-Known Member

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    UPDATE

    Have booked in with GP tomorrow afternoon (Soonest I could get) have just had a little peek, and noticed it is also weeping, I patted it with some ittuse and came away with red blood?!! I haven't done anything extra activy, just been watching TV?! :(
     
  7. MakkaP

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    Sounds like mine to be honest, about 5 days before the stitches show it weeps yellowy stuff, although it only looks this colour on gauze/tissue? not on skin and a little blood comes out it. Let us know how you get on hun

    xx
     
  8. MakkaP

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    How did you get on at the doc Lucie?

    xx
     

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