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    Default Body spitting out stitches

    4 weeks ago, I had an emergency c-section.
    I am a first timer, so im totally clueless.
    I did some research, and apparently disovable stitches are commonly used. 🤷🏻‍♀️
    I don't think this is the case with me? Or is it?
    My wound has been infected for 2 weeks, (And seems to be at all the stitch points) I have had a course of antibiotics. My pain has been a bit better recently so today I was able to have an awkward look at my wound without a mirror. I can see stitches sticking out
    (And have been able to feel them for weeks as they rub on my clothes)
    And one stitch was even just laying there on my skin, about 1cm ish long. 🥺 so scary.
    The Dr I've seen didn't even really bother to take a good look... and just gave me a cream to apply. 🤷🏻‍♀️
    Im so confused...
    Am I meant to have these medically removed????
    The hospital didn't let me know what I am meant to do, and it didn't say on my discharge letter what to do?
    So I've googled post c section care.

    (Not the greatest hospital as they also lied on the discharge letter saying my babies first feed was a breastfeed, but they gave her a formula bottle without consenting me first. As I have previously posted about in my BFing issues.)

    I attached the best pic I could.
    Advice would be great. TIA xx 20191030_104529.jpg20191030_104608.jpg

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    I think you need to go back to a different doctor. Your GP perhaps? Can you access a Maternal Child Health nurse or midwife otherwise?

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    With both my c-sec. I had dissolvable stitches internally. My outer cut was one big long stitch that was removed on day 5 in 1 go. I also had glue with the outer stitch.

    Is it possible that they didn’t remove all of the outer stitch and this is some left over ?

    Either way I’d be going to see your OB/gp or midwife

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    Quote Originally Posted by babybeeno1 View Post
    With both my c-sec. I had dissolvable stitches internally. My outer cut was one big long stitch that was removed on day 5 in 1 go. I also had glue with the outer stitch.

    Is it possible that they didn’t remove all of the outer stitch and this is some left over ?

    Either way I’d be going to see your OB/gp or midwife
    oh gosh. I havent had anything removed, cause me, being clueless, just thought they were all disovable. 🤦🏻‍♀️

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    I e had two and none of my stitches needed removing, I had a tape over the scar for about 5 days then removed that and all the stitches were dissolvable, both ends of my scar looked like yours and the stitch popped out, and with my last one the stitches came apart in the middle but by that time it was too late to put on steri strips to help bring it back together. I would go and see another dr or your health nurse if she comes to visit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FourPlusOne View Post
    oh gosh. I havent had anything removed, cause me, being clueless, just thought they were all disovable. 🤦🏻‍♀️
    Generally speaking, stitches are dissolvable. Occasionally some doctors will use a prolene or “beaded” suture which is removed on day 5. This should be documented in your theatre notes. Can you go back to the hospital and get checked out? They will have access to all your records then and will know exactly what happened during your CS.

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