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internal stitches - do I know when they have dissolved? internal stitches - do I know when they have dissolved?

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Unread 08-29-2004, 07:09 AM
internal stitches - do I know when they have dissolved?

Hello, I have been visiting this wonderful website pre-op and now post-op, many thanks to all for advice and reassurances!! I am now almost 5wks post op (27/07/04) having had a vaginal hysterectomy (leaving ovaries), and recovering very well so far!

I was wondering about the internal stitches used for vaginal hysterectomy, would I know by now if they have come out/dissolved?- I have had dissolvable stitches in the past (non-gyne related) and found that they caused irritations such as itching etc, and I had to have them removed by a doctor. I am experiencing internal itching and discomfort at the moment , and have not noticed any stitches falling out yet. Has anyone experienced problems with their internal stitches?

Thankyou for any advice!
best wishes to everyone on your recovery!
sew
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Unread 08-29-2004, 10:49 AM
internal stitches - do I know when they have dissolved?

Hi,
I was checked by my doctor a couple of times after surgery, each time she could see the stitches. During my six week check she observed one stitch still hanging on. She told me I would probably notice a purple string when I wiped after using the toilet.
Well, she was right, I guess the other stitches disolved.
DeeDee
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Unread 08-29-2004, 12:28 PM
internal stitches - do I know when they have dissolved?

My doc told me that my small amounts of bleeding about 1-2 weeks ago were my stitches dissolving.
They told me that is normal to happen when the stitches begin to dissolve...maybe something you can watch for to know they are dissolving.

Rhonda
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