Stitches falling out/dissolving? | Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy) | HysterSisters
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Hysterectomy Support Posts > Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)

With free registration, you can ask and answer questions in our HYSTERECTOMY forum community, get our FREE BOOKLET, access Hysterectomy Checkpoints and more.

You are not alone. The HysterSisters are here for you. Join us today!
join HysterSisters for hysterectomy resources and support

Stitches falling out/dissolving? Stitches falling out/dissolving?

Thread Tools
Unread 09-23-2005, 12:16 PM
Stitches falling out/dissolving?

I have read about people noticing that they are "losing their stitches." I am 3 wks post-LAVH and am wondering if I will notice losing the stitches in my vaginal cuff? What will I experience and when? I assume that is a good sign!
Sponsored Links
Unread 09-23-2005, 12:32 PM
Stitches falling out/dissolving?

i am just over 7 weeks and i never noticed any of my stitches coming out, and believe me i was looking. probably tmi but sometimes i did notice pieces of something and it wasnt the stitches if you know what i are ya feeling?
Unread 09-23-2005, 12:49 PM
Stitches falling out/dissolving?

I just heard about stitches falling out yesterday from a previous thread.

I guess it could happen at about 5 weeks. People have noticed them.

I was told not to freak out.
Sponsored Links
Unread 09-23-2005, 01:00 PM
Stitches falling out/dissolving?

I did notice stitches falling out around week 5. Sometimes they would be preceeded by a drop of blood or I would have some spotting afterwards. The one I saw was around week 7. Mine were white. Some women don't see any though.
Unread 09-23-2005, 01:14 PM
Stitches falling out/dissolving?

Thanks, ladies! Clinique_diva, I feel great. I do have some swelly belly after a long day and in a wierd line across my bikini area (guessing that is vaginal cuff??), and it's mildly sore to lean my belly against the counter putting on my make-up in the morning, but I feel sooo good! It's wierd because sometimes I feel as if I am having "contractions" lol! in my abdomen, and I have noticed how much less tighter my belly is looking since my surgery, so I wonder if it isn't just the healing of whatever was done?

I appreciate your responses ladies. I just wanted to be prepared and not have a big freak-out!
Unread 09-23-2005, 04:45 PM
Stitches falling out/dissolving?

I'm not sure but my understanding is the vaginal cuff is where the cervix is removed and sewed shut (I have difficulty visually this in relation to my incision). I had a TAH so my doctor said that all of my stitches were internal I wouldn't see any. I also understand that if the surgery was vaginal you may have external stitches that will come out.
Unread 09-23-2005, 08:28 PM
Stitches falling out/dissolving?

I am going to be 6 weeks post-op on Monday and I have noticed stitches being passed all this week (week 5). I notice them on the TP when I wipe. They are small, a little darker than white and they look like fishing line. About 3 1/2 weeks, after 2 days of cramping and bleeding I had a big tissue like thing come out that was wrapped in the fishing line. My doctor said that was fine and I shouldn't worry (I had called in a panic thinking I lost something I shouldn't have LOL).
Unread 09-24-2005, 06:13 PM
Incision Not Healing

I had a total hysterectomy on 8/22/05 with a belly incision. I have a one inch place on my incision that is Not healing. I am about 6 weeks out now and this is a concern. My doctor seems to think there is no infection and is telling me to just keep it dry. I have been keeping it dry, But it is still seeping and even bleeding sometimes. Has anyone else had this problem? Is this normal?
Unread 09-24-2005, 06:30 PM
Stitches falling out/dissolving?

I'm with you Shortstop I have a heck of a time envisioning where everything is in there now, and it makes me feel so dumb because I really pride myself on knowing my body inside and out!
Unread 09-24-2005, 08:51 PM
Stitches falling out/dissolving?

Be glad you don't have stitches pulling apart, that happened to me at 4 weeks and I got to sticks of silver nitrate put on the incision OUCH.
Talk about some pain in the ****....

Our Free Booklet
What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy: Information, helpful hints as you prepare and recover from hysterectomy.
Answers to your questions

Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
From This Forum From Other Forums
3 Replies, Last Reply 09-17-2010, Started By Ladybug9805
1 Reply, Last Reply 12-23-2006, Started By chillijava
9 Replies, Last Reply 10-14-2006, Started By CatsandBooks
2 Replies, Last Reply 08-30-2006, Started By Tina800
11 Replies, Last Reply 05-10-2006, Started By chatcat1
2 Replies, Last Reply 12-05-2005, Started By fanny109
8 Replies, Last Reply 02-23-2005, Started By steffks
3 Replies, Last Reply 11-09-2004, Started By joystokes
7 Replies, Last Reply 10-25-2004, Started By ninam
3 Replies, Last Reply 08-11-2004, Started By Marilan24fan
2 Replies, Last Reply 10-25-2003, Started By lilorca2
1 Reply, Last Reply 07-16-2003, Started By positiveenergy
2 Replies, Last Reply 03-30-2003, Started By pseudo_kitten
4 Replies, Last Reply 01-13-2003, Started By nevada67
2 Replies, Last Reply 09-26-2002, Started By AnneMA
1 Reply, Last Reply 09-03-2002, Started By BDPurkey
6 Replies, Last Reply 01-08-2002, Started By Angel101
1 Reply, Last Reply 12-11-2001, Started By slb
10 Replies, Last Reply 11-21-2001, Started By RobinS
9 Replies, Last Reply 02-14-2001, Started By Shanna


Hysterectomy News

October 22,2017


HysterSisters Takes On Partner To Manage Continued Growth And Longevity
I have news that is wonderful and exciting! This week’s migration wasn’t a typical migration - from one set ... News Archive


Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays

Request Information

I am a HysterSister


Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours


Your Hysterectomy Date

CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing  

$vbulletin->featuredvideos is not an array!