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Plastic stitches sticking out of incision, HELP! Plastic stitches sticking out of incision, HELP!

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Unread 05-16-2006, 10:45 AM
Plastic stitches sticking out of incision, HELP!

Hi all!

I had a TAH in December. 2 weeks ago today I had laparoscopy --- my surgeon removed an ovarian remnant, a huge cyst that was growing from it and all of the endometriosis he saw while he was in there.

I have 4 incisions, the two biggest ones are on either side of my lower abdomen. Yesterday the scabs fell off only to reveal that there are plastic stitches sticking up about 1/4" from both sites! It's like hard fishing wire.

My question is: Do I have to go to the doc to get these clipped off? Is this normal?

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Unread 05-16-2006, 11:42 AM
Plastic stitches sticking out of incision, HELP!

Hi Annette It's best to call the DR's office and ask. Some DRs will tell you to clip them off carefully yourself, but others want to check on you and do it themselves.

Unread 05-16-2006, 02:44 PM
Plastic stitches sticking out of incision, HELP!

Dear Annette,

I had some thread sticking out of one of my laparoscopic incisions and the doctor didn't do anything -- it just dissolved.
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Unread 05-16-2006, 08:44 PM
Plastic stitches sticking out of incision, HELP!

Hi Annette,
I went to see my MD yesterday (I'm 3 weeks post-op today!), I had some pieces of stitch sticking out of the right side of my incision. I told him that they felt scratchy and hard so he snipped them off for me. Give your MD a call, he'll likely do the same.
Unread 05-17-2006, 08:04 AM
Plastic stitches sticking out of incision, HELP!

Thanks, ladies!! I'm going in tomorrow to have them snipped by the doc. Luckily none of the incision sites look infected. Now if only the pain from the surgery would go away, I think I'd feel pretty decent... I have 2 weeks before I have to be back at work so wish me luck!!


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