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Unread 12-02-2002, 04:18 AM
Stitch Abscess ???

Hey girls!! Has anyone ever heard of anyone having what they call a stitch abscess or a stitch infection?(both same thing) I caught one at 3 weeks post op..I am now 6 weeks post op and I am just finishing treatment for treatment I mean I had to go every 2 days to the doc so he can keep an eye on it and drain it as well with gauses and silvernitrate....I know sounds like fun..NOT!! Anyway I hear that this happens because of the thread they use called vycril..they say it is a good strong thread but it affects some people..that being my case..anyway please let me know if you know of someone or if you yourselves have had anything like this..ok..Thanks girls..

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Unread 12-02-2002, 05:30 AM
Stitch Abscess ???

Hi Audi,

I have a similar experience to yours. I had a TAH RSO on 9/11 and developed a seroma (huge one) because my body rejected the internal sutures. I was being seen by the visiting nurse everyday for wound care. Then before that was resolved, I herniated and had to have that repaired on 10/16. I now have a large abcess, seromas, and have 8 open wounds on my abdomen that the nurses irrigate, debride and pack everyday. We are now up to 5 yards of packing everyday for thise wounds. These sutures disolve over 90 days they tell me.

I am glad they are not using silver nitrate on mine - ouchie - that must be unpleasant. I can sympathize with you, this is not fun for sure. I will pray that you heal soon and feel back to normal.
Unread 12-02-2002, 07:45 AM
Stitch Abscess ???

Hi , two of my staples got infected . My dr treated them with the silver nitrate, I agree that it's not much fun. It took about 2 weeks to clear up completely. Good luck , keep us posted on how you're doing. s
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Unread 12-02-2002, 11:32 AM
Finally someone who understands!!

Ajemian thanks for telling me your story..I sincerely appreciated it..I have posted this question before.. except that before I didn't have a name to go with what I had been going through and now I do..
I am so sorry to hear about what you went through..and yes you are lucky you were spared the silvernitrate sticks..LOL..I can laugh about it now but for 3 weeks I was not laughing but sometimes crying instead..
Thanks again for making me feel like I wasn't alone..
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Unread 12-02-2002, 11:39 AM
Thanks for your sweet concern!

Hi Jeanus! I couldn't agree more about the silvernitrate..I have heard of staples getting mom's friend strictly asked that when she have her hyster done that she did not want staples since she had a similar problem to yours previously..I am doing ok and just came back from my 6 week post op appt. and he even gave me the go ahead to go back to work next week..
Thanks again for caring..It has been a long recovery road but I am physically feeling so much better..Bye for now!

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