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Do you always notice the stitches falling out? Do you always notice the stitches falling out?

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Unread 12-12-2000, 09:24 PM
Do you always notice the stitches falling out?

I had a TAH/BSO on 11/15 and have not noticed anything that looks like stitches coming out. Do you still have them coming out with a TAH?
I'm worried that maybe I'm missing something important, I certainly don't want to have the dr look in there in a couple of weeks and start pulling on strings. I have visions of a sweater unraveling

Today was a good day, I take them one day at a time!

Sue the popsicle with hot flashes from the frozen tundra of Michigan
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Unread 12-12-2000, 09:39 PM
Do you always notice the stitches falling out?

Hi Sue,

No need to worry about this...some sisters don't see stitches come out and others do. If you had a good day today, then you TRULY have missed nothing important!

By the way, your tundra has extended southward to St. Louis this week...Brrrr!!

My very best to you...

Unread 12-12-2000, 10:40 PM
Do you always notice the stitches falling out?

Hi Sue,
I wouldnt worry about not seeing stitches coming out!
I never even thought of it. A very minor thing. But i did like your sweater unraveling vision. Gave me a chuckle.
Glad to hear your day was good today. May tomorrow be even better.
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Unread 12-13-2000, 06:56 AM
Do you always notice the stitches falling out?

Hi Sue,

I also had a TAH on November 15. I was on my period when I had the surgery and for a couple of days after while I was in the hospital I had some bleeding when I pee'd, bt since then I have had no discharge at all and I kind of wondered the same thing...ARE the stitches dissolving yet? And will I know when they do? Anyone?
Unread 12-13-2000, 07:33 AM
Do you always notice the stitches falling out?

I had a TVH on 11/15 and have spotted since and still am. Have not seen any signs of stitches. Not sure if spotting is the stiches dissolving or not. But hoping it is. Don't see my dr. until 1/4 to find out and he is out of office until then for holidays.
Unread 12-13-2000, 08:22 AM
stitches coming out!

My doctor told me it takes a month and there should be some spotting. I had my TAH on dec.1 and i have'nt had anything matter of fact my last period was in nov. yaaaa!! But i truly don't care if i ever see blood again Would'nt worry about it
Unread 12-13-2000, 08:36 AM
Do you always notice the stitches falling out?

Hi Sue,

Had my TAH on Nov. 20th. I too am curious as to how I will know. My Dr. also said there may heavier discharge and slight amount of spotting, but I seam to recall a post that said sometime there are twinges at this time?
I am also in MI (Grand Rapids area)Yeah, it's cold outside, nice blizzard the other night! Too bad were not allowed to shovel snow huh? lol.
[Edited by anitac on 12-13-2000]
Unread 12-13-2000, 08:52 AM
Do you always notice the stitches falling out?

Hi Sisters,

Everyone's surgery is a little different depending on just what needed to be done inside, how many stitches needed, etc. The only way to know for sure that stitches are dissolving are for a Dr. to check in an internal exam, and those would just be the ones for the vaginal cuff. Women with TAHs may pass part of these sutures but, then again, may not. I never got the spotting that LuckyLady's Dr. spoke of.

What I'm saying is that this really doesn't need to be a big concern, especially if you can't know anyway. What's important here, I think, is to remember that the initial recuperation is 6-8 weeks, and stitches will be dissolving during this time. As they dissolve, and anesthesia leaves the body, you may feel more discomfort, so be planning to take it easy and rest for the duration of this time.

Hugs to all...



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