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Unread 01-12-2005, 11:02 AM
Bacterial Infection from internal stitches

Hi! Has anyone else had a problem with bacterial infections from lingering stitches? I am almost 3 months post op and for the past month and a half I have had recurrent infections. The doc said it's most likely due to a stitch that's still there.

Also, are there two kinds of stithces? I had one come out that was about an inch long and about the width of a Tampax brand tampon string and another that was like fishing line but much harder! Ouch! No wonder things have been sore in there! hehe
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Unread 01-12-2005, 11:11 AM
Bacterial Infection from internal stitches


What type of infections have you been getting. I am 12 weeks post op and have been continuously getting yeast infections. Since the middle of December I have taken 6 treatments for yeast. I am going out of my mind. Please let me know?


Unread 01-12-2005, 11:36 AM
Bacterial Infection from internal stitches

I'm not sure about the infections, but I think there are different kinds of stitches. My surgical report mentions several different things that I assume are different types of stitches. They are:

#1 chromic ligatures
#1 chromic Heaney transfixing ligatures
#1 chromic angle sutures
running 0 chromic ligature
2-0 chromic ligatures
running 0 Vicryl
subcuticular 3-0 Vicryl

They were used on areas such as arteries, ligaments, vaginal cuff, muscles, skin, etc. I found the surgical report to contain loads of information about specifically what happened during surgery. Now, I don't have a clue about all those stitches listed, but there must be MANY different kinds.

Maybe someone in the medical field could shed some light on it.
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Unread 01-12-2005, 12:02 PM
Bacterial Infection from internal stitches

I've had bacterial infections, then yeast, then bacterial, then yeast..... :hair It is enough to drive a person crazy and of course my boyfriend thinks I'm a walking medical problem since I am supposed to feel great after surgery! haha
I'm super sensitive, anyway, and have problems with infection/irritation, but this is much worse. I wonder if hormone shifts have anything to do with it. I kept my ovaries but from what I understand, they kind of freak out for a while.

I'm hoping it was the PROBLEM stitch that worked it's way out last night, it was different from the first......
Unread 01-12-2005, 12:12 PM
Bacterial Infection from internal stitches

I am beginning to think that I am allergic to my DH sperm. It seems like after every time we have sex, I develop a yeast infection the next day. Does anyone else experience this?

Unread 01-12-2005, 12:19 PM
Bacterial Infection from internal stitches

Does a bacterial infection "feel" different than a yeast ? I ask as I'm a bit over 8 wks and have problems w/ what I think is yeast. I go to the Dr this upcoming Tues and have already taken Difulcan...but doesn't seem to help much. I'm curious about send me a PM if you can't go into detail here. I've NEVER been one to have yeast or any type of infection before...but now they seem to be in style with me.
Unread 01-12-2005, 12:20 PM
Bacterial Infection from internal stitches

I'm the same way! It's very discouraging and I get so sick of either calling the doctor for something or running to buy Monistat. I used to think it was my ex husband, now it's the same with my boyfriend. I think it is just the friction that causes irritation and in sensitive people it leads to infection. That's just my guess. My doctor tested me for EVERYTHING despite me saying that I hadn't "slept around". It's been a mess and it's embarrassing! l
Unread 01-12-2005, 12:22 PM
Bacterial Infection from internal stitches

I'm wondering if it's due to all the " traffic" in and out of there during the surgery! That area is usually pretty quiet and dark and it's own world...then wham! here comes all the instruments, stitches, etc. But...I'm getting a bit stressed with this.
Unread 01-12-2005, 12:22 PM
Bacterial Infection from internal stitches

It is different, bacterial burns more than yeast, can sometimes have a "fishy" odor and a different discharge. It seems to cause a lot of "moisture" down there... kind of like you are sweating a lot.
Unread 01-12-2005, 12:24 PM
Bacterial Infection from internal stitches

Maybe I'm dealing with bacterial then. No smelly smell that I've noticed. It does burn and feel all swollen and " poochy" when I walk a lot....which I do. I had a TVH in early Nov and I see your a bit earlier than that. I shall ask Dear ol' Doc about a bacterial. Thanks

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