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4 weeks post op & I found a thread in my scar... 4 weeks post op & I found a thread in my scar...

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Unread 01-18-2008, 10:34 PM
4 weeks post op & I found a thread in my scar...

I had a LAVH 4 weeks ago & only had 2 small incisions. One by my hip & one just below my pubic hairline (phl). The one on my hip healed over 2 weeks ago but the one below the phl never looked completely healed. So today I carefully shaved the area thinking I may have an ingrown hair but it tured out to be a thread or small white fiber that is stuck in my scar. I tried to gently tweeze it out but it wouldn't budge. I called my GYN & her nurse called me back saying it must be a stitch but it doesn't look like any stitch I've ever seen. Anyway, I'm going in next Tuesday to see what she thinks but I'm wondering if I should document/photograph it for reference. What would you do?
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Unread 01-19-2008, 01:30 AM
4 weeks post op & I found a thread in my scar...

Is it kind of a think white little rope? I know that sounds kind of crazy, but it probaby is just a stitch. I have been sewn up many times and I had one in my knee one time that would not come out. It sounds just as you described in your story and after going to the dr, they did just as you attempted, got out the tweezers, so if you want to save yourself a trip to the dr, you may want to try it yourself. You may have to give it a little tug, butit will come out. Good luck!
Unread 01-19-2008, 11:16 AM
4 weeks post op & I found a thread in my scar...

My surgery was the day after yours. I also had a stitche sticking through and intially the incision was reddened. At my 3 week checkup, she said to clean it once a day with peroxide as my body was having a hard time dissolving the stitch which is why is was red. The redness went away, but I still had the stitch sticking through. More of it was sticking out yesterday so I took the scissors cleaned them and then snipped it, while putting a little tension on it. Hoping that the incision will now heal. I tried to just pull it, but it was still very attached to something. If you don't feel comfortable taking care of it yourself, it should be covered as part of your post op care.
Good luck and happy healing!
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Unread 01-19-2008, 02:51 PM
4 weeks post op & I found a thread in my scar...

My doc snipped threads just like this at 3 weeks however weeks later they popped back out a little. I couldn't get them out with tweezers initially, but just this week when I pulled they popped right out. No worries!

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