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Unread 03-15-2008, 04:30 AM
Torn posterior external stitches

I was VERY careful. I laid in bed, followed the rules. About day 5 days post op, I got a nasty stomach bug and threw up for 6-7 hours about every 15 mins. I think that's when it happened. I felt the tightness ease and it just FELT open. I went to the dr. a week later and he said the external, superficial stitches had opened on the exterior skin right below my vaginal opening and about 1" about my anus. It looks nasty.

There is a small stitch that held where the skin grew together immediately at the bottom of the vagina where the outter lips meet. Then a crater below that...then skin then my anus. It's awful looking. Apparently, he can't fix it for a few months, he says. I have to keep it clean and put vaseline on it before I urinate and Estrogen cream every other day. Has this happened to anyone else?

This dr. told me bowel movements weren't a problem and I shouldn't be having pain with them. It was pain the first week and a half and now just discomfort. I still don't look forward to them. I had posterior repair work done but he said I absolutely should have had no issues with bowel movements. I'm baffled.
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Unread 03-15-2008, 06:24 PM
Torn posterior external stitches

blondie -

I'm so sorry your having this complication. I did not share the same one ,but had some serious post op complications too. I know how awful It is. hang in there!

i hope someone who is more familiar with your problem will come along soon.



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