2 months post op sharp stitch coming through skin

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Around 2 months post op pelvic floor rebuild all round still can see bulge inside so still no real opening tried sex tight not great but now I have what feels like a sharp bit of plastic coming through the skin it looks like a fish bone so nylon stitch I thought they was all dissolvable will this go or am I going to have to have it cut out advice please very sharp can't were wear jeans

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    Your stitches are dissolving but they can take up to 14 weeks to go completely so what you feel will be a stitch. If it's a problem make an appointment with one of the practice nurses at your GP surgery because it may need to be snipped but do don't try and do yourself, you could cause an infection.

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      Hi thank you for your answer I didn't think this type of nylon thick stitch was dissolvable it feels really thick sticking out about a few.mm and just under the skin I can also feel like hard limbs like two lines that must be a line of stitch under the skin feel a bit better now you have said they will go in time but I think I will have to get the bit sticking out cut as jabbing me lol

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      If it was a non dissolving stitch you would have had more problems much sooner such as an infection. All the stitches used dissolve but if they weren't you would have had to see a nurse to have them removed after about a week. The stitch you feel is one of the stronger type that do take longer to dissolve. They are needed to hold everything in place and they are meant to take longer to dissolve.

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      Yes I know what you mean it feels like fishing wire and is very uncomfortable! If in doubt, see your dr. I have to have further surgery as my prolapses came back 2.5 weeks after surgery, v daunting but at least I'll know what to expect next time! Take care xx

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      Yes that's right fishing wire lol and 2.5 weeks your prolapse was back omg you poor thing I hope that is not what I can see inside me as it looks like another prolapse total covering my hole I have not seen a doc about it yet as was told could be swelling I had my op on 7th July

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    Hi Amanda, please don't worry this is perfectly normal. I had my op in May and the last of the stitches went about 2 weeks ago! The trouble with hospitals etc is that they don't tell you what to expect, thank goodness for this forum. Hope you feel better soon xx

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      Some hospitals are very good at telling patients what to expect, I know I've worked and had surgery in one. We just don't hear about the good ones because they have no need to access a forum like this one.

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