7 weeks post op and finding stitches......

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Hi

i am almost 7 weeks post op and yesterday and this morning I have noticed a few stitches on my pad.

Feel fine and recovery going well (considering) so am I right in assuming these are a sign that things are healing? And is this the usual time you would start to see the stitches come away?

Thanks xx

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  • Posted

    Sounds like you're healing very well to me jill. It's perfectly normal to see them and don't be surprised if some more don't appear. You see stitches anytime from 3-16 weeks usually.
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    • Posted

      Thanks of this post Matron, mine starting to come away I am 5 weeks tomorrow and I was going to ask. Don't need to now. Still appreciate any advise on what we can lift and how? 
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      No lifting yet tilley as you're only 5 weeks, well not anything heavy anyway. Just the weight of a kettle full of water at this stage then around 6-8 weeks gradually increase. If you feel a "dragging" sensation in the vulva area then you know it's too heavy. 
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      Not really worried , but is it normal to have a slight smell from vagina. Feel very well in myself and no sign of a temperature, so think this is unlikely to be an infection.
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      Hi Matron, that is really helpful. Odd eh? how advise differs I was told by my specialist I could lift and do light housework including picking stuff up and light gardening at 4 weeks. We discussed my grandson and he just agreed that I should try to avoid lifting him.At 5-6 weeks I could strat back doing vaccuming and shopping etc. Got a great recovery chart from Rosiepix which differs again and is possible more realistic than the guidlines I was given.

      I am avoiding heavy lifting but it is not always possible. I have the dragging feeling you mention started yesterday so resting up. Hopefully no damage done but my grandson fell and I instictively caught him. Didn't fel anything pull but few long stitches found the next day and heavy ache so resting up. 

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    Thanks for posting this question Jill, saved me trouble, All the best
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