I think my stitches are coming out???

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I've just been for a wee and looked down as I wiped and there's a long string of stitch (still attached inside) but dangling out? It's about 2 inches long!!

There's always been what looks like a little ball of skin, with a looped stitch going through it.... That's still there but this long one is new! Should I be worried?

I've been bleeding since the op, worse since Thursday but I think it's a period! Could this be why?


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    Don't worry Laurajadey just leave things how they are. It will sort itself out. The blood flow could have helped it on it's way that's all.
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    Matron obviously knows what she is talking about way more than me but my consultant did say not to be alarmed if I felt the stitches or if they completely come away on a pad or knickers ! X
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    I rung the ward last night and the nurse told me to tug at the stitch and if it didn't come away, to ring back, well it didn't so they asked me to go in.

    I went in and the registra examined me and pulled out a couple of stray stitches.

    Today I've had yet more hanging out! She said in healing really well and it doesn't even look like I've had a prolapse, so they've done a good job.

    Just alarmed at how many are coming out and I only had the op two weeks ago!! X

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      They are coming away very early but perhaps you have really good healing skin. Have up to admit I wouldn't have given you the advice the nurse did but as I always say each hospital/consultant do things differently.
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    That's what I thought Matron!

    The registra took it upon herself to confront the nurse who told me to tug the stitch, she wasn't happy at all about the advice.

    I've just had another little look, it's hanging out about 4 inches so I'm going to trim it, it's pulling when I sit down - that would be ok won't it?


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