Stitch

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I can feel a stitch just inside which digs Into me at times especially when I walk . I'm 4 weeks post op, I hope it comes out soon as I'd be much more comfortable 😖

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    Hi rosiepixit I am 5 weeks post op and have the same feeling something sharp inside when I walk and sometimes I can feel it when I sit have had it for past few days not lst many stitches yet 
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    Hello Rosiepix. If it's still there after the Bank Holiday weekend ask one of the nurses in your GP surgery to remove it. It will only take 2 minutes x
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      Thanks Matron

      I'll ask but not sure I'll get anywhere going by my past experience x

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      Oh sorry I forgot. You could always go to one of the walk in centres I suppose x
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      Thank you X I have my appointment with the gynae urologist nurse on 13th so if I get no joy I'll have to wait til then. I'm assuming the stitches are soluble as no one advised me to have them removed x
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      Yes they dissolve but every now and then you get a stubborn one that just won't fall out. I've removed several on ladies who have come back up to the ward worried because they could feel a stitch causing discomfort. Those were the days of course when we looked after ladies even after discharge x
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      I'll be 5 weeks post op on Tuesday so maybe I'm being impatient , thanks for the info xx
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      Hi Rosie pix,

      I too had a loose end of a stitch jagging me at posterior end (not internal), not sure if I should have but went ahead and put some germoline on it, it did soften the end up and not so uncomfortable. Blasted the area in the shower, that was last week but that particular bit occasionally spot bleeds when I over do things. Impossible to get app tents at GP surgery on short notice.

      Phyl xx

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      Sometimes appointments with one of the practice nurses are much easier to book phyllis. Sutures that refuse to dissolve are fairly common unfortunately. 
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