Stitches help

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Hey people, so I'm 15 days post posterior repair, I had an infection on day 5 which caused a couple of my vaginal stitches to pop due to a build up of fluid and have been told it will close by itself and I feel fine from that perspective...however, the very first stitch just inside is causing me a great deal of pain and irritation, (the two stitches following this are those that popped) could it be the stitch is coming away / dissolving as its should and catching / rubbing?? What can I do to ease this? Paracetamol isn't easing the pain and neither is diclofenac, I'm still on metronidazole and I've just finished taking co-amoxiclav so I don't think it's another infection...any ideas?

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    Oh that stitch is the worst one I found.

    Felt like a needle sticking in me.

    I sat on memory foam, and walked from the knees down, like a duck for a couple of weeks.

    You have my sympathies.

    I finally found that bending two sheets of thick toilet paper in half, and gingerly placing it at one side helped stop it prickling.

    I got through a lot of toilet rolls before it finally broke up an disappeared.

    It will go, really it will, but it's so sore, poor you :-(

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    The safest thing to do is make an appointment with the Practice Nurse at your GP surgery and see if she can snip the ends. On no account do that yourself, you're already recovering from an infection she will have the sterile equipment to deal with it.
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    Hi Lisa, I feel your pain I couldn't sit on my bottom till 4 week with the stiches, I tel you what helped me, i got a cotton pillow case and ice pops x3 rolled them in it laid on the bed twicea day put tem through my knickers, I bet your thinking why ice pops because they are thin and movable, it numbed the area.

    the bloody stiches pricked that much it was making me bleed.

    happy healing

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    You can safely take both paracetamol and diclofenac - that's what I did post op.
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