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Old 10-02-2007, 07:14 PM   #1
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My stitches are coming out!

Ok, I am 19 days post partum, and so far I have had 3 stitches come out. Two of them have just looked like strings but this last one that I just discovered was really long and still tied in a knot. It was purple too so I have no idea what kind of stitch that was. I have also noticed that each time one comes out, I have some pain and red blood. My regular post partum bleeding has slowing to watery brownish yellowish stuff. I have no idea how many stitches I have or had because I ended up having surgery after the birth for a hemotoma. Is this normal for them to just fall out like this? I thought they would dissolve. Should I call my doctor?

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Old 10-02-2007, 07:21 PM   #2
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Re: My stitches are coming out!

Hi there Megs..We delivered on the same day remember? I will tell you that this first time I pee'd at the hospital after delivery I felt a couple pops like I snapped a few stitches. I was afraid to mention it to the Dr. I haven't noticed anything since though and I've stopped bleeding quite some time ago. I think you should probably call the Dr. and let them know you don't want to get an infection. Take care of yourself !!

Old 10-03-2007, 12:12 PM   #3
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Re: My stitches are coming out!

Hey Megss ~ When I delivered my daughter, I also had a stich or two fall out on their own, and they were also purple. It is kind of frightening because I thought maybe I wouldn't heal properly. I'm sure you're fine as long as you're not in severe pain or experiencing bright red bleeding. Call your doc if you still feel uncomfortable know your body better than anyone. I too had no idea how many stiches I had because I refused to look!
Hope you're getting sleep!

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