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Suture material post c-section - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Women's Health
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User :   Hi i had my daughter 6 moths ago by c-section and after concerns about the way my stitches were 'removed' there was an investigation. The midwife had just cut both ends of the stitching and said they were dissolvable. I was also told after the investigation the same thing. However i have had a scab on my scar that has never gone away and tonight i saw that teh scab had come away and revealed the stitch which i pulled out. I t ran the lengh of my scar and was a blue, thick, plastic stich.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   let me read
User :   Can you advise me as to what to do next and whether my stitches were dissolvable or not?
Doctor :   could you pull out the entire lenght
User :   yes
Doctor :   the suture take 180 days to dissolve depending on the type
User :   ok thanks
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