Black Thread Appears On The Surgery Scar?
, my husband had an operation during high school about five years ago, but I saw there was a black thread that still stuck to the scar, was the thread dangerous or not? Should it be removed or should it be left alone?
Hello, good evening Sri.
What operation are you referring to? Is your husband currently showing signs of infection such as fever, festering stitch marks, swelling, redness, and pain?
The sewing thread used in an operation can be either an outer thread or an inner thread that can be absorbed by the body (or is often called the thread that will become "flesh" by the layman) depending on the type of action / operation performed. The outer thread requires removal because it cannot be absorbed by the body and if left alone without removal / removal it can cause an infectious reaction, but in some conditions where the wound is dry and heals well, this thread can come off by itself and does not require removal. Unlike the outer thread, the inner thread will be absorbed by the body so there is no need for lifting.
We cannot say with certainty what looks like sewing thread, whether it is dangerous or not, and whether or not it is a thread without firsthand checking. Therefore, we suggest that your husband does a direct examination of the doctor in order to get a definite answer. If it turns out that the object is indeed a thread and is a deep thread, and your husband does not experience any symptoms of infection (fever, purulent sores, swelling, redness, and pain), then it is not dangerous and can be left alone without having to be removed.
So, hopefully it can be understood.
Greetings, dr. Denisa