Can Coughing Cause A Loose Stitch?
Tonight doctor, before I coughed since before giving birth (37 weeks of pregnancy) until after giving birth, my question is whether my cough can cause normal postpartum sutures to be released? because my cough was quite long and was worried when I regained control of the stitches and had to be re-stitched
Good evening Diniws, thank you for asking on the HealthReplies.com forum.
Coughing is a response of the body to try to expel germs or phlegm contained in the respiratory tract. Normally, this cough response can cause an increase in pressure in the abdomen, not on the vagina or genital lips, so that in general the possibility of the release of postpartum sutures due to coughing is very small, especially if the cough symptoms that occur are not too hard and only occur occasionally. However, even though the likelihood of releasing the thread due to coughing is very small, you are still encouraged to do further examination to the doctor regarding the coughing complaints that you are experiencing for treatment because these complaints can be transmitted to your newborn child.
For now, don't worry too much about your coughing condition, which will affect your postnatal suture wounds, because poor wound care such as a thump is too hard, using pants that are too tight, does not maintain the cleanliness of the female area or have sexual relations, more can increases the risk of removing the stitches. Therefore, it is highly recommended to avoid these things, and take good care such as:
Change pads regularly, and make sure to use clean, new pads every time you change
Sit slowly and carefully, can be helped by using a pillow
Keep your seams always dry after bathing, urinating, and defecating
Consumption of foods that are high in fiber
Perform more rapid control of the doctor or midwife if abnormal complaints arise such as pain that is getting worse, bleeding or pus appearing on the scar
I hope this helps.