Can Postpartum Stitches Come Off?
Hello, I want to ask, 2 weeks ago I gave birth to my first child with a normal birth and thank God I only got 1 stitch, the problem is I wonder if the meat thread can come loose or become flesh directly? Because 4 days after the birth of the thread was released. Is the stitching together so why is it loose or is it because it’s loose? Please answer the doctrine of thanks
Hello Nurhasanah, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
The healing process after a tear in the birth canal takes more than 4 days to re-merge to resemble the previous condition. The duration itself depends on how deep the wound is, what part of the tear it is and how you treat the wound.
If on the 4th day after the suturing the thread is removed, it is advisable to re-check the condition of your wound to where you got the suture or to the doctor, because on the 4th day the wound has not completely closed and there is a risk of re-tearing if it is not treated with well. Therefore, the answer to your question is that the thread did come off prematurely and not because your wound has healed completely, so this condition requires a re-examination to assess whether your wound requires a suture or not.
Therefore, the best advice for you now is to re-examine your wound to the place where you are suturing or to see a doctor, so that if you need repairs, you can do it immediately. In addition, you are still advised to always keep the area of your feminine hygiene especially the wound of stitches to prevent infection so that wound healing can occur completely. It is also advisable not to have intercourse until 40 days after childbirth has passed.
I hope this helps.