Causes Of Open Circumcision Stitches?
at night, I’m 22 years old, I was circumcised on January 2, 2018 yesterday with the laser method, initially there was a fairly large swelling, after 2 weeks I realized that my circumcision stitches came off, and just stitched again on January 22, Monday, January 25, doctor I checked again, it turned out that the circumcision stitches were open again, and the doctor who treated me said they had to sew again for the 3rd time. when sewing the second time the condition is still a little swollen.rWhat I want to ask is is it okay to have the circumcision wound sewn up for the 3rd time?rnAnd how come the second stitch can be opened again?rwhy can the wound be back close? The stitches are open about 3cm and the length is half the circumference of the penis. Please help.
Thank you for your question
You must understand that the purpose of suturing the circumcision wound area is to facilitate the process of gluing or the growth of new tissue between the wound or skin that is sutured, so that later the wound will be united and there will be no holes or unwanted gaps in the suture area. If the circumcision sutures are removed before the two sides of the wound are fused together, then it must be re-stitched so that the wound healing process and wound union can occur properly. If the treatment of the circumcision scar is not good, for example the bandage is not changed or dirty, medicines for wound care are not used in the right way, urine that often drips on the wound area, and many other factors that occur, the wound becomes take a long time to heal or coalesce and can cause the stitches to dislodge. Circumcision wounds that have open stitches and look wet are most likely to have an infection, which is also characterized by redness, swelling, heat and pain in the area around the wound, visible pus, and a foul smell in the wound. If there is a condition like this, then this could be the cause of your circumcision stitches always coming off. In this condition, wound care and wound cleansing must be carried out from damaged skin and flesh tissue so that healing can occur. If it leaves a gap as you described, it must be re-stitched. Of course, the doctor has considered that your circumcision stitches must be re-done, so that this suturing is actually safe to do, as long as it is carried out by expert health personnel and carried out according to the procedure and the sterility of the procedure is well maintained. The wound will close if you carry out regular wound care and suturing is done properly.
So my advice, you should control the circumcision stitches and carry out regular wound care to health workers. In addition you also have to follow the instructions given properly, if it is recommended to take antibiotics, then follow these recommendations and the same with other recommendations.
Hope this answer helps you.
dr. Aldy Valentino