Postpartum Sutures Are Normal?

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Hi sya tuti, I want to ask nI gave birth normally for 3 weeks by getting 5 stitches nAfter this morning after bathing, I saw my jigger which was close to the anus visible threads, aoah my stitches opened if I removed the threads nBut when the stitches were on top of it has started to become meat nWould you drop the betadin, can it be tight again

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Hi Ntii,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

The threads that are commonly used for suturing perineal wounds are generally absorbable threads. If treated properly, the sutures in the perineal scar after vaginal delivery will normally close and the sutures will be self-absorbed into the body within 1 to 2 weeks. This difference in healing time can be influenced by a variety of factors, including from the wound care performed, the area of ​​the wound and stitches, nutritional status, activities performed, treatment undertaken, and also a history of other diseases that may be suffered

It seems that the sutures in the perineal scar that you mentioned could be normal due to some of the threads that have not been successfully absorbed by the body. This does not necessarily mean that your wound has failed to close. If this condition does not appear accompanied by other complaints, for example pain or abnormal discharge from the scar, then it is likely that your condition is not dangerous.

However, if besides the thread it seems that you feel other complaints as mentioned above, then this could be due to obstruction of the healing process, for example due to infection, or other causes. You should not rush to apply antiseptic solutions (including povidone iodine) to your scars to avoid the risk of irritation. You can get your complaint checked directly to a gynecologist so that you can provide the best treatment.

Currently, the most important thing is that you always keep your reproductive organs clean, which is to regularly rinse them with clean water and then dry them using a clean towel. Avoid pulling the threads that appear or touching the stitch marks excessively with unclean hands. Do not forget to breastfeed your baby exclusively to help speed up the recovery of the reproductive organs after childbirth.

Hope this helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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