Stitches Are Still In The Form Of Threads?

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In the afternoon, I gave birth 1 month ago, during delivery the midwife said she only got one stitch but because of Post Partum hemorrhage a curette was done and the nurse there said that the stitches when I was giving birth were torn and stitched again but I didn’t know how many stitches when the control wasn’t done checking the stitches is only an examination by ultrasound and declared good after 1 month I checked myself it turns out the stitches are still in the form of threads and like detached? Does it have to be re-sewn or will it be reunited without having to be re-sewn? Thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Fifi,


Thank you for the question.

Need to be clarified, are there any complaints that you feel around your birth canal, for example pain, swelling, odor, abnormal vaginal discharge, bowel obstruction or disorders, sexual intercourse disorders, and so on?


Sutures in the postnatal perineum and curette will naturally heal within 1 to 4 weeks. The thread used for sewing the perineum area is generally the correct type which is absorbable, that is, it can be absorbed by the body itself, so there is no need to remove the stitches. Signs that the stitches in the perineum have healed can be observed from:

Inflammatory symptoms no longer appear, such as pain, swelling, vaginal discharge, or an unpleasant odor
You do not experience problems with urination or sexual relations

The threads that appear on your perineal suture, already accompanied by healing signs as above, really do not need to worry. By itself, this thread will later be absorbed or released without the body causing serious complications. However, if there are still signs of inflammation, or if you experience problems during urination and sexual intercourse, there is nothing wrong if you do a re-examination to the doctor or obstetrician to be handled properly.


As a preliminary treatment, you just need to get plenty of rest first, don't walk or run too much, always use clean underwear, clean your genitals well every time you take a shower and have a bowel movement, and don't have excessive sex before your stitches are completely healed.


Hope this helps ...

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