Surgical Threads Appear On The Surface Of The Skin?
I want to ask about my post-operative injury … I had a cyst removed in my left breast 11 days ago. When I was in control 3 days ago, my wound was declared dry and allowed to shower, exposed to water. Only today did I realize that a small sewing thread had come out of my stitches a little, but the wound was dry and didn’t hurt. What should I do? Is that dangerous? Do you have to pull the thread? When I control it does not need to lift the stitches, so it seems the thread is used, which can melt with body tissue. Thank you in advance
Good evening, thanks for the question
If the thread from the operation in question appears on the surface of the skin, it should really need to be removed. It is possible that the thread is a knot under the skin. At present it may not cause significant symptoms, but in the future it has the potential to become a source of infection, release fluid, and cause persistent pain. Make further consultations with your doctor to be able to do a direct examination. If it is deemed necessary to revoke the procedure can be done quickly by a doctor in a health facility. Therefore, do not hesitate to check this condition with your doctor.
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