The Sewing Scar Thread Still Feels Lumpy?
Doctor, 3 weeks ago I had an incident and it required my lips to be stitched because they were torn. The ugd doctor stated that the thread did not need to be removed because it became flesh. But after 3 weeks and the scar has disappeared, something feels like a lump, and the sewing thread still looks like new thread, is that not a problem?
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. When the cut occurs and the tear or cut is wide enough, suturing is necessary to ensure the bleeding stops and the tissue returns to its original form. In sewing, there are two types of suture threads based on their absorbency, namely those that can be absorbed (absorbable) and non-absorbable (non-absorbable). Both threads have their respective advantages and disadvantages, and one is not better than the other because it depends. of the situation.
In your case, the wound on the lip is preferable to using absorbable threads, because if it is not absorbed, the thread has to be removed again and it will be very painful and torturous because there are many nerve endings on the lips. However, if it occurs on other skins, usually the outer layer still uses threads that are not absorbed because it is more durable.
Regarding your question, the time the sewing thread is absorbed varies depending on the material and type, but it can take 1 month or more. So that if you are only 3 weeks old, there is still a chance that the thread will be absorbed later. And when it is absorbed, the thread can come off on its own when you pull it lightly, because it absorbs slowly and doesn't just disappear all at once.
You can only feel worried and need to see a surgeon if there is severe pain in the wound, redness, swelling, pus or other fluid from the suture mark. If not, then it doesn't matter because it depends again on the size of the stitches and the number of threads, it could only take 6 months to completely disappear. So, hopefully it answers your question.