The Sticky Bowel Surgery Thread Is Not Removed Is It Dangerous?
Slmt mlm, 6 weeks ago my son had sticky bowel surgery. 4 days after surgery the stitches were opened but not removed. Now the threads are partially missing and some are still there. Is it dangerous? While the wound has started to dry.
Hello Rayanti, Thank you for the question.
Have you returned to the surgeon who treats your child about these sutures? Deep surgical wounds will usually be closed using an inner suture and an outer suture. For inner suturing, the doctor will use absorbable threads that do not need to be removed while for external suturing, the doctor will use non-absorbable threads which must be removed when the wound has healed. You should immediately consult with the surgeon who treats your child because the doctor knows the type of thread used. If indeed this thread is an outer suture, the suture removal must be done immediately. If the thread is not removed, the body will perceive the thread as foreign and a local inflammatory response occurs. The presence of a foreign object in the body also increases the risk of infection. To prevent this, please take your child to see a doctor right away.
Hope this information is helpful.