The Thread That Appears In The Suture Scar Is Appendix Surgery?
. 3 weeks ago I was operating appendicitis. Well, one week after appendicitis, the link is released … Teruss because I don’t eat enough protein. The surgeon said it’s okay. Just eat the protein. Teriss already 3 weeks already started closing again but there is a thread like purple that appears. What is the purple thread?
Hello, thanks for the question.
Sutures on the surgical wound are intended to connect or unite the injured skin so that it can reunite and prevent bleeding and infection if the wound is left open. Post-operative sutures can reopen in conditions such as infection of the wound, stretching of the skin around excessive sores, or due to increased pressure in the abdomen such as when coughing, straining, lifting heavy objects, and so forth. Infected wounds are characterized by wet, reddish, painful, and suppurating wounds. Wounds that have an infection will heal longer. Wound healing is also influenced by health conditions and nutritional conditions of the person, if the intake of nutrients is good, then healing will be faster. The purple thread that is inside the wound can be the stitching thread or it can also be a newly formed tissue that looks like a thread. To make sure you can consult a doctor, especially if the surgical wound is accompanied by signs of infection. The doctor will do the examination and the right handling. We recommend that you do routine wound care, wound care that can be done at home include:
Wash hands before and after cleaning the wound
Routinely clean the wound with gauze moistened with 0.9% NaCl solution or an antiseptic solution such as povidone iodine or rivanol
Keep the wound dry
Perform routine control according to the schedule given or at any time when there are complaints on the wound.
Eat healthy and nutritious foods, especially those that are rich in protein such as eggs, meat, etc. to accelerate wound healing.
Thus, hopefully it helps.