Stitches

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RebeccaA'07's picture
Joined: 11/19/07
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Stitches

Something was poking me in that area, so I took a peek and I have a stitch about an inch long hanging loose - it's still attached to skin somewhere but I can't see where. Should I just leave it be? Or can I trim it?

nea458's picture
Joined: 07/26/11
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I remember with my last pregnancy, this happened. Mine was long so I just tugged on it a bit (did not hurt at all) and it came out.
But, if it not long or hurts, I would just leave it alone.

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Joined: 06/21/11
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I was a c-section so not sure if this applies.. but I had a stitche also and my ob said trim or leave it and let it fall out naturally so I imagine its similar.

Joined: 05/31/08
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I think you can trim it, or even just try pulling and see if it comes out as long as it doesn't hurt to do that. You had your baby long enough ago that things are probably healing and the stitches are starting to fall out. I think they usually use the disintegrating ones these days, so it could be that is what's happening.

RebeccaA'07's picture
Joined: 11/19/07
Posts: 1628

Thanks girls - there are several hanging down now. I tugged at one and it hurt so I stopped! Hopefully they come out soon, so annoying!!