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PatienceW's picture
Joined: 08/06/08
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Im pretty sure they told me that it would be 4 weeks before my stitches dissolved.... I only had 2 little ones and they werent through the muscle and I was told they should heal quickly..... a week and half later I went to the bathroom and when I wiped the knot end came off! I am assuming this means the rest dissolved already? slightly worried yet at the same time there's no pain as if they had gotten "ripped" out? anyone else ever experience this?

MJDttc's picture
Joined: 08/12/12
Posts: 1118

With DS I had an episiotomy, the stitches only took a couple weeks to dissolve. If you aren't having any pain you should be good.

akpufa's picture
Joined: 01/31/08
Posts: 3078

I had that exact same thing with my last stitches that were for a non muscular labial tear and was totally shocked when it happened because my stitches took 7 weeks to completely dissolve with my first (episiotomy plus tearing past that). If you didn't feel a huge tug or anything, you should be golden.