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Old 01-03-2007, 02:24 PM   #1
 
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Undissolved stitch infection?

Hello everybody.

I hoped I wouldnt have to start a thread in this area or the forum, but.....

The Weds evening before xmas, I noticed an angry looking area at the end of my left (crease) incision & also noticed a tiny bit of clear discharge on my bra.

This really freaked me out, I check my boobies & incisions at least twice daily & this just came out of the blue :/ So, I called up work & told them I wasnt going in the next day & decided to get an emergency app to get it looked at.

So, the next morning I called the clinic & spoke to my nurse. She said to use a dry antiseptic spray, keep the area clean & as I was 4 days away from giving up my 24/7 6 week stint in a support bra, to go braless so I wouldnt make it worse from the rubbing. I was told to give it over xmas to see if it settled down.

In the following days, my bf kept checking it & cleansing it. Then he managed to remove an ingrown hair & the area seemed to heal.
It seemed fine over new year & I had been braless for as much as poss.

Yesterday morning after showering, I looked in the mirror & saw that it had flared up again & had a yellow bit in it.
Christian (bf) took a look for me, cleansed the area & applied a little pressure either side.

All this yucky, thick dark yellowy brown goo blobbed out

I got right on the phone to my clinic & got myself an emergency app last night. The nurse took a look for me but I think Christian did a good job cleaning it out as there was nothing left to see apart from a bit of a scabby area that had formed.

The nurse wanted to take a swab but there was nothing to swab so she told me to keep the area clean & if it filled up again, to go to my general doctor to get it checked. She suggested getting swabbed for MRSA as I came in contact with it while I was nursing my dad in hospital & I could be carrying it without knowing.
She explained it was likely to be a stitch inside which may not have dissolved properly.
Im due back on the 18th for another post check.

This morning after my shower, I noticed some more discharge. I stuck on a small plaster & got dressed for work.

When Christian checked this evening, more gunk came out & a bit of a hole was left behind when he cleansed it

Im going to see how it is in the morning. It looked lots better this evening but stings a bit.

I have a heavy work load at the spa over the next few days with lots of massage & altho Ive told them whats going on, they havent moved any of my treatments

Sorry, this is just a long winded way of asking if anybody has had this, what happened or what could I do??

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Oh Pen Im sorry.....u dont need this....

I had a few probs with the last few stitches coming out...they were a nuisance, and sometimes i would notice a few dabs of yellow on the pad i wore on the incision...but nothing to this degree.....i stopped using anything on the scars except salt water, and to be honest...it cleared within days...i think i mustve caught it within hours of anything starting...
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Thanks Anne, can always count on a reply from you lol

I think it is fairly common to get a little infection. I can cope whit what Ive got but just dont want it getting bigger :/

Will let you know the outcome

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Hey ! I m not postin much these days !
Yes, its important i think to be careful what solutions u put on tham at the moment,

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lol, thought youve been quite!!

Im loving the hair too altho the spa have just got me to sign a contract saying 'hair is to be of natural colour' Yeah right.....

As for the solution, I was told salt water & or Savlon dry spray.

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I just went to my PS today for the same thing.

Two days ago I noticed a pin size hole in my right incision; and, when I put pressure on it, a little bit of puss followed by a little bit of blood came out...I thought, "this was too good to be true" (my recovery had been smooth sailing thus far).

Anyway, My PS told me its the 'undissolvable stitch'; and, that I have nothing to worry about b/c it has already come out and the hole has already started to heal. The only thing he recommended was to keep the area dry and clean..Apperantly he found another pinsize hole (also on my right incision); which seems have another stitch trying to come out. - He said for me to do NOTHING about it...like the first one, it will do its own thing and then heal.

As long as you keep the area clean, the incision will heal in no time...Remind your BF to wash his hands before he starts messing with it again...Good luck and Keep us posted.

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I just went to my PS today for the same thing.

Two days ago I noticed a pin size hole in my right incision; and, when I put pressure on it, a little bit of puss followed by a little bit of blood came out...I thought, "this was too good to be true" (my recovery had been smooth sailing thus far).

Anyway, My PS told me its the 'undissolvable stitch'; and, that I have nothing to worry about b/c it has already come out and the hole has already started to heal. The only thing he recommended was to keep the area dry and clean..Apperantly he found another pinsize hole (also on my right incision); which seems have another stitch trying to come out. - He said for me to do NOTHING about it...like the first one, it will do its own thing and then heal.

As long as you keep the area clean, the incision will heal in no time...Remind your BF to wash his hands before he starts messing with it again...Good luck and Keep us posted.

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Many thanks for your reply.....

Im going to see my general doctor tomorrow, it seems to heal over then I do something & it opens up again (like a massage)

By is really good with the hand washing, he is a total germ freak & if anything, tells me off if he thinks Im about to poke it lol

Will keep you posted

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OK, panic over.....

I went to see my general doctor & he gave me a weeks worth of antibiotics. Im 1/2 way into my course & everything is healing just fine

No more discharge, no more red itchy, no more scabby bits - just a little dry skin.



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Good to hear that all is well, Penny. Glad you're over the scare, hope that's the only one you have to endure!
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Sorry - I'm really late to this thread (just can't keep up anymore!!), but before reading your last post I was going to suggest get some anti-biotics from your GP, so, glad you did that and it's helping! Hope the problem has totally gone away now!

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Hi Tam

I cant keep up much anymore now Im back to work full time :/

Antibiotis have worked a treat, no signs of nastys anymore & Im also taking some 'friendly bacteria' acidophilus (sp?) to help while Im on the anti b's.

The end of the incision isnt as neat as it was before but Im sure it will heal in time & Im thankful this is all I had to deal with.

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