I gave birth just over 4 weeks ago and had about 3 internal stitches and 3rd degree tear. Last week I had a lit of pain a d swelling and discomfort and small amounts of red blood. I'm still waiting for docs to get back to me on swab results possible infection. For the last couple of days my pain has lessened but I still have blood and yellow discharge. Now I've just been to the loo and there were brown stringy things on the loo roll and in the toilet. I ran downstairs panicking thinking some how I got worms in my vagina haha. But then my oh suggested it may be my stitches way over due dropping out. More sensible lol.
Anyone who has had dissolvable stitches what did they look like???
I had those disposable stitches internally when I had my pfb and they took months to be all gone and came out like little black/brown flies legs (to use a nasty simile) My pfb is 25 this year and I can still feel the bumps where those stitches were inside me too
Yes stringy black things for me <yuck> I could also feel a knot in my bum hole that I managed to pull out 6 weeks post birth. It was an actual knot! I supposedly had a 2nd degree tear so God know why she'd knotted it in my bum hole .
The bits which are actually holding you together dissolve much more quickly than the knots and the loose ends. I think the two weeks thing is until you're being held together by healed tissue, not the time for all trace of the stitiches to be completely gone.
"I took one off loo role and it split like toilet roll or wet paper"
So it was well on the way to being dissolved, just not completely gone.