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So I had keyhole surgery two weeks ago. I've got 3 spiky things poking out of my belly button from being sewn up (forgotten what they're called) they are supposed to just dissolve and drop off according to he surgeon. I've been healing really well, only problem is the spiky sutures have not dropped off! They are now picking me in the skin and I can't sit or like down without them pricking me all day. I fingered them a bit and I can't pull them off as they were clipped into my skin.
What do I do now? If I go back to the hospital I can't seeow they will remove them without going back under anastethic and cutting me open again. What do I do? They're pricking me to death.
Not sure, it would depend on the type of thread they used. If they are bothering you though (and the wound is otherwise healing fine) I would get them taken out. If you don't want to go back to the hospital then maybe the GP/practice nurse?
Years ago when I had my appendix out they told me I had dissolvable stitches. I was 11 so didn't know any different. About 6 weeks later this big blue stitch was still there and got infected and made me ill. I wouldn't give it that long before checking!