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apologies for this as I know you are getting bored with this, but I am fretting AGAIN about my leg and waiting for the doc to ring....

(196 Posts)
psychomum5 Thu 11-Jun-09 16:03:12

.....can you have a look and tell me how to tell him over the phone about the changes please.


TrinityRhino Thu 11-Jun-09 16:06:08

the area on the incision and around the stitches is inflamed and angry looking
it is now hurting more too

TrinityRhino Thu 11-Jun-09 16:06:09

the area on the incision and around the stitches is inflamed and angry looking
it is now hurting more too

TrinityRhino Thu 11-Jun-09 16:06:51

ooops didn't mean to say it twice, dont think its that good grin

TrillianAstra Thu 11-Jun-09 16:06:59

Which is the correct thread to be sympathetic about your leg please?

TheInvisibleManDidIt Thu 11-Jun-09 16:07:39

Erm, no idea what to say to Dr but you poor thing..that looks so painful!! What on earth did you do to it??

Oh, and btw, your bathroom is gorgeous!!

Sidge Thu 11-Jun-09 16:11:06

How long have the stitches been in?

When you think about it they are a foreign body so the tissue around the wound starts to react to it as if it wants to get rid of it - sore, itchy, red and slightly inflamed.

But inflamed doesn't mean infected so it may not need anything doing. (Hard to tell from a picture though).

Usually as soon as the stitches are out everything settles down quite quickly. You would only need antibiotics now if you are systemically unwell ie have a fever and feel poorly. Or if the wound is infected and has spreading cellulitis, or is oozing, pussy, breaking down.

psychomum5 Thu 11-Jun-09 16:12:35

TIMDI, thankyou on the bathroom

leg, op lest week to remove mole.....very crappy and painful and now hurts like hell different than before

trillian, sympathy everywhere is good thankswink

trinity, thanks, that is the kind of thing I need..........I would be saying <<youch>> and <<sob>> and <<it hurts>>......not really decent info tho!

psychomum5 Thu 11-Jun-09 16:16:30

sidge, the op was wednesday last week. the third pic down was taken yesterday so you can see the difference in the change.

it is very itchy, I know that is normal tho.

I feel crap, achy and sore, and not right....last night I felt pretty good!

erm....oh, feels like spots do when they need squeezing.

PurplePillow Thu 11-Jun-09 16:20:40

Hi Psycho <waves furiously> grin

Looks slightly infected to me around the stitches, maybe bathing in salt water may help.

Sidge Thu 11-Jun-09 16:22:26

Hmm, I think it looks like localised inflammation but as I said that's hard to tell from a pic. It doesn't look infected and it has the appearance of a normal healing but slightly inflamed wound.

Normally for a simple wound like that the stitches would be out by now - when have they told you to get them removed?

TrinityRhino Thu 11-Jun-09 16:23:34

not till monday sidge

TrillianAstra Thu 11-Jun-09 16:24:12

Looks horrible anyway ( my non-professional opinion, having never had stitches myself). Poor you.

smurfgirl Thu 11-Jun-09 16:26:00

Hi I have had quite a few injuries with similar stitches in the same place, yours look like mine all did as they healed.

My stitches did start to pull and get itchy and sore after a few days. Its a real pain but it will get better when you have them removed.

Do you have a local minor injuries unit you can pop to, IMO its difficult to describe a wound over the phone. My minor injuries unit was v.helpful.

Are you on antibiotics already? (sometimes they give them just in case)

psychomum5 Thu 11-Jun-09 16:26:18

they are coming out monday.

am pleased that it doesn;t look bad. I think I am reacting to the plaster tho (the red line around the wound is the plaster that came of this morning to 'air' the wound. I cover it at night as the stitches catch. flame takes the plaster off as I am a big wimp and cannot take it off myselfblush

psychomum5 Thu 11-Jun-09 16:28:01

nope to antibiotics.

the receptionist at the docs was a bit sniffy when I asked to be seen. apparently I don;t qualify for an appointment unless my leg is close to falling offhmm, but I can go to walk-in clinic tomorrow....even tho walking hurts like buggery and I have no way of getting there due to inabilty to drive. today I have help!!!


TheInvisibleManDidIt Thu 11-Jun-09 16:31:59

<<pours psycho a wee glass of wine>>

upside to not having antibiotics is you can demand wine along with the sympathy grin

Jux Thu 11-Jun-09 16:32:43

Oh it's not fair is it? Have you got some chocolate? And gin? Bloody sniffy receptionists.

psychomum5 Thu 11-Jun-09 16:35:35

<<liking the sympathy>>

<<glugs the wine>>

ooh, is it actually ok to have wine now?? I was warned off in case of bleeding and stuff......

Winetimeisfinetime Thu 11-Jun-09 16:37:19

Can you use micropore tape to hold a dressing over it rather than plaster as you are reacting to it { I react to plaster too which can be painful and itchy in insteslf }

I have lots of sympathy for you - I had a 'nubbin' removed from my lower leg, for cosmetic reasons, a few years ago and had I realised how horrible and long the aftermath would be, I wouldn't have had it done.

Hope it all feels better soon.

TrinityRhino Thu 11-Jun-09 16:38:45

no I would say you can have wine
do you mean you have been off wine since you had it done???

holy crap woman, wine NOW!!

How is dd now?
dd2 and gecko took turns to wake up ALL night last night with hideous snotty noses and slight temps

I am knackered as our the little ones
she has been talking about it today too sad

psychomum5 Thu 11-Jun-09 16:42:07

well, I had the mepore plasters, as I react to pink ones, and so I fgured I was safe.


the packet lied!

TheInvisibleManDidIt Thu 11-Jun-09 16:43:33

How is wine related to bleeding?

Other than my local shops wine sales going up loads aroung a certain time every month.. wink

psychomum5 Thu 11-Jun-09 16:44:03

nope, no wine, nothin, nada......flame and MoM said not to, for my health...

and I havent!

psychomum5 Thu 11-Jun-09 16:45:15

lol @ TIMDI.

no idea, flame and MoM said it might make blodd thinner (I think it was themhmm....sorry if it was someone elseblush).

trillian agreed with them too<<points over there somewhere>>

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