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second degree tear stitches falling out

(5 Posts)
Llouh Tue 10-Nov-15 07:42:03

Hello smile

My baby is 9 days old and I had a second degree tear and stitches.

I just went to the Loo and I think when I wiped some of the stitches were on the paper. It was about 2cm, should I be worried or is this ok?

iwantgin Tue 10-Nov-15 07:46:43

Sounds about right They will be the type that dissolve so after a few days will just get brushed off.

I had to have mine snipped at 5 days as they were so uncomfortable.

You could always get it checked out if you are concerned that the skin hasn't healed together.

Spitoon Sun 15-Nov-15 18:53:24

Mine started to dissolve and fall out after about a week. I was pretty much healed by 6 weeks

NickNacks Sun 15-Nov-15 18:54:21

Sounds normal and they might itch too as the skin heals.

OhMakeMeOver Sun 15-Nov-15 18:57:49

I don't remember my stitches coming out like that but I assume they will just be disappearing now. Does the midwife still come round? Maybe get her to check it and ask her some questions about recovery.

My stitches came apart and didn't know until I saw for myself despite a midwife checking that day!

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