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KLAXON!! Pic - Tell me this is a stitch and not a.....

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MrsBlimey Tue 13-Sep-16 04:35:04

....tapeworm or anything horrendous please!

Have had slightly infected stitches from episiotomy (two weeks ago) and fanjo has been v sore. Was on antibiotics for a week which cleared things up but yesterday (couple of days after finishing tablets) I had more bleeding, soreness and this critter thing when I wiped.

I could have sworn it moved when I first saw it but that might have been my sleep deprived mind getting all freaked out.

Please put my mind at rest!

Groovee Tue 13-Sep-16 04:51:44

I really don't know. I'd get a GP to look x

crabb Tue 13-Sep-16 04:58:38

Hmm, looks a bit long to be a suture, and a bit too thick? (caution - no medical qualifications here, just working from memory of sutures I've seen removed in the past). But the timing would be about right for dissolving sutures to dissolve - I think. Maybe pop it in a jar and let a nurse or doctor have a look.

theautismdisciple Tue 13-Sep-16 05:15:10

It looks knotted at the top. I vote stitch (also no medical qualifications at all, not even a first aid certificate)

CuppaTeaAndAJammieDodger Tue 13-Sep-16 06:13:20

I could be wrong but that looks too thick to be a stitch

Izzy24 Tue 13-Sep-16 06:18:22

Difficult to see clearly but that looks a little like one of the ties that hold together swabs used during suturing.

It's not a suture.

PikachuSayBoo Tue 13-Sep-16 06:30:35

No such thing as too long for an epis sutures because it's one continuous suture. So when you start using it it's like a foot long and you stitch what you need to stitch and it it when you've finished.

Looks too small to be a swab tie.

But I can't tell from the photo whether it's a suture, sorry.

MrsBlimey Tue 13-Sep-16 06:38:56

There's something which looks like a knot where the loop and the 'tail' (!!) meet, if that helps.

MrsBlimey Tue 13-Sep-16 06:40:10

Thanks all for your replies so far. Looks like I'm off to the GP to check my stitches this morning then.

MrsBlimey Tue 13-Sep-16 06:43:10

Would a zoomed in picture help? TIA

abbsismyhero Tue 13-Sep-16 06:43:14

Have you poked it?

MrsBlimey Tue 13-Sep-16 06:43:54

Yep - was squidgey.

PikachuSayBoo Tue 13-Sep-16 06:44:48

Yes, zoom in.

Bambooshoots14 Tue 13-Sep-16 06:46:56

Does look like a knot and nothing living would have a not surely?

Bambooshoots14 Tue 13-Sep-16 06:47:03


mineofuselessinformation Tue 13-Sep-16 06:48:02

Sorry, but I think it's a worm. The ends would be blunt if it was suture, and it just doesn't look the right colour or texture for a stitch.

JedRambosteen Tue 13-Sep-16 06:51:10

It looks like a roundworm to me.

Izzy24 Tue 13-Sep-16 09:31:01

Looking at clearer picture (and now I'm awake) agree with Pikachu.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 13-Sep-16 09:32:55

That's a worm!

Lj8893 Tue 13-Sep-16 09:34:08

It looks far to thick to be a suture. They really are quite thin.

Unlockable Tue 13-Sep-16 09:37:56

Looks like a roundworm to me too
Unfortunately I've seen one recently when the cat threw one up

Bambooshoots14 Tue 13-Sep-16 09:45:53

But how would a worm be knotted?!

peaceloveandbiscuits Tue 13-Sep-16 09:49:18

Who else had to wash their hands after reading about roundworms? envy GP today OP.

MrsBlimey Tue 13-Sep-16 10:10:54

<bleuk> I'm beginning to accept the gruesome possibility that it's a worm of some kind! confusedconfused
Off to the GPs in a mo. He was most intrigued to find out I'd taken pictures....a fellow sporner, perhaps. grin
I think the knot is actually where the worm thing has tangled itself up....
Please - for the love of God - don't whatever you do Google image ringworm. Even you hardened sporners! (They have teeth, ffs)
Will update you when I'm back.
Ttfn and thanks for all your wise words!

IAmAPaleontologist Tue 13-Sep-16 13:36:16

<<polite cough>> have you been to the gp yet?

I googled round worms. The I google imaged round worms. It was amazing! I kind of want you to have round worms now. The pictures of those fuckers in eyes are gruesome.

Well, OK, for your comfort I hope it isn't a round worm. Maybe.

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