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Undissolved episiotomy stitches

Hi all, I gave birth 5 weeks ago, I had an episiotomy. The outer stitches have dissolved but I can feel the internal stitches havent. They seem to have hardened inside the skin. Is this normal? Are they going to dissolve on their own or do I need to see my GP?

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Internal stitches can't be removed and should always dissolve in their own. You're probably feeling the would healing. I'd wait a few weeks more unless you think it might be infected

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Thankyou for your reply. There are no signs of infection at the site of the wound ie no redness, pain or pus, but I do have temperature since yesterday, which I think I got due to tiredness and cold. Do you think the temperature could be due to infected stitches?

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It could be it could also be a cold. If you're not sure where the temp is coming from worth seeing your gp

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I had no signs of infection didnt know i had one i till i went dow and got check best thing to do is go doctora and just double check with them

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Yes thats what I am going to do now after your messages. I didn't go earlier as the post natal care in my surgery is not too good.

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I'd go to the doctor get checked cos I had stitches and mine desovled the next day and mine felt hard but when I went Down there two days later I had a little infection

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Best thing to do hun

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