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9 Weeks post breast reduction and internal sutures causing great pain, not dissolving.
I experienced wound separation starting at week three and have been dealing with that. Then around week four began spitting internal sutures like crazy. The problem is, they are causing EXTREME, deep pain. The sutures I am pulling once they poke the surface are 3, 4, even 5 inches long!
I keep going back to my surgeon and he seems to be poo-pooing my pain. Even said I seem to be a little "high-strung."
I'm sorry - I have very hard, barbed, painful things coming out of me. Why would it be hard to understand how painful these are while still embedded and not dissolved?
My question is, is this common? How long will I be in this extreme pain every day?
Sutures should not give you severe pain. Make sure you do not have an INFECTION. The threads you are pulling from your breast ???????????? I am baffled may be the surgeon used Barbed sutures?????????????.
SEE YOUR PLASTIC SURGEON ASAP
i had mine april 20th and i think iam alergent to the stitches to and they feel like barbed wire and i have big holes and little holes and lots of pus and they hert so bad i just want to know how to make them dissolve or something this is the worst pain i have ever felt and i had a kid and that is not even close
I am now 4.5 month post-op and FINALLY feeling normal. The suture have finally began breaking up and do not hurt any more. I still occasionally get piece making their way to the surface, but they are tiny pieces, not long running stitches anymore.
My body apparently just doesn't dissolve these barbed sutures as quickly as most people's do. But I am over the hump now. :-)
All I can say is, it *will* get better. But you couldn't have told me that when I was crying in pain on the bathroom floor with no one who understood and a surgeon who acted like I was insane.
I feel great now! And crazily enough, I would do it again - that's how much of a difference this reduction has made. :-)
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