Splitting Suture?


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Hi!

I am 4 months post op from a BL/BA. Two days ago I noticed a white head looking area forming along my incision. A little bit of white liquid and blood came out while I was in the shower. I have never had an issue or splitting sutures on this breast before. Iโ€™m reaching out to my surgeon tomorrow. Any advice? Thank you so much. 

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  • I'm about 4 months out and still occasionally spit a stitch. I was told I could stop in office anytime to have nurse pull it or if I was comfortable I am allowed to do it myself at home. BUT, I want to note that none of mine ever had the drainage or blood that you mentioned with yours so probably best to just call your PS and mention it to him/her for their opinion. Best of luck

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      • Kristen_Marie
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      Never2late 

      Thank you for reaching out!!

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  • Looks exactly like a stitch abscess.  OK to use antibiotic ointment until it heals over.  

     

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  • Thank you so much for getting back to me! 

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