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Ruptured stitches or Swelling?

Ruptured stitches or Swelling?

Postby mamagirl » Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:25 pm

How do I know if I ruptured my internal stitches or it's swelling? I was hysterical last night my stomach swollen, lumpy and I was in pain. I kept thinking all this month was for nothing.
I am a Physical Therapist so I have a pretty physically demanding job. The ps knows what I do and released me to work. Yesterday at work I started having a lot of sharp pain at my belly button area and about two inches below my incision at the top of "the mound". I took an anti inflammatory and put ice packs on my swollen stomach. I was bent over walking. I only made it 5hrs at work and barely that.This is the second time I've tried to work this week the first time I only made it 3hrs.
This morning my belly is flat (mostly) like it normally is, so I assume it was swelling. Really scary. How do you know if you rupture your stitches? Is the sharp belly button and "mound area" pain normally? Why does my belly button hurt if I only had a mini and not a FTT? How do you know if your doing to much activity? Help
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Re: Ruptured stitches or Swelling?

Postby Iris1027 » Sat May 01, 2010 6:36 pm

I had numerous episodes of sharp stabbing pain with no rupturing. My PS said that as the nerves regenerate and reconnect you might have stabbing or lightning type pain. If you were flat this morning, then chances are you didn't rupture anything.
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Re: Ruptured stitches or Swelling?

Postby frogbutt31 » Thu May 20, 2010 8:55 pm

I am having the same problem. I have a tender hard knot on my mound I don't have it anywhere else and it gets sore and swollen when I excersize so I may have a CT scan to see if it is some sort of hernia or just swollen tissue. My ps didn't know what it could be so good luck.
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