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User
Posted 09 Apr 2019 at 22:16

Good Evening 

Hoping that someone could take me seriously even for a last time to advice me.

 

I had my RP operation last December so has been 4 month's now.

Sleeping is OK.no pads necessary. ED is on the way to recover (slowly)

But my main issue is...all the Stitches have disappeared apart the one just one inch above my belly button. 

It has always sorely sometimes it gets reddish pinkish colour, I noticed that when I do pelvic floor exercises I get pain at the same area ,other thing is VERY SCARY POINT IS...when I touch the exact spot over the my belly button I can feel something like sparkle...Yea I'm being a pussy cat now not a tiger but it's scary really after 4 months operation still the stitches not 100% healed yet.

All the messages would be appreciated 

Many thanks 

DR.

Ps.tried to make an appointment with my GP But she is away at the moment. Beside I'm not sure about my next follow up appointment dates as well as I have not rereceiv any letter from the hospital yet.

 

User
Posted 10 Apr 2019 at 07:18

That incision is the largest one where they bring out the prostate in a plastic bag to stop cancer spreading elsewhere.

I suspect you still have some sutures in that wound which is stopping it from healing properly. I had to visit the nurse at my GPs three times because the ‘dissolvable’ sutures on three out of seven of my laparoscopic punctures did not dissolve. The thread was very fine, thinner than a hair, and the nurse had to use a magnifying glass to remove them, and even then it took three visits to remove them all.

I went to my doctor in the first instance, and he said: ‘Book an appointment with the nurse - I know nothing about sutures’!

Cheers, John.

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User
Posted 10 Apr 2019 at 08:34
Yes, make an appointment with the district nurse - your GP’s surgery will be able to tell you how to do this. The nurse should be able to sort things out for you.

User
Posted 10 Apr 2019 at 09:46

"Sutures" is a word that means the same as "stitches", DR. The material they use to stitch wounds looks like very fine fishing line. It's supposed to be absorbed by the body in a few weeks, but sometimes that doesn't happen, and it can leave you with the ends of stitches sticking out, which are very sharp and can cause exactly the pain you describe.

Cheers,

Chris

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User
Posted 10 Apr 2019 at 18:49
I would get the nurse to trim off the sharp ends - it’ll make you feel a lot more comfortable.

Cheers,

Chris

User
Posted 10 Apr 2019 at 20:19
Everybody’s body heals differently DR. I’m afraid it’s impossible to make predictions. The nurse you’re seeing on Friday will know a lot about wounds. I’d suggest asking her if she thinks there’s anything to be concerned about.

Best wishes,

Chris

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User
Posted 10 Apr 2019 at 07:18

That incision is the largest one where they bring out the prostate in a plastic bag to stop cancer spreading elsewhere.

I suspect you still have some sutures in that wound which is stopping it from healing properly. I had to visit the nurse at my GPs three times because the ‘dissolvable’ sutures on three out of seven of my laparoscopic punctures did not dissolve. The thread was very fine, thinner than a hair, and the nurse had to use a magnifying glass to remove them, and even then it took three visits to remove them all.

I went to my doctor in the first instance, and he said: ‘Book an appointment with the nurse - I know nothing about sutures’!

Cheers, John.

Edited by member 10 Apr 2019 at 12:00  | Reason: Not specified

User
Posted 10 Apr 2019 at 08:34
Yes, make an appointment with the district nurse - your GP’s surgery will be able to tell you how to do this. The nurse should be able to sort things out for you.

User
Posted 10 Apr 2019 at 09:28

Good Morning 

John

 

Thank you so much for your precious words, much appreciated. 

First time I have heard of sutures !

Will make an appointment today. 

 

Many thanks 

D.R

Edited by member 10 Apr 2019 at 09:37  | Reason: Edit

User
Posted 10 Apr 2019 at 09:31

Good morning

Dear Chris ,thank you very much for your kindness. 

I would do what you  have advice soon will be heading to my surgery, I didnt know about all these issues. 

Thank you so much for your kindness. 

You take care as well my friend and get well soon.

D.R

 

User
Posted 10 Apr 2019 at 09:46

"Sutures" is a word that means the same as "stitches", DR. The material they use to stitch wounds looks like very fine fishing line. It's supposed to be absorbed by the body in a few weeks, but sometimes that doesn't happen, and it can leave you with the ends of stitches sticking out, which are very sharp and can cause exactly the pain you describe.

Cheers,

Chris

Edited by member 10 Apr 2019 at 09:49  | Reason: Not specified

User
Posted 10 Apr 2019 at 10:20

Dear Chris

Many many Thanks for your kind info about the stitches...sutures.I was really wondering about it.can you imagine that something coming out of from your body but you have no idea what its ?I was just like that past 2 week's. 

I thought it was kinda infection but now Thanks to you and John I know about them.

Hoping to see the Nurse soon

On my way to My local medical centre now

Many thanks for educating me about prostate related issues.

DR.

 

User
Posted 10 Apr 2019 at 12:45

Good Day Chris

 

I just visited my local medical centre mentioned them about Sutures they asked me if I'm free to see the nurse this afternoon Or tomorrow I told them today and tomorrow I'm busy so will see the nurse on Friday afternoon, but tomorrow I will be at the hospital to see ED man whom offered me a soma pump. Maybe I could ask to see a nurse over there?

 

Will update

 

Thank you and John for your kindness 

 

D.R

User
Posted 10 Apr 2019 at 17:53

Hi Chris & John

Earlier quickly I popped into my local hospital, I spoken to A clinical specialist Nurse, I explain the situation about sutures, She said

Dont worry about Sutures sometimes it takes months to dissolve, I wouldn't get them out ,just trim them if you could.

So What John and you say a bit different...from yours and John,s messages I gathered that Sutures are kinda handicaps for healing processes. 

I already made an appointment with a nurse from my local medical centre to take the sutures out next Friday.

As John describes sutures are tiny to see I can only feel them if I touch them. 

Confused!!!

Thanks 

D.R

User
Posted 10 Apr 2019 at 18:49
I would get the nurse to trim off the sharp ends - it’ll make you feel a lot more comfortable.

Cheers,

Chris

User
Posted 10 Apr 2019 at 20:15

Good Evening Chris

 

Thanks for your thoughts sure would ask to do that trim it but the soreness and pinkish colour has been there since last December, how long do I have to wait for it to get back to normal?

I know you used to say is a marathon not a sprint type of recovery but it's so annoying! By the way where is Saint Lynn Yorkshire girl:)

Once again many thanks 

D.R

 

User
Posted 10 Apr 2019 at 20:19
Everybody’s body heals differently DR. I’m afraid it’s impossible to make predictions. The nurse you’re seeing on Friday will know a lot about wounds. I’d suggest asking her if she thinks there’s anything to be concerned about.

Best wishes,

Chris

User
Posted 10 Apr 2019 at 20:42

Thank you Chris 

Will follow up your suggestions. 

Will update you.

 

Many thanks for taking time and helping me out. 

 

Regards 

D.R

User
Posted 14 Apr 2019 at 23:42

UPDATE:

Last Friday I went to my local medical centre to see a nurse about Sutures....She examined me and said I cannot see them they are tiny...yes they can be unpleasant but your wounds still healing give them a chance to recover, we cannot carry out another surgery operation through your sutures so take it easy meanwhile if they grow longer we can cut them easily. 

I asked how about the pains?

She answered again,that is normal 

You had a major operation take it easy. I said yea but I had the operation last December?

She answered again,yes I see some men after 8-9 months still they are in pain.

Thanks  for reading 

D.R

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