12 days postpartum Rebecca Beebe 1 child; Columbus, Ohio 206 posts30th Oct '12
I delivered vaginally and I tore pretty bad. I had to get stitches and they still haven't dissolved. The doctor said it should only take about a week. Should I be worried?
Jays*Mama 2 kids; Michigan 5635 posts30th Oct '12
I heard it takes 3 weeks, i dont know how long it took mine to dissolve i was too afraid to feel them
user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts30th Oct '12
Mine definitely took longer than that.
Douchebag McFricknugget Due April 15; 2 kids; Ohio 2668 posts30th Oct '12
They should dissolve soon. Usually they dissolve when everything is healed enough, so you might need a few more days. Typically it's 14 days for stitches. Not a big deal though. If they start smelling, hurting, oozing out greenish stuff, or itching really bad, let your doc know. I'd say you are fine otherwise.
Annette Topham 4 kids; Utah 500 posts30th Oct '12
I tore pretty good myself and I still have stitches. Had my son almost 3 weeks ago. Still bleeding too, have to use 2 pads to keep me going.