Post op 9/25 colostomy reversal a small .1 cm area will not close. Is it a stitch that didn't dissolve?

The incision was left open with daily wet to dry dressings and healed nicely. This small area remains irritated and infected. Could it be a stitch that did not dissolve that is keeping the wound irritated? What needs to be done? Surgical intervention?

Answers from doctors (1)


It's possible. I recommend you call your surgeon and report this issues. The surgeon will likely need to see you to examine the wound. I cannot say for sure if you will need surgery, but it sounds like a very small wound and hopefully surgery will not be required.

Answered by Vascular Institute of Chattanooga (View Profile)

It's possible. I recommend you call your surgeon and report this issues. The surgeon will likely need to see you to examine the wound. I cannot say for sure if you will need surgery, but it sounds like a very small wound and hopefully surgery will not be required.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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