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   Posted 2/7/2009 12:30 AM (GMT -7)   
I got a seton almost a month ago, and last week, I made the mistake of sliding down into the corner of the couch to take a nap, and in turn, did what I'm calling a seton wedgie. Has anyone else done this? It's like I've twisted the stitch or moved the knotted end or something, and it's seriously painful. I have tried moving it manually, soaking a lot, applied a lot of Americaine cream. It's good some days and then others, if I move just right I get stabbed right in tender areas. Really, really painful. Is it just me? Has anyone else done this too? I wish I could get it back to the right spot so it would stop hurting, and I'm not going "ow ow ow" as I get out of my car or putting on my shoes. Sigh. shocked

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   Posted 2/7/2009 4:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Oooooh. Ouch, Jenn.

My guess is that if it's hurting for days and you can't fix it yourself, then you may have dislodged something and that perhaps you should get a doctor or surgeon to look at it.

In the meantime, I'm wincing in sympathy. Ouch. Please do let us know what happens.

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   Posted 2/7/2009 7:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Setons can be such wicked little things.

I agree with Ivy - if you're in pain or feeling random pinches - something might be out of place and you might be prolonging your agony if you put off getting it fixed. In my experience, it was the itty-bitty-est of stitches that messed up my seton, but as soon as the surgeon clipped it, all was well with the world again. No more random bee stings in my butt.

Good luck...
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'cade stopped working in '08 and I've been scrambling ever since.
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   Posted 2/8/2009 6:31 AM (GMT -7)   
are the ends and the knot on the outside? I always had to make sure they were outside my body or it would sounds like it might have "rolled" a little and that could have made it smaller, causing the pain. Sounds like a doc call...hope they can releive the pain!
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