Is it hurting? The stiches should come out on their own. Mine gradually came off on my washcloth when I cleaned around the stoma. They were all gone after about
4-5 weeks. I was always really gentle and cautious when cleaning close to the stoma because I was afraid it would hurt if I pulled too hard on the stiches, but I never actually felt any pain.
If it hurts or feels uncomfortable you should call your stoma care nurse or surgeon.
Ulcerative Colitis since December 2001 (age 15)
in remission for 6 months in 2002 followed by severely active disease
1st j-pouch surgery done on July 30, 2008