Some of you know I had my colon and rectom removed in May. I was left with a big open wound on my butt from where they removed the fistula tracks and my rectom. I havent had any problems untill a couple of days ago and my butt has been hurting. It seems to be filling in well and it has gotten smaller in size but there are some "stiches" actually its stiff, like hard bristles on a scrub brush and they are poking me bad in the raw area causing alot of pain. I havent noticed these before and I am wondering if they are just working their way out or are they supossed to stay in. I pulled on one last night and it came out real easy, I didnt pull hard cause I was afraid if it came out the hole would open back up. it was real short , about 1 1/2 cm. Does anyone know anything about this?