I had surgery recently, the doctor said he used vicryl suture to close the wound. I understand that vicryl dissolves in 70 days, but it's been 80 days since my surgery and the suture is still there. Also, everytime I google vicryl, I see the thread is purple in color. However, the suture I received is white in color.
I am starting to have serious concerns about the situation as following -
- What if the stitch is not vicryl, and will never dissolve
- What if I get an infection from the mysterious thing (stitch) inside me.
P.S. I found a variant of vicryl called rapid vicryl which is white in color, but it is supposed to dissolve even sooner, in 42 days. Since my stitch has not dissolved, I guess it must not be rapid vicryl.