Seeking a bit of advice. I had a pretty traumatic LLETZ recently; I was put under GA at the advice of my consultant, but the cannula was inserted badly, meaning I had awareness during a bit of the treatment and the cannula site was agonising the entire time it was in (and nerve issues/major bruising after). So, I already have a pretty poor opinion of the whole thing. The surgeon visited me immediately after I woke up and told me it went perfectly. My discharge notes state that it was an uncomplicated procedure, and there's no mention of anything unexpected.
I was told in advance by the surgeon that if the excision was unexpectedly deep, or if they damaged my vagina accidentally, they might have to put a stitch in. After the surgery, no one said this had occurred, and the paperwork obviously doesn't mention it.
However, over the last couple of days (8-10 post op), I've found that a couple of lengths of black stitch thread on my pad (sorry if TMI!). I'm pretty thrown by this and a bit anxious that something may have happend that I wasn't told about.
Does anyone have any experience of this or what it might mean? And should they have informed me? I was pretty horrified as it was a complete shock - I'd basically been told I'd only get them if something went wrong, and now i'm pretty worried something bad happened that I don't know about.
Any advice or suggestions would be much appreciated!