Stitches bleeding, not much swollen anymore, is it normal? Does it usually happen? Should I see my doctor? (Photo)
Doctor Answers 3
Spotting after Labiaplasty
Always Best to See Your Doctor
Some bleeding and visible suture material is common after labiaplasty and is not a cause for particular concern. I generally recommend that my patients get plenty of rest, elevation of the pubic region, gentle cleansing of the vagina, and topical bacitracin ointment for the first several days to keep the area moist. The tissues of the labia are fragile and are prone to irritation and swelling after surgery.
The photos above demonstrate an intact repair and no signs of infection are visible. Always best to see your surgeon if there is anything that concerns you.
Bleeding and stitches from Labiaplasty