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Sutures erupted from incision 4 months post op

I had surgery 4 months ago and had an easy recovery so far. I was skiing 10 weeks after surgery and still feel pretty well. Last week when I was washing my hair I noticed that...what feels like are 3 suture knots are poking from my incision.  Incision is slightly red. No drainage. No swelling. No fever. No other issues...just tender areas. Seeing neurosurgeon on Monday. Thoughts?
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3112631 tn?1356653557
My neurosurgery PA missed about four stitches. I found most of them within a 2-3 weeks and a friend removed them for me. I did have a bit of thread come out at about 5 months.
620923 tn?1452915648
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  This is not uncommon for stitches to work their way out.....for some it is bcuz they have EDS and they r rejecting them..while with others they just may be missed when the others were removed.

Ur NS is the best one to address this and say which issue u may have.
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The same thing happened to me.  I went to TCI for my 6 month f/u and 2-3 stitches were still in the incision site and skin had grown over them.  Dr. B. sent me right away to a plastic surgeon within minutes of his office to have them removed.  He was concerned about the possibility of infection.  
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