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White string coming out of incision? I had a pacemaker put in about 3 weeks ago. They didn't put stitches in, they just glued it shut. Today, i noticed a little piece of what i thought was glue, so i pulled on it trying to get it off. Then i realized it w

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Dr. Steven Guyton
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: It's

It's most likely the end of a stitch that was put in under the skin.
Keep it clean and get back in to see your doctor as soon as you can. You could also put some neosporin or other triple antibiotic gel on it and cover it with a bandage until you see your doctor.

In brief: It's

It's most likely the end of a stitch that was put in under the skin.
Keep it clean and get back in to see your doctor as soon as you can. You could also put some neosporin or other triple antibiotic gel on it and cover it with a bandage until you see your doctor.
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