It was four suture absest they cut them out and left them open except for the one they stapled
****. I have a few of those in my navel from my hernia surgery. Every now and then I have to cut it open and go fishing for another suture when it gets too bad. Looks like yours were way deeper though. Mine's just under the skin.
So for those of you who are following my story I have another suture absest this on is right on top of my hernia where I only have skin holding my guts in I went to the VA today in temple and they cut it and drained it but couldn't find the suture so they are doing the paper work to send me back to my surgeons at Scott and white to have this one removed and to have the hernia fixed hopefully this will be the surgery to fix every thing here is a pic of the absest
They left it open and I have to pack it for it to heal