Sometimes, never. I realised after our third son was born and I had stitches that the ones that came through my body four months after my 2nd c/s were not just flukes- I am allergic for sure! I was not believed even though I pulled the bright blue stitches out of my abdomen near my rib cage and from my sides as they just poked through my skin (our bodies are really amazing though, huh?). The dr said it was probably just hair
I tore with ds3 and those stitches didn't dissolve either but caused so much swelling in such a short period of time that they caused a new set of tears and the original wound healed apart and I was soooooo itchy while this was going on.
I was told that that is normal too, but when I braved a look, it was obvious what was happening- my body was rejecting the stitches (again). I took them out, injested large amounts of vitamin C and by the next morning, all swelling and itchiness were gone, but sadly, I am not ever going to be the same, or even close
which would be easier for me to accept if it had been because of a more natural part of the process (live and learn- I chose
to have stitches still not realising the implications of my previous experience...).
I just thought I'd mention this because apparently, it's a lot more common than most drs will admit- reactions to stitches that is- because the stitches are imbibed with antibacterial chemicals. If I had known that, I wouldn't have had the tear stitches at all since i already know that I react strongly to that stuff.
I hope you feel better soon. Are you taking vitamin C?