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I had both tubes removed today. My 1st tubal was unsuccessful (5wk healthy baby).I have strenuous job how long to return? Also how to clean incisions?
Great questions: Great questions! I would ask your surgeon these questions as every case and operation and person is different. Do not be afraid to ask, call his/her office. ...Read more
I would advise: You to follow the instruction of your physician who did the procedure. If it dressed, leave it until you see your doc. If it is open, and no discharge, do not do anything. You can clean the surrounding area with clean wet clothes ...Read more
Had a succesful total thyroidectomy last week, and I let my brother clean the incision, he is a nurse, he used iodine, is it harmful?
Hi I just had cervical neck surgery a week and a half ago. How can I clean my incision? I have some dried blood and would like to clean it.
Depends: In my patients who have cervical spinal surgery, I use resorb able sutures and derma bond glue to close the incision. You can then use soap and water or hydrogen peroxide or an alcohol swab to clean the incision. You probably should check with your surgeon. Thank you for your question. ...Read more
I had an incision and drainage of abscess two days ago. How do I clean my wound and keep it clean?
Shower and keep dry: If there was packing take it out and shower normally. Use mild soap and keep it dry with gauge. May need to change it frequently if lot of drainage. If they instructed u to pack it, then follow there directions. U also need to c ur doctor to make sure it is healing well. ...Read more
What am I going to do with my incision after 1 month? Do I still have to put gauze after cleaning it? I had a c-section 1 month ago.
After one month, your c-section scar should have completely healed. If that's the case you don't need any gauze. Applying cacao butter to the wound 4 times daily will make the scar thinner and softer.
Good luck from nyc. ...Read more
I had a partial hysterectomy on nov 14 and today part of my incision is red and has an ordor only when I pat it clean is it a very light red blood sta?
4wks post abdominal hysterectomy with small amount of bloody cloudy fluid leaking from incision right side. Keep it clean and/or go to medicenter?
Culture needed: Either return to your surgeon or go to a medicenter to have a culture done of yourdrainage. You may have an infection that requires anti biotics. ...Read more
How to get rid of pus on a small incision? My daughter had back surgery and has two small incisions on her back. One has dried and looks good while the other one has a little pus on it. How do we clean it?
Ask: Ask your spine surgeon, if very superficial, open it and use pack and or dressing changes and it will heal, but the scars won't match. ...Read more
Occasionally: There are some dermal bonding agents or glues that may be used. However, the usage of said agents is not common. One has to be very careful when using them about the eyes and face. Usually we'll close with a sub dermal absorbable suture, and reinforce the closure with strips. We also use staples or traditional nylon sutures on occasion. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more
It's not a problem: At all since the skin repairs and regenerates new cells by itself. Hopefully u are not a keloid former. Take care! ...Read more
I'm 6wks pp I been doing great until now. I got sharp pains where my incision is and on the right side and it seem to get worst at night. Help me?
Post partum pain: Would call the OB. Could be an abscess/infection developing. Check urine for infection as well or scarring adhesions (there is always scarring after any surgery and cutting- but usually not enough to cause pain- adhesions are variable but you can't predict). Call the OB today ...Read more
'to cut' biopsy: 'incisional biopsy' literally means to 'cut out some tissue' to get a good sample of a particular lesion (usually skin but can be any biopsy). An excisional biopsy is similiar but this refers to removing the whole lesion with normal tissue around it (as in a small dark mole removed). Biopsies are sent to a pathologist who 'reads' the slides under a microscope looking for abnormal cells/diseases. ...Read more
Healing process.: Whenever tissue is subject to trauma, such as incisions made during surgery, the body initiates an inflammatory response as part of the healing process. As part of this process histamine is released. It is the histamine which causes the wound to itch. So itching of the wound is a good sign. If you find the itching is unbearable, you can take an antihistamine such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for relief. ...Read more
Red, Hot, Tender: An infected incision will look very red and blanch to the touch. It will also be very warm and tender to the touch. There will be more swelling than normal. There may or may not be pus or foul smelling drainage coming from the wound. If your wound has any of these characteristics you should contact your physician. ...Read more
~48hrs: Most basic pathology results from a biopsy should be available in ~48hrs. The tissue needs to fix in formalin for a particular amount of time (6hrs-overnight) then be processed, slides made and stained, then interpreted. Each of these steps takes time. Additional staining or deeper cuts for furthe evaluation/markers may add another day before the full results are back. ...Read more
Pfannenstiel/Kerr.: The most common type of skin incision for a cesarean section is called pfannenstiel - aka bikini cut. The most common type of uterine incision for a cesarean section is called kerr (lower uterine transverse). More unusual skin incisions include the midline vertical and the right paramedian vertical. Less usual uterine incisions include the kroenig (lower uterine vertical) and classical cesareans. ...Read more
Normal growth: Granulation or granulation tissue is a lumpy bumpy and healthy pink appearing surface of repairing tissue. This is the appearance of normal tissue as it regrows. ...Read more
Thanks for asking!: Most of the healing will occur within the first 10-14 days with complete healing generally 3-4 weeks. ...Read more
See the surgeon: Hi, pain at the abdominal incision site after the site has healed could be from various causes. The most common would be the formation of an incisional hernia (is there any bulging at the site) or entrapment of a nerve by the healing process at the site of the incision. Please see the surgeon who performed the operation. ...Read more