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How long before stitches are removed after a hysterectomy?

How long before stitches are removed after a hysterectomy?

Stitches disolve: In the vast majority of surgical cases your surgeon will use dissolvable sutures (stitches). These will not need to be removed.

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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How long should it take for external stitches to dissolve after robotic hysterectomy? I still have a few 24 days later.

How long should it take for external stitches to dissolve after robotic hysterectomy? I still have a few 24 days later.

Depends: Depends upon the type of dissolving suture as there are many different types. 24 days is not unreasonable and I assume some of the sutures have fallen out already. They will continue to do so with time.

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Had a laparoscopic hysterectomy 6 weeks ago. Today I noticed a long stitch outside just hanging out? Is it normal?

Abnormal: But not uncommon. Probably a superficial suture that has come to surface. See the surgeon or his staff to be sure.

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How long after hysterectomy can it take for vaginal cuff stitches to dissolve? I'm 11 1/2 weeks post op and still have some.

How long after hysterectomy can it take for vaginal cuff stitches to dissolve? I'm 11 1/2 weeks post op and still have some.

Depends: That can partly depend on the type of suture that was used with your hysterectomy. The most common types are usually pretty much dissolved by 90 days. However, if you are not having any bleeding or irregular discharge, there should be nothing to worry about.

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Just had hysterectomy 4 weeks ago today inside felt something pricking. Felt like a stitch should I get in contact with gyro?

Just had hysterectomy 4 weeks ago today inside felt something pricking. Felt like a stitch should I get in contact with gyro?

Yes: Anytime a patient feels anything out of the ordinary after major surgery, it would be wise to see the operating surgeon. Doctor's typically want to hear about anything unusual after major surgery to given the opportunity to head off complications or diagnose them as soon as possible.

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My sisters dr nicked bladder during hysterectomy. Stitched and placed stent. How serious is this?

Should be fine: You may mean placed "catheter"in the urethra. If there was just "nick"in the bladder if is stitched, Foley catheter left in for 10days to be sure nick is healed. To be v.sure, cystogram can be done before removing the catheter. Leaving a ureteral stent is only done if there was injury to the ureter or the area called trigone very close to ureter (it is v.unusual to injure this area in hysterectomy)

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I had a hysterectomy six weeks ago. My stitches haven't dissolved all the way. Can I still have sex?

I had a hysterectomy six weeks ago. My stitches haven't dissolved all the way. Can I still have sex?

Depends: Some doctors recommend waiting 8 weeks before resuming relations. You should probably ask your doctor. If you have sex, the sutures could cause you some pain and / or bleeding and would possibly increase the risk of infection.

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Two questions! 6 weeks post hysterectomy, can I start doing sit ups etc? Still have one stubborn stitch that didn't dissolve. Is that normal? Thanks

Check with doctor: Depends on pt individual condition and age, you are 61 years of age, it may take little longer for recovery, it is best to call your gyn/doctor to inqire about your questions. He /she would know your condition the best.

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Hysterectomy in 3wks- dentist wants to clean under crown needs to cut gums & stitch-No infection- Should I wait do it after surgery to avoid infection?

Hysterectomy in 3wks- dentist wants to clean under crown needs to cut gums & stitch-No infection- Should I wait do it after surgery to avoid infection?

Depends: You will be laid up for a few weeks after surgery, so it depends on the urgency of the Dental treatment. If no great risk in waiting to treat crown, then best to wait. If waiting a big risk for crown treatment's success, then get it done soon. Ask the Dentist what the risk factor is in waiting 2 months. Then make the decision that makes the most sense to you. Good Luck with both.

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Possibility of having pid+ douglas fluid accumulation post total hysterectomy? How the bacterias spread in the pelvis? Is it through the vaginal stitch?

Can't happen: You can not have pid because there is no pathway for a sexually-transmitted infection from the penis to travel up into the pelvic cavity after hysterectomy. You could have a pelvic abscess or an infection from another source but not pid.

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Had surgery Last Wednesday a hysterectomy and ovarie removed and I'm bleeding spoting just won't ED to know how long will it take to heal?

Had surgery Last Wednesday a hysterectomy and ovarie removed and I'm bleeding spoting just won't ED to know how long will it take to heal?

Ask your surgeon: These are things that should have been addressed prior to surgery with written or verbal instructions. Call your surgeons office and obtain clarification now.

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How long is spotting after a hysterectomy normal? Everything removed but my ovaries.

How long is spotting after a hysterectomy normal? Everything removed but my ovaries.

4-8 weeks: As the vaginal cuff (the part that is closed where the uterus was attached) heals, you will have small amounts of spotting that will decrease with time. As the healing is completed in 1-2 months, it should spot. You should have a follow up appt with your surgeon for a check after ur surgery. Best Wishes Dr M

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How long to recover from a hysterectomy at 45?

How long to recover from a hysterectomy at 45?

Depends.: It depends on the type of hysterectomy that is performed. The less invasive the procedure the quicker the recovery. Nearly all hysterectomies can be performed using a minimally invasive technique. Hope this helps.

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Please tell me how long it takes for to heal from a hysterectomy?

Please tell me how long it takes for to heal from a hysterectomy?

Depends.: It depends on the type of hysterectomy that is performed. The less invasive the procedure the quicker the recovery. Nearly all hysterectomies can be performed using a minimally invasive technique. Recovery time varies from about one week to about six weeks. Hope this helps.

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How long does a hysterectomy surgery take?

Depends.: Depends on many factors including, the surgeon, the technique, the difficulty, complications, size and health of the patient, etc. In general, most hysterectomies can be done in 1 - 2 hours.

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How long do you bleed after a davinci hysterectomy?

How long do you bleed after a davinci hysterectomy?

It varies.: After a da vinci hysterectomy, most patients have very little vaginal bleeding. If bleeding occurs, it is usually less than a period and more often described as spotting.

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How long does it take for a vaginal cuff to heal after hysterectomy?

How long does it take for a vaginal cuff to heal after hysterectomy?

4-6 weeks: Regardless of the type of hysterectomy, the vagina usually takes 4-6 weeks to heal completely. During this time, pelvic rest (no sex, no tampons, nothing in the vagina) is recommended.

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