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How Long Does It Take For Csection Stitches To Dissolve
It depends whjat typ: Type were used, but the healing process is far enough along that you should be able to go back to work in 6 weeks, obviously all of the stitches are absorbable stitches inside and the skin can be closed with staples or glue or an absorbable or non absorbable stitch. ...Read more
How long does it take for the stitches on the uterus to dissolve after having a c-section and if they are dissolved does that mean my uterus is closed?
How long does it take for internal stitches take to desolve after a c section. It has been 8 months after I had a C-section and my suchers haven't gone?
Six weeks: Most dissolvable sutures will dissolve around 6 weeks, by which time your own body's scar tissue will have formed enough that you do not have to worry about tearing which is why you are usually advised not to do heavy lifting for 6 weeks post-op. However, the healing continues for months after as the body remodels scar tissue and softens/fades the scar. It can take 1-2 years. ...Read more
Typically: Up to six weeks. See your doctor, if you think they are not healing well. ...Read more
I had a C-section on the 16th the dr put butterfly stitches on my incision. When can I take them off? Its been 9 days.
Butterfly stitches: As a rule wait till they come off on their own which should be any day ...Read more
I had a C-section in july. Am told I have fluid collecting and would dissolve. One stitch opened am bleeding, is it a good sign or not?
Concerned: Stitches from a surgery in July opening are concerning as they either should have reabsorbed or be removed. Bleedings so many month later at the surgical wound is certainly something that needs addressed promptly. Call your Obstetrician and if they are not available an urgent visit to your Emergency Room is warranted. ...Read more
I had a C-section three months ago but my dissolving stitch on the inside still hasn't dissolved and feels like its stabbing me. What should I do?
I had a c section 6 days ago and it looks like the 2 end stitches dissolved already. Is this okay? There is a small amount of blood and some clear liq
If they are...: Absorbable, they will. If they are permanent, they will have to be removed. If they are not visible, they are probably absorbable. Ask your surgeon to be sure. ...Read more
5weeks pp csection. Possible stitch abcess? Csection scar opening on right side can I take a shower tonight or should I keep it dry and not shower
15 days post csection. Dr said incision healed great no stitches or staples. Have no pain feel great. Is it okay to take a bath?
Yes you may...: At this point it should be fine to take a bath. ...Read more
I have a pus in my C-section wound and the stitch is kinda open, but the doctor told me to just take antibiotics but its not improving, what can I do?
What stitch?: Most incisions are closed subcuticularly (suture under the skin) & these dissolve on their own. Many use skin staples and these are removed from 3-7 days after surgery & some use absorbable staples that dissolve under the skin & work really well (my favorite). If you have a suture exposed, call your surgeon, some do use a permanent suture that pulls through once the skin heals. Better check 1st. ...Read more
Got c section do I have to wash stitches every day been 3 weeks 5 days? Or what can I do instead of shower?
C-section pain 3 years later? I had a c-section 3 years ago, I am experiencing pain where I had stitches, is this common?
It can happen: But ideally you should not, you need to see your obgyn to be evaluated with an exam, blood work and an ultrasound as you may have scar tissue or a stitch granuloma or other conditions causing the pain. ...Read more
Hi, I had a c-section on march 29th and my stitches are pulling on one side what should I do to make sure I do not pull them out?
Lots!: You won't see any of the stitches (sutures) used to close up your insides, eg uterus, bladder flap, etc. Even then, you may need several layers of stitches just to bring your skin & underlying tissue together - and you better not see any of these stitches! The only ones you're likely to see are the staples used to keep everything together superficially while you heal on the inside. ...Read more
When can I pick up my toddler after 2nd csection he is 25lbs and it's been a month to c section Do u think my Stitches would open if would pick him up?
I doubt it: You may want to wear a girdle for support and try to minimize picking him up for another month. ...Read more
Stitches: Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/m/pubmed/23262925/ at the hospital where I work we tend to close cesareans with stitches because they may be less likely to open up, compared to staples. Stitches are nice because you do not need a separate appointment for their removal. There is no difference in the amount of discomfort with either method. ...Read more
Is it normal for a c-section incision to open after 2months p.p? I was glued closed instead of stitches and staples
No normal: It is not normal for the wound to open after 2 months. However, it is not unheard of. Get in to have the wound evaluated to make sure there is not something else going on. Do not worry, your wound can still heal well. You will need to get in and learn how to care for your wound. Blessings! ...Read more
Today is the 8 the day after C-section for my daughter. She has slight swelling above the stitches. Whit should we do?
Stitches: Have your stitches to rule out the possibility of an infection of your stitches. ...Read more
I have very sharp pains where the stitch me up from my tube ties and a C-section from 13 years ago what could be wrong?
The stitch on my csection is still there, it was supposed to be removed 2 weeks ago, but I can't have it removed cause can't pay my doc, is that bad?
Not bad, out better: If you have a perm suture that should come out, it's ok to leave it for awhile. However you have a higher chance of scarring, late infection (depends what suture was used), or the suture embedding into the skin. Sorry finances are keeping you from proper care, but your regular doc should be able to help you or any available clinic. Most docs will "finish" the job even if you can't pay, take care. ...Read more
My gyno. Told me my bladder was stitched with the last C-section. Now I had my third child. .. And im worried will there be any future complications?
Probably not: The bladder heals very well in most instances, even when there are adhesions from previous surgery like cesarean section. Future problems are always a possibility but usually do not occur after bladder repair during cesarean surgery. The bladder frequently has to be "taken down" in order to reach the infant during csection delivery. ...Read more
Are dissolvable stitches possible instead of staples even if I'm overweight for C-section external closure?
Yes: Be sure your doctor knows your preference for stitches before you head into the operating room. ...Read more
I've had a c-section over 18 yrs ago and suddenly I have started getting a smelly discharge from where the stitches were & quite painful & red.?
I had a c section at the end of may and after the section I had internal stitches pop and had a bleed, now the lump is bigger and painful suddenly. ..
I just had my baby 9 days ago after a c section. Recently, the left abdomen is swollen and painful. Did I pull an internal stitch?
Had a csection 2 years ago, I find stitches popping up out of the scar and the 3 other scars from my ectopic, area's have started hurting what causes?
Ok: Did they leave the stitches in from two years ago? If so this needs to be examined. ...Read more
My mother had a C-section for 3 children, and after the 3rd child, her stitch hurts. What could she do to improve? Medications recommendations? Thanks!
Painful stitches: First, it depends on how long the stitches have been in place. It may be time to have them removed. If they have been in place over a week and if there is any redness around them, they may be causing an inflammatory response. I suggest that she see her OB to take a look at her C/S wound. Infection can be very serious and better to be safe and have that surgical site checked out. ...Read more
Pain after c/section: Surgical stitches take about 10-14 days to heal well enough where they shouldn't open as you described. Your pain could be gas, or ulcers if you've taken a lot of NSAID like Motrin, or it could be from complications that can occur after any surgery. See your surgeon to make sure. ...Read more
4 months post c section. While being stitched up I felt pain in right side of my pelvis area. I still get sharp cramps in that area to this day. Why?
It is 3mon post csection. I have severe constipation. Does staining during bowel causes hernia? I am scared!! Do stitches cut open. What should I avoid?
Very Little: Three months is the standard time for complete healing of most abdominal wall incisions (time to reach >90% of preoperative strength). Infection and re-operation through the same incision affect the healing time adversely, Diabetes, heart or vascular disease, smoking and obesity also impair the normal wound healing process. Check with your surgeon. ...Read more
Appendectomy @ age10, 1969. Got gangrene; stitches left open to drain for 6 mo. C-section, 20 yrs ago, adhesions removed. Now I have extreme pain that keeps me awake at night. What are my options?
Complex Good Problem: Solving must be done in person. Obviously, by hx, you have had unusually poor healing, problems allowing persistent infection plus continued formation of scar tissue. What are the odds some of these same issues are continuing at soul, mind, complex/fragile brain+body levels? High. If we are in charge of our body, then perceived/actual injury/pain, no matter basis, can be continued/grow life long. ...Read more
How long does it take to heal completely internally (and externally) from a c-section? I still have numbness and pain 6 months later.
Something is wrong: You are long past the time needed to heal. Call the surgeon and have the pain evaluated now. ...Read more
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