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How long does it take for csection stitches to dissolve?

How long does it take for csection stitches to dissolve?

Depends: Suture materials differ absorption time. Suture material used on the skin usually dissolves in 14 days. Suture used for deeper tougher tissue is slower. Usually fully absorped at 6 months. ...Read more

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How long does it take for stitches to dissolve after havin a c section?

How long does it take for stitches to dissolve after havin a c section?

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

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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 the stitches on the uterus to dissolve after having a c-section and if they are dissolved does that mean my uterus is closed?

70 days: I takes around 2 1/2 months for the stitches to dissolve after a cesarean. Assuming the doctor used a vicryl suture, which most doctors use. Yes your uterus is closed :-). ...Read more

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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?

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?

2-3 weeks: Depending on the type of sutures used, they usually take 2-3 weeks to dissolve (unless they used wire-very unlikeley for a c-section). You may be feeling a scar that formed around the suture. Get it checked. ...Read more

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How long does it take for C-section scar with dissolvable stitches to heal?

How long does it take for C-section scar with dissolvable stitches to heal?

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

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How long does stitches takes to heal up after having a c section?

How long does stitches takes to heal up after having a c section?

Typically: Up to six weeks. See your doctor, if you think they are not healing well. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 three months ago but my dissolving stitch on the inside still hasn't dissolved and feels like its stabbing me. What should I do?

See your OB: The stitch will eventually absorb and sometimes can be felt up 6 months after your surgery. If it is bothering you ten you need to contact your ob. ...Read more

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Stitches don't dissolve in C-section scar, do they?

Stitches don't dissolve in C-section scar, do they?

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

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Tips when removing a C-section stitch? Is it suppose to hurt when removing the thread?

Tips when removing a C-section stitch? Is it suppose to hurt when removing the thread?

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

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Got c section do I have to wash stitches every day been 3 weeks 5 days? Or what can I do instead of shower?

Got c section do I have to wash stitches every day been 3 weeks 5 days? Or what can I do instead of shower?

Wound care: Your C/section MD should have given you wound care instructions. If not, contact him/her and ask this question as every MD has different instructions on would care dependent upon the ease or difficulties of surgery. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How many stitches or staples does a typical C-section require?

How many stitches or staples does a typical C-section require?

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

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I had C-section and two stitches opened up. Should I be concerned about infection?

I had C-section and two stitches opened up. Should I be concerned about infection?

See a Doctor: When your incision stitches open up, there could be a risk of infection as well as deeper separation of your incision. Please see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it better to get dissolvable stitches or staples during a c section. Which hurts more.

Is it better to get dissolvable stitches or staples during a c section. Which hurts 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

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Is it normal for a c-section incision to open after 2months p.p? I was glued closed instead of stitches and staples

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Are dissolvable stitches possible instead of staples even if I'm overweight for C-section external closure?

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

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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 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. ..

Post cesarean sectio: This case of a female post cesarean section with a painful lump.
It sound as though the fascia is compromised and will need evaluation by your gynecologist and a general surgeon for management.
Good luck. ...Read more

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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!

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

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5 wks of my c-section n having upper abdomen pain can internal stitches open????

5 wks of my c-section n having upper abdomen pain can internal stitches open????

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

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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?

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?

Ask: Your obstetrician who did your surgery and would have looked at your pelvic organs may know. An US may help by looking at your uterus and ovaries. All the best. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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How long does it take sutures to dissolve after having a c-section?

How long does it take sutures to dissolve after having a c-section?

It varies.: Most sutures lose strength in 3 weeks and dissolve in three months, but it can vary quite a bit. ...Read more