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Staples for wounds.: Staples are a fast, efficient and effective way to close lacerations or surgical wounds. Typically, the anatomical site has some bearing on the length they should stay. Usually seven to ten days is sufficient for a wound to heal enough that staples can be removed. There are some area that experience more tension or stress and may require a longer time. Rec: See a doctor. ...Read more
Human milk: Yuck, but apparently that is the only food that a person could live on exclusively. Unfortunately, nutritious may not equal survival, but some choices include peanut butter, dried beans, trail mix, brown rice, almond butter, frozen vegetables, sweet potatoes / yams. One person believes that you could survive on a deserted island on beans, cantaloupe, barley, kale, seaweed, fish, and berries. ...Read more
Hard to say: There are devices designed for closing wounds with staples and head wounds is one site they can be used. However, I cannot speculate whether you have the training and skill needed to do so. The head is well supplied with blood vessels and improper wound care could result in an infection that could spread to the rest of the body. ...Read more
Gastric stapling surgery, also called gastric banding surgery, is a type of bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) procedure performed to limit the amount of food a person can eat. The following link from Johns Hopkins discusses the procedure:
http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/test_procedures/gastroenterology/gastric_stapling_restrictive_surgery_procedure_92,P07989/ ...Read more
Call your doctor: It is unlikely that his will cause any harm. That said since it is a sharp item there is a slight chance that it might lodge in the soft lining of your GI tract. Let your doctor know, an x-ray can detect the location of the staple and can make sure it has passed. If you have any throat or abdominal pain be seen asap. ...Read more
Did U shape up preop: While UR surgeon's skill is important, UR own actions matter more than you may think. Some tips:1) Get your blood sugar tested; 2) toss the cigarettes; 3) put on walking shoes/ get fit; 4) ease up on the nightly martinis; 5) ditch the supplements; 6) address heavy snoring (got sleep apnea?); 7) follow advise regarding which medicine to take or stop; 8) optimize nutrition pre-op. (Ref. AARP 9/2014) ...Read more
I had 9 staples put in my head on the right side in it's been 4 days and it hurts bad is it normal?
Have a stab wound with staples. Every morning when waking it hurts other than that the pain isn't much. Why is that?
U need 2 explain-: -Ur question better. Stabbed with a staple like with a staple gun, or stabbed with something else & was closed with staples. Also, was whatever stabbed U clean or dirty & if so, what with. ...Read more
I'm pretty sure that I just inhaled a staple (one that had been folded over & has no pointy edges.) Would this cause any health complications?
How easy is it to catch tetanus. Sometimes at work I've poked myself quid staples of like today scratched myself on a metal basket I'm worried?
Not easy: Tetanus is relatively hard to get, but if you do get the infection, it is very serious and usually deadly. The tetanus vaccine is very safe and effective and will protect you without any risk. If you haven't had one in the past 5 years, you should go in for one asap. ...Read more
I had lvrs last year. I have been coughing real hard, and coughed up what looks like small wire staples. Is this something I should be concerned abou?
Do you smoke?
Have you lost weight? ...Read more
Scar over: I understand that you had abdominal surgery where metal clips were used inside your abdomen. Those are not dissolvable and will remain there. Granulation (scar) tissue will develop over those areas to wall them off from the surrounding environment, but they should be ok, otherwise. ...Read more
Until you die:
Staples can stay on the incision long after the incision is healed. If the area is kept from infection and not irritated from movement of the staples they can stay in indefinitely.
This is not needed. There is min discomfort with removal and they can and generally are taken out with healing of the wound. ...Read more
Yes you can: Yes you can but why do you want to do that is my question. As long as there is no evidence of infection or any other abnormality like a hematoma there is no reason why you can not. ...Read more
See answer: When the doc who put them in told you to get them out. ...Read more
Take him to the: Emergency room immediately. They will be able to do a Xray and then you will know for sure. Open staples can cause bleeding, obstruction (if there were enough) and perforation of the intestine. You may get there and find out that everything is fine, but you shouldn't wait for symptoms to appear.... ...Read more
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