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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. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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) ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more