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What's suture removal feel like?

What's suture removal feel like?

Not bad: At all, maybe a slight pulling type of feeling. Almost always no need for local anesthesia or anything like that. Don't get yourself worked up, it's really not bad. If pain is felt, local anesthesia can be given. ...Read more

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A cervical cone biopsy suture that measures 1.1x1x0.6cm is almost equivalent to what exactly? How much has to be taken away to have incompetent cervix

A cervical cone biopsy suture that measures 1.1x1x0.6cm is almost equivalent to what exactly? How much has to be taken away to have incompetent cervix

That depends!: Having a cervical cone biopsy is done to treat precancerous cells on the cervix. Most likely there was an important reason to do so. This can cause an incompetent cervix depending on the cervical length that is left. The average cervix is 4 cm. It matters the most how much the inner layer of the cervix measures and that it is closed. If it is less then 2.5 cm you may need a cerclage when pregnant. ...Read more

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How does the suture method of Asian eyelid surgery work? Can this kind of Asian eyelid surgery give results as good as the incision type? .

How does the suture method of Asian eyelid surgery work? Can this kind of Asian eyelid surgery give results as good as the incision type? .

Asian blepharoplasty: Forming a connection between the skin/orbicularis muscle and the levator aponeurosis to form a supratarsal crease is one of the goals of asian blepharoplasty. For the appropriately selected patient, the suture method of asian eyelid surgery can work well. For many patients, the incisional type is a better option due to the accessibility of tissue for debulking and permanence of crease formation. ...Read more

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I have read a lot about sling for prolapse repair. What is involved in traditional suture repair? What is overall success rate? Possible complications?

I have read a lot about sling for prolapse repair. What is involved in traditional suture repair? What is overall success rate? Possible complications?

Failure: Traditional surgical repairs that use just sutures have been reported to have failure rates as high as 40 to 50% by some. These procedures are often referred to as a&p repairs & sacrospinous ligament fixation. Complication such as infection, bleeding, pain, injury to urinary bladder & rectum, and failure of the repair are the most common. ...Read more

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11^day after myomectomy had masturbated (no pain).Day after litt low abdom pain (no need painkiller)2day aft less pain. Damage suture line is painful?

11^day after myomectomy had masturbated (no pain).Day after litt low abdom pain (no need painkiller)2day aft less pain. Damage suture line is painful?

Call surgeon: It would be important to be evaluated to make sure no wound infection is developing. It is not unusual to have intermittent discomfort. Look for fever nausea vomiting and constipation as more concerning symptoms. If pain severe then go to er if you can't be seen right away by surgeon or pcp. ...Read more

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Can plavix (clopidogrel) interfere with the healing of reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy? I had a bilateral mastectomy 6 months ago with immediate reconstruction. In oct the one expander broke thru suture line...Causing me to have it removed. Nov

Can plavix (clopidogrel) interfere with the healing of reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy? I had a bilateral mastectomy 6 months ago with immediate reconstruction. In oct the one expander broke thru suture line...Causing me to have it removed. Nov

Any: Any drug that affects bleeding can interfere with surgical healing. Plavix (clopidogrel) inhibits platelet function and thereby inhibits the ability for blood clots to form. This is good for your arteries (prevents heart attack and stroke), but can present a problem for surgery. Generally, surgeons are able to operate safely while a patient remains on plavix, but if the drug is able to safely be stopped then it is preferable to not operate on plavix. The key decision is to weigh the cardiovascular risk of stopping Plavix vs. The surgical risk of continuing it. If you have had a recent cardiac stenting procedure, then stopping Plavix can be very dangerous. I would suggest that you talk with your cardiologist and ask him/her to discuss your specific case with your breast surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for hip replacement surgery? What is the usual recovery time for hip replacement surgery?

What is the recovery time for hip replacement surgery? What is the usual recovery time for hip replacement surgery?

Depends: The type of hip surgery will dictate. The type of implant and approach affect the recovery as well. Anterior approach returns to function faster about 2 weeks vs posterior which can take 6 weeks or more. ...Read more

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What is a metopic suture?

What is a metopic suture?

Frontal Suture: It is a misnomer because it disappears by the age of 5 or 6 and due to the presence of dense connective tissue at the frontal suture on skull. ...Read more

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What's suture removal feel like?

Not bad: At all, maybe a slight pulling type of feeling. Almost always no need for local anesthesia or anything like that. Don't get yourself worked up, it's really not bad. If pain is felt, local anesthesia can be given. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the surgical suture material?

Please help! What is the surgical suture material?

Totally depends: Different kinds and sizes of suture are used for different reasons in different parts of the body. ...Read more

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Can my patient swim in beach after her suture removed?

Can my patient swim in beach after her suture removed?

Probabaly okay: If the wound has not completely healed there may be chance for dehiscence and infection. Otherwise it should be okay. ...Read more

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How common is it for a unsuccessful slap tear repair with suture anchors what are symptoms of a retear?

How common is it for a unsuccessful slap tear repair with suture anchors what are symptoms of a retear?

It is somewhat comm-: -on, especially if one continues in sports or whatever activities caused the tear. The symptoms would B the same that U went 2 the shoulder specialist in the first place. Also if U had injured it again in the same manner. ...Read more

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I have read a lot about sling for prolapse repair. What is involved in traditional suture repair? What is overall success rate? Possible complications?

Failure: Traditional surgical repairs that use just sutures have been reported to have failure rates as high as 40 to 50% by some. These procedures are often referred to as a&p repairs & sacrospinous ligament fixation. Complication such as infection, bleeding, pain, injury to urinary bladder & rectum, and failure of the repair are the most common. ...Read more

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What do I do? Swelling after suture removal?

What do I do? Swelling after suture removal?

It depends: It is normal to have some generalised swelling around a wound as part of the healing process - this will heal with time. It is not normal to have a lot of swelling, especially if there is associated pain or redness or discharge which could all suggest a complication like infection.
If possible, keep the affected area elevated when possible as gravity will help resolve ...Read more

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When I should take off the absorbable suture?

When I should take off the absorbable suture?

Never: Hmm...I feel like I m trying to solve a riddle. Absorbable suture is designed to....Absorb...Thus, it just "melts away", and does not need to be removed. If you have recently had surgery, contact your surgeon to get a little more clarity regarding managing your incision. ...Read more

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How much bleeding is normal after suture removal?

How much bleeding is normal after suture removal?

Usually there: Isn't much bleeding - often none. However, if you have a suture that is embedded in tissue - that may cause more bleeding when removed. ...Read more

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How long the suture or staples can be removed after surgery?

How long the suture or staples can be removed after surgery?

Depends on location: There may be reasons to keep material a little longer, but general guidelines:

sutures
eyelids – 3 days
neck – 3 to 4 days
face – 5 days

sutures and staples
scalp – 7 to 14 days
trunk and upper extremities – 7 days
lower extremities – 8 to 10 days. ...Read more

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Tubal sterilization done. What to know if burned & what is a suture knot?

Tubal sterilization done. What to know if burned & what is a suture knot?

Tube blockage: Tubes can be clipped, tied, burned (cauterized), excised, ringed, or a combination of the above. Burned or cauterized tubes block the tube and is one way to provide "permanent" sterilization. The failure rate is approximately 1-2/3000. A suture knot is the tied end of a ligature & will dissolve with time unless permanent suture was used. Burning or tying can both be used for a tubal ligation. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of a slap tear and how long is the recovery once it's repaired arthroscopicaly with a suture anchor?

What are the main causes of a slap tear and how long is the recovery once it's repaired arthroscopicaly with a suture anchor?

Repetitive heavy: Lifting, shoulder dislocation, age related, and traumatically induced are some of the reasons. Recovery depends on your overall medical condition, whether you smoke, and if you are compliant with physical therapy and follow up with home therapy, and your overall general mood an affect. Complex tears can take up to 6 months given good circumstances but noncompliance can result in longer recovery. ...Read more

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Is it normal that I can feel a ~8mm thick suture line on the back right side of my skull, but only a much smaller one on the left?

Is it normal that I can feel a ~8mm thick suture line on the back right side of my skull, but only a much smaller one on the left?

Suture lines: You really shouldn't be able to feel any of the "suture lines" on your skull through your scalp. My guess is you are probably feeling something else. If you are having symptoms related to it, you could get an examination, but otherwise you are probably feeling a variant of normal anatomy. ...Read more

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Does craniosynostosis mean a baby's soft spot is closed or their suture lines? Are the soft spot and cranio independent of each other?

Does craniosynostosis mean a baby's soft spot is closed or their suture lines? Are the soft spot and cranio independent of each other?

Craniosynostosis: Craniosynostosis is the premature closure of a growth plate or suture. Most children will close only one suture early although some genetic syndromes will close multiple sutures. The soft spot or fontanelle is the point where multiple sutures come together. Fontanelles will usually close with the suture. ...Read more

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I recently had a hysterectomy, during the suture removal it broke and a piece was left inside. What should I do? Will it come out by itself?

I recently had a hysterectomy, during the suture removal it broke and a piece was left inside. What should I do? Will it come out by itself?

Retained sutures: Occur frequently and it should be of no consequence. Permanent sutures are used internally in many situations to prove this point. But if the suture does ever show itself and it doesn't easily come out, see your doctor to have it removed. ...Read more

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Could a surgical technologist suture in the operating room?

Could a surgical technologist suture in the operating room?

Legally, No: IN most of the States only a physician (surgeon) has privilege (s) to perform a surgical procedure, how ever a PA can do under supervision, surgical technologist may assist like cutting the suture, not allowed ...Read more

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Why does ice reduce inflammation when applied to either a sprain or closed suture wound?

Why does ice reduce inflammation when applied to either a sprain or closed suture wound?

It reduces swelling: Inflammation is the chemical & cellular process by which injuries heal. What cold does is cause small blood vessels (arterioles) to constrict, slowing the blood flow. Injury causes blood vessels to be more permeable to let proteins, platelets, etc. Get to the wound. These leak into the tissues causing swelling. Slowing blood flow reduces pressure which would force these substances out into the tissues ...Read more

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