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How long do staples stay in after abdominal hysterectomy?

How long do staples stay in after abdominal hysterectomy?

The staples are removed 10-14 days after surgery. After removing the staples, steri-strips may be applied. You may shower with the staples or steri-strips in place.

How long does it take for a hysterectomy to heal?

Ice packs and heating pads worked to keep the swelling down (they call it “swelly belly”) that indicated that I must have done too much that day. At week six, everything was better – seemingly overnight. I was always told that six weeks is the magic week for hysterectomy healing, but, it was like a huge change.

When to have a second opinion after a hysterectomy?

Most likely you will have to do a 1 week visit after the surgery to get the metal staples removed (believe it nor not — this does not hurt at all to get the metal staples removed), and once again at 4 weeks and 6 weeks. Get a second opinion if it makes you feel better.

Is it possible to have a full abdominal hysterectomy?

I’m 10 weeks from full abdominal hysterectomy. My right ovary was fused to my bowel too. This operation went well, no follow up with the doctor, but I’ve been having some pain again in my right side, and it looks slightly swollen too and my stomach is really tender to touch.

How big is the incision for a hysterectomy?

I am 63, and I’m 4 weeks out from a total abdominal hysterectomy. My incision is about 12 inches. My gynecologist did my surgery because I had several cysts and one was black, it looked terrible. I was worried about cancer and so was my doctor. After the surgery all was well, and no cancer.

When do you remove the Staples after a hysterectomy?

The staples are removed 10-14 days after surgery. After removing the staples, steri-strips may be applied. You may shower with the staples or steri-strips in place. When the steri-strips begin to curl up, you may peel them off.

What can I use to help heal my hysterectomy incision?

You will probably go home with staples or steri-strips (thin, white Band-Aids). They will help your incision heal. Staples are metal clips that are used in addition to sutures to help close the incision. Your incision may be slightly red around the stitches or staples.

How long does it take for a hysterectomy incision to fade?

You may shower with the staples or steri-strips in place. When the steri-strips begin to curl up, you may peel them off. With time, the color of your incision will fade and become less noticeable. This will take six to 12 months.

Most likely you will have to do a 1 week visit after the surgery to get the metal staples removed (believe it nor not — this does not hurt at all to get the metal staples removed), and once again at 4 weeks and 6 weeks. Get a second opinion if it makes you feel better.