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c-section staples * CAT * 19 kids; Tewksbury, Massachusetts 295 posts
8th Nov '09

I ended up having a c-section on 10/30 & they closed my incision with staples.. for anyone who has had them how long do they usually wait before removing them? & when they do, do they put anything else on, like those steri-strips or something? I have an appointment monday & I was curious to see if they're going to remove them & put something else there or what. & does it hurt when they remove them? everyone I know that's had a c-section had stitches so I have no idea what to expect

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Armpit, of, Ireland 29526 posts
8th Nov '09

They took mine out after 10 days. Didn't need any steri strips/ bandage or anything. And it healed very nicely.

HBA2C graduate 3 kids; Las Vegas, Nevada 15275 posts
8th Nov '09

when i had my first they took the staples out before they discharged me....

i didnt have staples the 2nd time...

user banned 1 child; Westgate, Iowa 86 posts
8th Nov '09

I had glue used on mine. It was sweet. That stuff stayed on for 6 months.

HBA2C graduate 3 kids; Las Vegas, Nevada 15275 posts
8th Nov '09
Quoting Midwestern Mommy [WT]:
Zombie Mom ✄ 1 child; Washington 13824 posts
8th Nov '09

They took mine out on the second day and replaced them with steri strips..They said I could take them off in like a week but I wanted to keep them on till my 2 week checkup, then they took them off, it it just tickled. The staples didn't really hurt either, the clamp they use bends the middle so it just pops out.

Anon......... Switzerland 24521 posts
8th Nov '09

I had staples, got taken out at like 6ish days. I can't remember the exact time, but I'm sure they'll remove them Monday for you. They put steri-strips on mine, but I went home and peeled them off. It was pretty damn healed by the time they took the staples out.

*Amo a Mis Nenas* 3 kids; Birmingham, Alabama 8838 posts
8th Nov '09
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S3xy Bitch 3 kids; Las Vegas, Nevada 12666 posts
8th Nov '09

i had staples and they took them out before they discharge me, none really hurt just a small pinch on the outter ones.

user banned 1 child; Westgate, Iowa 86 posts
8th Nov '09
Quoting Damara [TnTC]:
Anon......... Switzerland 24521 posts
8th Nov '09

Oh it doesn't hurt at all, it's just like taking out a piercing!

Isguided and Oronic Due May 25 (girl); 1 child; California 20971 posts
8th Nov '09
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HBA2C graduate 3 kids; Las Vegas, Nevada 15275 posts
8th Nov '09
Quoting Midwestern Mommy [WT]:
*YourMom* Due September 14; 2 kids; Pennsylvania 7298 posts
8th Nov '09

I don't know when they're supossed to take them out. I had mine removed 4 days after my surgery for medical purposes but they gave me butterfly bandages after they took them out. And it didn't hurt at all.

Misty*Twins+1+Twins* 5 kids; Tacoma, Washington 15320 posts
8th Nov '09

glue= dermabond