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How long does it take for an incision to heal? How long does it take for an incision to heal?

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Unread 09-12-2005, 07:44 PM
How long does it take for an incision to heal?

I am nearly at four weeks and the top half is still not healed. It is not exactly open, it's like a groove. The bottom part is still stitched up because it opened up at 1.5 weeks. I am doing wet then dry packs every four hours on the groove. I am getting tired of sitting around doing nothing. I sneak a few minutes once a day on the computer. My back and hip are hurting from all the inactivity.
How much longer is it gonna take???
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Unread 09-12-2005, 08:51 PM
How long does it take for an incision to heal?

I'm not sure. I haven't had any problems other than the itchy, sore stuff. Have you asked your Doctor? Anyway, thought I'd reply so it'd bump you up, maybe one of the other sisters knows.
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Unread 09-12-2005, 09:17 PM
How long does it take for an incision to heal?

Mine was closed at 3.5 weeks. I actually have enjoyed 2 bubble baths with candles! Can't say I move as well as I'd like yet. As far as tired of sitting around! yep I agree totally! I still have a couple of sore spots mostly where my ovary was removed. It had a cyst that was almost twice the size of the ovary.
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Unread 09-12-2005, 10:21 PM
How long does it take for an incision to heal?

My castle left mine 2/3 open and the incision went hip-to-hip. It took 10 full weeks to close. My experience only.

You probably can't do much to "hurry along" healing -- your body will heal at its own pace. I know my instructions were pretty strict -- just mild soap and warm water, let it air-dry twice a day after cleaning, change the dressings. It seemed like it took forever, but one day I stopped getting the oozing from the site and victory had been achieved!!!

I wish you continued healing.
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