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How long before tissue glue dissolves??? How long before tissue glue dissolves???

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Unread 10-24-2010, 06:13 PM
How long before tissue glue dissolves???

Hi - I am 11 days post-op TLH/RSO. (My left tube and ovary were removed during surgery as an infant.) I'm on an estrogen patch and so far, no problems with that.

I have 4 small incisions that are covered in clear tissue adhesive/glue. Can anyone tell me how long it takes the "glue" to dissolve? The skin around my insicions is really itching. I am sure part of it is due to the incisions healing, but I really feel like the glue is irritating my skin as well. Any comments??

Thanks!
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Unread 10-24-2010, 06:16 PM
Re: How long before tissue glue dissolves???

My doctor said 2-3 weeks, but I peeled mine off at 1 week because it was driving me crazy. The incisions are healing up so I don't think I did any damage. The glue will peel off.
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Unread 10-24-2010, 06:22 PM
Re: How long before tissue glue dissolves???

Thanks for your reply, that is good to know. The itching is really getting bothersome. Have a good week!
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Unread 10-25-2010, 06:55 AM
Re: How long before tissue glue dissolves???

Mine said at two weeks I can start "working it off" with e-oil. The e-oil made it soft and gooey like pulling dried elmer's glue off. Just said if any irritation or any spot that sticks or hurts or scabby just to leave it.
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Unread 10-25-2010, 11:05 AM
Re: How long before tissue glue dissolves???

Thank you for the tip!
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Unread 10-25-2010, 11:13 AM
Re: How long before tissue glue dissolves???

If it's starting to itch, that means you're healing, so that's a good sign. I have my Da Vinci partial hyster (removed uterus and left ovary) 11 days ago, 3 out of 5 incisions are still glued together. As you shower, the glue will kinda clump up and wash off. I've been putting vitamin E on as well, hoping that it will keep me from scaring. Don't rush it. I'm assumming the longer you have the glue, the better.
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