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What is granulation? What is granulation?

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Unread 09-26-2003, 11:22 AM
What is granulation?

Hello Ladies,

I've seen several posts referring to "Granualtion" and the use of silver nitrate on the vaginal cuff to fix it.

But even after a search of the site for the word, I still cannot find an explanation of what "granulation" or "granulated tissue" is.

Can someone please fill us in?

Thanks!

Robyn
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Unread 09-26-2003, 11:46 AM
What is granulation?

I did some "Google" research on "granulation tissue" and here is the simplest definition I found:

Definition: [n] new connective tissue and tiny blood vessels that form on the surfaces of a wound during the healing process

Other web pages described it as the first stage of healing tissue after the initial clotting -- which eventually heal into the more "fibrous" scar tissue.

Granulation tissue is often inflammed, as part of the healing process -- and may look "raw" from blood seepage. Silver nitrate treatment helps to stop the seepage -- so it can continue to heal.

Described in this way it sounds like a completely normal process. And as we know, the healing process takes time. And it takes different AMOUNTS of time for different women.

I think more than anything we Princesses need to be patient (ha! pun intended). It's so easy after the first 3 weeks to be feeling better and to lose patience with being a patient! But -- it is important work our bodies are doing on the inside -- we can't see it -- we may be able to "feel" it a bit -- but we need to LET IT HEAL. Healing takes energy -- and so we need to continue to allow our bodies the energy it needs to heal -- and not use our energy for other activities.

I know for me -- at the 3 week point -- I have to make a conscious choice not to do too much. It is tempting. But if I over do it one day, I end up having to sleep the next two! So I am trying to pace myself -- with "one activity per day." Other than that, I keeping up the "hard rest" with lots of liquids, two walks a day, stretches, and rest and more rest.

I'm anxious to hear more explanation of what "granulation" is from the sisters who are suffering with it.

Hugs to all,

Robyn
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Unread 09-26-2003, 11:49 AM
What is granulation?

Granulation is tissue that often forms over a wound, and can cause some discharge and bleeding. It's usually taken care of with silver nitrate. I had this done prior to TVH for a problem I had and even though it can cause some pain, it usually takes care of the problem.
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Unread 09-26-2003, 01:19 PM
granulation tissue

My doctor told me that it is when you over heal. Scar tissue in excess of what is needed to actually hold everything together and because it is in a warm, moist place it just continues to grow. He also said some people are a lot more susceptible to it than others. I am one of those and after 3 silver nitrate treatments in his office I am booked at the hospital for something he says will get rid of it for good. He says it is more of a nuisance than anything else but if you have it then it won't go away without treatment. I hope all who are suffering with it are better after the first treatment and on the road to a new healthy life. I'm starting to get a little tired of it. Henri
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