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Regarding Treatment With Silver Nitrate. Regarding Treatment With Silver Nitrate.

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Unread 05-18-2004, 09:53 AM
Regarding Treatment With Silver Nitrate.

Wondering if you would be able to help.

In terms of treatment of Granulation or slow to heal incisions, I have heard about silver nitrate being used.

Could you tell me about the process/procedure?

Any local anesthesia used (freezing of area) prior?

What does it feel like, is it painful?

Does it take a long time?

Restrictions after treatment? Can you swim in the bathtub?

How many treatments are usually necessary?

Does the doctor usually do this in the office?

Thank you so much for your kind replies.

Blessings
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Unread 05-18-2004, 10:11 AM
Regarding Treatment With Silver Nitrate.

HI Blessings,

You didnt say are they using silver nitrate on the incision or the vaginal cuff?

I had it done to my incision so ican tell you what that was like.. Should be about the same..

No local anesthesia before hand.. It didnt really hurt just stung very little... I had no restricitons, I only took one treatment of it but I have heard other sisters who had to have it done to the vaginal cuff say that they have had to have it done more then once.. It took my dr all of 2 minutes to do this and he did do it in his office.. Hope this helps some..
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Unread 05-18-2004, 10:17 AM
Regarding Treatment With Silver Nitrate.

Sorry...forgot to mention...vaginal cuff.

Thanks.

Blessings
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Unread 05-18-2004, 09:24 PM
Regarding Treatment With Silver Nitrate.

Hello Blessings,

I have had the silver nitrate applied to the vaginal cuff also, the Dr does this in the office with no anastetic; for me it was uncomfortable like several bee stings and some cramping,but it is bearable. I hope this doesn't scare you. It isn't bad. You need to do it are it will just get worse. Good Luck
Dina
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Unread 05-18-2004, 10:45 PM
Regarding Treatment With Silver Nitrate.

Blessings,

I have had the silver nitrate treatment twice (vaginal cuff) and had no problems with it. I go back in three weeks for another treatment and my doctor thinks that should take care of it. I had no discomfort at all while he was applying it. It was done in his office and probably took a total of 1-2 minutes (with no local anesthesia). I have read where some women have some discomfort during or after the procedure, but I had neither. Also, there were no restrictions for me afterwards. It's really nothing at all to worry about :-)

Barbara
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Unread 05-19-2004, 12:55 AM
Regarding Treatment With Silver Nitrate.

Hello Blessings!

I just had some granulation tissue taken off the vaginal cuff with silver nitrate this past Friday. My doc used something that looked like a Q-tip to do it. He said it might burn a little, but I never felt a thing...later that night I had kind of an "itching" sensation, but not enough to irritate me. I guess it depends on how much a person has, as I didn't have much. However, he did tell me he might have to do it again as things heal up. He told me granulation tissue is healthy tissue, nothing to worry about, but he did "burn" it off , so to speak. There was no anesthetic and it was done right there in his office at my 5 week post op check. It took him less than a minute to do and the only restricion I have is no sex for two weeks and no heavy lifting/straining so the area can heal properly. As far as baths, I've been taking them with no problems whatsoever in the jacuzzi in our bathroom. I hope you have as good results as I did. Much luck to you and let us know how it goes!

~Kristina~
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Unread 05-19-2004, 07:40 AM
Regarding Treatment With Silver Nitrate.

I had granulation treated at my6 week post-op exam. I will answer each of your questions from my experience with the procedure:

Could you tell me about the process/procedure?

While doing the internal exam my doctor discovered the granulation - it was tissue trying to form over undissolved stitches. He applied silver nitrate to the area with a long Q-tip.

Any local anesthesia used (freezing of area) prior?

I had no local anesthesia used

What does it feel like, is it painful?

I did not feel anything - some ladies have stated that they had a stinging sensation. After the procedure I had a small amount of cramping for a couple hours - Tylenol took care of the discomfort.

Does it take a long time?

My procedure only a few minutes.

Restrictions after treatment? Can you swim in the bathtub?

After the cuaterization I had a blackish/brown discharge for a few days. I was told to call my doctor if I still had any discharge after 1 week. I was told to wait a week to resume sex, baths, hot tubs, or swimming.

How many treatments are usually necessary?

I only had 1 treatment. Some ladies have had to have additional treatments. Bodies heal differently - there is no way to predict how many treatments you need.

Does the doctor usually do this in the office?

I had it done in my doctor's office while he did the internal exam.



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