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Unread 06-18-2005, 05:12 PM
Pink Discharge and staples

Question:

Sorry if I sound stupid, but does the discharge mean the vaginal cuff isn't healing completely? Is that the only place it could be coming from? Why wouldn't every doctor us the silver nitrate to stop it? I'm going back for my 2+ week on Monday which will actually be 17 days post-op.

Second, since I've gone 17 days with the staples in, will it be more painful to have them removed? I've been reading where a lot of sisters have them out in less than a week. My incision is healing nicely. I've been putting Neosporin on it every night.

Thanks for all of the encouragement. Each day is getting better.

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Unread 06-18-2005, 05:52 PM
Pink Discharge and staples

Hi, 2627 Cindy, we all heal different so I'm not really sure about the discharge, I never had any discharge after day one, make sure that you mention it to your dr when you go for your appt.
When I had my staples out I didnt feel any pain, in fact it felt better, there was no more pulling in the incision. Keep us posted on your checkup. Love, Carol
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Unread 06-18-2005, 05:55 PM
Pink Discharge and staples

I'm three weeks out and was told upon discharge by my Gyn and a fantastic nurse ( adjunct professor at a local med school) that a pinkish discharge is normal. Bright red is the time to worry. However, I'm a Ph.D, not an M.D., so if you have accompanying symptoms or are concerned, call the Dr.

Regarding the staples; I had successful gastric bypass in 2000 and was "cut from stem to stern". I had over 50 staples and did not have them removed until 3 weeks after the procedure. When the Dr. wanted to take the ones from this procedure out at 6 days, I kind of freaked, but both times, the removal was painless; just a little pulling feeling with a couple of them.

Hope all goes well

Ann
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Unread 06-18-2005, 06:03 PM
Pink Discharge and staples

Avi ~
Great to hear from you! I had the gastric staple over 20 years ago! I lost 150 lbs and it saved my life (literally). I had stitches and I really don't remember a lot about it. It was a low time in my life that is better forgotten. After the surgery my life did a 180 degree change. I'm hoping this hyst will improve my "quality of life" as much.

Good luck with the bypass. Hope everything is going well and will continue to do so!



Cindy
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Unread 06-18-2005, 06:09 PM
Pink Discharge and staples

I've never heard anyone regret the hyst., so I'm hoping the quality of life will improve as well. The Dr. tried many meds for my bleeding, pain, and enlarged uterus prior to the surgery, and they resulted in an almost 2 dress size weight gain. ARRRUUGGG!!!

I agree w/ you, the gastric bypass, while harrowing at times, has been amazing, and I'm anxious to get out of "flowing clothes" again.

Best wishes

Ann
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Unread 06-18-2005, 10:21 PM
Pink Discharge and staples

I didn't have a discharge for almost 3 wks. Now at almost 9 wks. i'm wondering when it will ever end. My Dr calls it a healing discharge. I saw him on Thurs. and he said everything is healing fine and to not worry about the discharge. I just wish that it would stop, from what i've read, doesn't seem like many of you have a discharge this long. I wonder if it has something to do with the differant sutures DRs use and maybe some dissolve quicker than others. I don't know anything about staples because my Dr used dermabond glue to close my incision.

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Unread 06-18-2005, 10:55 PM
Pink Discharge and staples

2627cindy,

I can't answer your question about discharge because I never had any post-op.

I can tell you that having the staples out doesn't hurt a bit. Here is a link to a thread about staple removal where you can read lots of ladies' experience with staple removal, and you'll see that it doesn't hurt: https://www.hystersisters.com/vb2/sho...staple+removal

I was really worried about it ahead of time, but it's a piece of cake!

Glad every day is getting better for you.
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