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What does it feel like when your staples are removed? What does it feel like when your staples are removed?

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Unread 02-28-2008, 05:38 AM
What does it feel like when your staples are removed?

I go in on Monday to have my first post-op appointment. The Dr. will also be removing my staples. I am a bit apprehensive about this~what exactly does it feel like when they are removed? Is it painful? I hope not!
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Unread 02-28-2008, 05:45 AM
What does it feel like when your staples are removed?

Hi Toni - its not painful at all - they use a special staple remover tool and you don't really feel anything - after it feels a lot better because there is nothing pulling on the incision. They will put steri strips on afterwards across the incision and these come off on their own.

take care - nothing to worry about,
Veronica
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Unread 02-28-2008, 05:49 AM
What does it feel like when your staples are removed?

I've had staples twice - the frist time was 7 years ago for an emergency appendectomy. Those staples were removed 14 days later. It did not hurt. I remember that 1 seemed a little stuck and so it sort of pinched, but it was a very very minor pinch.

My staples for my TAH were removed in the hospital - day 5 - and I will tell you that I never felt a thing.

I wouldn't panic. Are you cleared to drive? The reason that I ask is if you are going to be driven and you just want to take a precaution for pain - take a pain pill before you go. But - if you are driving - that is not a good idea.
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Unread 02-28-2008, 05:53 AM
What does it feel like when your staples are removed?

It wasn't painful at all for me, and it was over in just a couple of minutes. It actually felt a lot better around the incision after the staples were removed. They put steri-strips on afterwards and they stayed on for about 8-10 days or so before they started wearing off.
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Unread 02-28-2008, 05:56 AM
What does it feel like when your staples are removed?

HI
Not a problem...I was nervous too...looking at 8 inches of staples to be removed. Most came out without my feeling, some were a little pinch in the area that had blood/scab on my incision. The steri strips might get a little itchy in a few days, but they tend to come off in the shower, sometimes with a little help.
good luck
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Unread 02-28-2008, 05:57 AM
What does it feel like when your staples are removed?

They were removed 7 days post-op and I didn't feel a thing. When I stood up it felt sooooo good, that little pulling thing was gone. Some feel alittle prick, but really nothing to worry about.
Take care
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Unread 02-28-2008, 06:25 AM
What does it feel like when your staples are removed?

Thanks everyone, I feel a lot more at ease now! And to answer the driving question, my Dr. said no driving for 2 weeks, so DH will be driving.
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Unread 02-28-2008, 06:41 AM
What does it feel like when your staples are removed?

It is so funny that you asked this. I was so worried I thought I was going to cry. I wanted them out...but yet I didnt want them removed. LOL! But I felt absolutely nothing and then I looked at the doctor and he laughed so hard. Then we laughed together. He said all the pain and suffering you been through you deserve to be scared.
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Unread 02-28-2008, 08:27 AM
What does it feel like when your staples are removed?

They removed mine 3 days after surgery while I was still in the hospital. I was terrified about having them removed. I didn't feel a thing and before I knew it, they were gone and there were about 20 steri-strips in their place. Like the other sisters said, it feels better once they are gone.
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Unread 02-28-2008, 08:38 AM
What does it feel like when your staples are removed?

I wonder why some doctors remove the staples so quickly and others wait so long (like my dr.)??
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