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Old 12-28-2012, 02:46 AM   #41
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Re: Glue vs. staple closure?!?

I had glue and stitches, not staples with my two babies. My incision is well-sealed and my stitches just dissolved after a month. My OB never put staples on me because she knows that I would be uncomfortable with them after giving birth.


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Old 12-31-2012, 11:44 PM   #42
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Staples. No complications. Nice small scar. They took them out before I went home and put on the strips, which I just left til they fell off on their own. Didn't need heavy meds for removal, didn't really feel it.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:50 PM   #43
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Staples with both girls followed by those icky steri strips. My advice is to ask for a nurse to take them out (they will take them out before you leave the hospital). With my first dd, my ob took them out and it hurt like a mofo. He didn't take his time at all. Second time a nurse did it, no pain at all.
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:58 AM   #44
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Re: Glue vs. staple closure?!?

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I'm due in Dec. with baby #2 and will most likely be having a repeat c-sec. With DS, my OB used the glue closure method and I healed without any complications and my scar is very small and as pretty as a scar can be. We've since moved across the county and I'm under the care of a new OB practice. At my last appointment I asked what type of closure the OBs in this practice typically use and was told they do not use the glue method and do staples but not to worry because the staples generally are removed before leaving the hospital when you're still under heavy pain medication. When I questioned their reasoning, the OB said they don't have great success with the glue. Not only does the thought of staples terrify me but I've had a few friends who recently have had complications from this method that required re-opening the incision and daily dressing changes for weeks until the incision healed from the inside out (yuck!).

Has anyone ever been able to choose the closure type based on past personal success regardless of the doctors opinion/experience?

What type of closure did you end up with and were there any complications resulting from it?

Is this something worth changing OB practices over?
I had staples. My OB insisted- he only used staples because he thought glue was not good. The only down side is the tugging you feel when you move-that can be uncomfortable but it wasn't painful. Also after the surgery you feel like your stomach is going to burst - it's hard to explain and also why you should get a c-section ab surgical binder for post op support- you will be glad for the staples. Not to mention, having the wound open is awful- just read some stories regarding women who go through that- its no fun

I barely have a scar and the staple removal was an absolute breeze-they slip right from you skin with no pain.

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Old 03-18-2013, 03:06 PM   #45
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Re: Glue vs. staple closure?!?

I had staples the first time that were removed at 1 week after the CS at my checkup. I was so scared of it, but it didn't hurt AT ALL. It kinda tickled though, but only took about 30 seconds to remove all of them. This new OB only does dissolvable stitches that are not even visible from the outside.
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