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my daughter who is 34 years of age had a c-section 11 weeks ago she went into the maternit

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my daughter who is 34 years of age had a c-section 11 weeks ago she went into the maternity hospital on the sunday had the baby on monday morning released from hospital on the thursday and had the staples removed by the public health nurse on the friday and 11 weeks later the wound is still not healed can you please explain as to why the wound is still open @ 1cm
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

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she had the staples removed one day after her discharge?

Dr. David :

the staples were removed too quickly then.

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that is why her wound openned up and she is now having to heal by secondary intention from the inside out.

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this is a much slower healing process.

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she should have had the staples left in for at least 2 weeks.

Customer:

Hi Dr David

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Customer:

Hi Dr David thank you so much for getting back to me so quickly can you please tell me how long it will take to heal up now as she is worried sick about it, the maternity hospital dose not want to know they keep referring her back to her own doctor

Dr. David :

healing times vary from patient to patient.

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and depends on how deep and wide the wound is at this point.

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I don't know why her staples were removed so quickly.

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but the wound now could take still another 4-6 weeks to heal.

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healing by secondary intention is slower .

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and the body has to create granulation tissue which is scar tissue to heal up the area

Dr. David :

she needs to increase her protein and vitamin C intake to help with wound healing.

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she would benefit from having a wound care nurse see her once a week as well to make sure things are healing up properly.

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No Thanks Dr Dave you've been a great help

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you are welcome

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best of luck to your daughter.

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