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how long after open heart surgery should you still be changing

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how long after open heart surgery should you still be changing your dressing daily? Could it be few months?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 2 years ago.
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Dr. Natasha :

when did you have your surgery?

Customer:

HelloIts a lady that i am going to look after. I just know it was in 2014 but she said she still changes her dressing every day and twice a week they do it at the clinic. Just wanted an idea when it may have been as she doesnt speak English. WIll it have been a recent operation do you think?

Dr. Natasha :

well, it could have been in december

Dr. Natasha :

usually it heals up within a few months

Dr. Natasha :

it is not a complicated dressing change on the chest wall

Customer:

Ok. So could have been a few months ago and she could still be changing it. Was hoping it wasn't too recent as i don;t know much about it. THanks help

Dr. Natasha :

no problem

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