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Old 08-20-2012, 07:29 AM   #11
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I had staples for all 5 of mine with no problem. They removed them before I left the hospital.

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Old 08-20-2012, 08:09 AM   #12
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I have had 3 sections (and having my fourth next week) and have had the disolvable stitches with all of them. I've always healed really well with no complications. I have a couple friends that had staples and also didn't have complications, but I like that I don't have to deal with having them removed.
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:51 AM   #13
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Re: Glue vs. staple closure?!?

I had dissolving stitches with mine. No pain, no complications.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:08 AM   #14
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I just had a c section on Monday and requested stitches and steri strips. His preference is staples but he had no problem with my request. He did mention that he used absorbable staples that don't need to be removed, which I had never heard of, but stapling just doesn't sit well with me, I'm not paper
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:17 AM   #15
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Re: Glue vs. staple closure?!?

I had staples with both of mine (2 c-sections). They don't hurt when they remove them. The only thing you really need to watch out for is you need granny panties when they are in you.

I found out after another surgery that I am allergic to surgical glue, so now I have no choice.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:26 PM   #16
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Re: Glue vs. staple closure?!?

I've never even heard of glue for a c-section!
I've had two - first was staples, removed a week after, second was dissolvable (sp?) stitches. Honestly, I preferred the staples as they seemed more 'secure' and were gone after the first week. The stitches took their own sweet time dissolving and were rather itchy in the process. Both scars look the same now, so I guess healing is equal between the methods.
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I thought that mine was tape, but maybe it was glue? My scar sucks and I had a tremendous amount of pain for a long time.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:01 PM   #18
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I had glue for both of mine. The second time they removed the previous scar and closed with a beautiful plastic surgery closure. 7 months out from C section #2, and you'd barely now it was there. If I ever had to leave my super awesome surgeon, I'd be devastated!!

Not a fan of staples or stitches, at all. I just had a 3/4 inch gash on my head 2 weeks ago and had it closed with glue too. It looks amazing! No railroad tracks from stitches here (and certainly not on my face, lol)!

If it was me, I'd look for a doctor practicing modern techniques. Call around and ask at other medical practices.
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Do most csection scars look like railroad tracks? Mine is a very thin, faint line I have to really look for. I thought that was typical.
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With my first I had staples that were taken out a week later. I had no problems with it and I didn't have to mess with it in terms of keeping it dressed. They recommended that I didn't have it covered to air it out. I healed very quickly.
My second I had the glue. The only thing I didn't like was that my scar was extremely itchy during the healing process, anybody else have that problem?
With the glue closure I was very paranoid that my wound was going to split open. I felt more secure with the staples.
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