After a laparoscopy under the seam seal, what to do? Care rules
Laparoscopy is a modern technique of surgical intervention, which is used for the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases of the abdominal cavity and urogenital system. Modern surgery often uses it laparoscopic method of treatment – it is characterized by minimum invasiveness, lack of risks of accidental damage to blood vessels and internal organs, a short recovery period.
But, like after any other surgery, after laparoscopic surgery may develop certain complications, for example, the incision is red or there is a small seal. Needless to panic in such a case, and when you need to go to the doctor?
Why do I get the seal under postoperative suture?
The main difference between laparoscopic surgery conservative surgical intervention lies in the fact that it does not require traditional penetration into the abdominal cavity. On the front wall of the abdomen done three small puncture with a diameter of 2 cm, in which surgical instruments are inserted and made all the necessary operative manipulations.
After surgery on the punctured sutures, which are removed after about 6-8 days after the procedure. Can also be used a special surgical threads that have a tendency to disperse themselves and do not require removal. Respectively, after laparoscopic surgery leaves small scars that eventually become almost invisible.
Sometimes women notice that after laparoscopy under the seam there was a small seal. Don’t be afraid – this is normal healing of postoperative wounds. After some time, the seal dissolves, the skin becomes normal color. But at this time should strictly observe all recommendations and advice of your doctor, because after laparoscopic surgery as after any surgery, may develop adhesions.
What is an adhesive process?
Peritoneal disease is called pathological, improper fusion of tissues after surgical intervention. The spikes themselves consist of scar tissue and palpable as a small, lumpy compaction in the area of postoperative seams. Adhesions occur after any operation and is a natural «companion» of the process of healing and postoperative scarring of the tissues. Adhesions usually go away on their own and does not require additional treatment.
Adhesive disease, unlike natural tissue reconstruction after laparoscopy is characterized by irregular, abnormal growth and thickening of the connective tissue. Adhesive disease requires special treatment under the strict supervision of a physician. To after the laparoscopy did not appear adhesions in the pelvis, should be carefully care for the postoperative seams, and to observe the necessary preventive measures.
Prevention of spikes after laparoscopy
- The first thing doctors suggest is already 3-4 hours after laparoscopic surgery is to start moving. Leisurely walking is a great preventive measure against the occurrence of adhesions in the pelvic or abdominal cavity. Active motion prevent pathological intergrowth of connective tissue and normalize the recovery process of the joints.
- In some cases, to prevent adhesions after laparoscopy may be administered drug therapy using anti-inflammatory drugs or antibiotics. Also to prevent adhesive disease used fibrinolytic drugs, the main effect of which is aimed at reducing the production of fibrin – the protein substance, acting as the main «building material» for connective tissue.
- Great result in the fight with the adhesion process shows physical therapy, supplementing one of the above preventive methods. To date, the most effective measures that help prevent the occurrence of adhesions after laparoscopy, it is believed electrophoresis, application of paraffin applied on the treated area.
Care for stitches after laparoscopy
After discharge from the medical institution it is necessary to take care of postoperative seams. This will help to avoid various complications, prevent the development of adhesive disease, as well as speed up the healing process and tissue repair.
- Every day you need to treat the area of postoperative seams, special antiseptic preparations which will advise the attending surgeon. You can also use the usual brilliant green or iodine. But we should remember that no drug must not be used without prior consultation with the doctor.
- The first few days after the laparoscopy is not recommended to wash the operated areas. Swimming is permitted only after 10-14 days. For hygiene after surgery is not necessary to use your usual cosmetics. Many experts suggest to opt for regular commercial soap.
- Many women who have been assigned the procedure believe that after the sutures have been removed, care of the operated parts of the skin can be stopped. This is absolutely wrong. Necessarily need to consult with your surgeon about, how much time to take care of the scars. As the practice of medicine for about 7 days after removal of stitches it is necessary to continue the antiseptic treatment.
- Approximately 3-4 weeks after laparoscopy allowed to use the special absorbable ointments or creams that promote rapid healing of scars and make them less pronounced.