Stitches after laparoscopy: guidelines and particular care
Every person in your life is facing with health problems. There is pathology requiring surgical intervention. This type of therapy leaves behind traces of a lifetime in the rumen, and perhaps not one. Seams applied not only after major surgery, but after a laparoscopy. In the latter case, they are very small, but also require appropriate care. To prevent infection you need to ask the doctor how to monitor the wound after the laparoscopy?
Important on seams
Postoperative wound in need of treatment, only in this case it will not become inflamed and heal faster. From the moment when the surgeon has finished the operation, the hospital staff will need daily to monitor their condition and to wash the sutured tissue. If necessary, processing of stitches after laparoscopy may be performed several times a day. If there were complications and the wound was infected, when processing is necessary to use antibacterial solutions.
Removal of stitches after conducting a laparoscopy is carried out not earlier than in a week, but it must be done by the doctor, only he will decide when to remove the stitches. If they are after laparoscopy heal slowly, the time can be extended up to one month, and during this time should be appropriate care.
Sometimes the sutures should not be removed, if the doctor during surgery used bioresorbable thread. But this type of thread is applied most often for soft tissue and mucosa. This type of bonding tissue used in gynaecology and plastic surgery. But, despite the fact that such material is not removed, care is still required.
Materials for care of the seams
To properly care for scars, need to buy special materials, they are sold in any drugstore. Than to smear the stitches after laparoscopy?
To heal wounds after surgery’ll need:
- brilliant green;
- hydrogen peroxide 3%;
- hypertonic liquid and solution based on alcohol;
- sterile gauze or bandage
- cotton swab;
- postoperative patches.
Sometimes the treatment is carried out with cotton wool, but at home from such material should be abandoned. This is because the pieces of the fleece can stay on the edges of the scar, in the end, this can lead to inflammation. In this case it is better to use tampons of gauze or bandage, folded in the form of a roller.
Before you treat the wound, it opens, but before that you should carefully wash hands and disinfect them with a special solution or use sterile gloves. After the wound is open, it should be examined, there should not be any liquid, if the wound oozes pus, that in this case you should immediately seek the help of a specialist. If the wound is dry, you can start treatment, you should take a comfortable position and prepare materials. Treatment occurs in several stages:
- A small sterile bandage rolled up cushion, and: it in alcohol solution, gently wipe them with a scar. All the wounds and dimples should be dampened. After that the skin needs to dry out.
- If during this procedure appeared burning sensation or pain, in this case, rolled gauze bandage, moisten it in a hypertonic solution, is applied to the seam and sealed with plaster.
- If the pain and burning not, take a cotton swab, moistened with green paint and carefully treated with a seam, after it imposed a sterile bandage and put a band-aid.
With the permission of the doctor to leave the wound unwrapped, the doctors say that on the air heals faster, but in this case, you need to be careful not to catch and do not damage the rumen.
Care for the scar after the stitches are removed
Even after the thread of the scar are removed, a few days require special care. After bathing should definitely handle it, the doctor will explain how much time will it take, on average, after removing the threads the scar is treated for 7 days.
After showering, the wound is treated with hydrogen peroxide, dried with a sterile swab and cotton swab, and carefully smeared green paint. This procedure should be repeated after each bathing. It is worth remembering that in the case of laparoscopy stitches after the surgery also handled carefully, as even a small scar can get infected and lead to serious complications.