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after your c-section when did you take off your tapes over your cut?

mine are coming off and I had my baby a week ago.

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Asked by effie777 at 5:02 PM on Jan. 30, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • I just let mine come off by themselfs and the ones that didnt come off my dr removed at my 2 week check up. If they are coming off its ok you could call your dr and make sure its ok to remove them.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:05 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • i allowed mine to fall off on their own. After about a week a few came off but it took a total of 6 weeks for every one of them to come off. if it doesnt look open or is not bleeding or leaking in any way you should be fine

    Answer by Kennadismom at 5:08 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • I actually had staples go home with me... 3 days later had those removed but tape placed on...
    In all 3 of my C-sections... I let the tape come off on it's own...


    Answer by gmasboy at 5:09 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • Mine fell off about a week after mine. I think that's normal

    Answer by kidlovesbatman at 5:12 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • I also let mine come off on their own and when they were almost off, I finished pulling it off but most just fell off.

    Answer by AshJoe05 at 5:22 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • My doctor took mine off at my 2 week check up. He said if they came off on their own it wasn't a big deal, but to wait to take them off until my two week check.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:34 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • I think it was like 7 days and then I pulled them off .

    Answer by MrsCarlton at 5:47 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • I was glued back together so no tapes...

    I would call your doctor and double check but I'm fairly sure it's ok. Definitely call first though!

    Answer by madamekatekate at 6:01 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • My doctor took mine off the next day at the hospital. It hurt like hell.

    Answer by Thickasgrits760 at 6:03 PM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • You're fine to take them off. Just be gentle on your incision. I found it easier to take them off when they were dry (as opposed to wet, like in the shower).

    Answer by musicpisces at 3:24 AM on Jan. 31, 2009

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