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c-section?

I had a sceduled c-section on the 3rd of Dec (please do not ask why have been over this before) but anyways i did not get staples or stiches he burnt my skin back together and put stiches on the inside i have white tapes on the outside and was wondering if anyone new when i could take these off and when will i be able to sit in the bath tub?

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aggheff08

Asked by aggheff08 at 10:03 PM on Dec. 19, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Those white steri-strips will fall off when they're ready to. Don't try to pull them off, not only will it hurt like a bitch but you could take some of your skin off as well. You can bathe once those fall off though!
    Nanixh

    Answer by Nanixh at 10:04 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • i was told...no bath until doc says
    the tape if i remember comes off by itsself and it takes quite a while
    it was like super tape!
    but i was not glued, i had stitches which they took out in office, so maybe i had stronger tape
    fiatpax

    Answer by fiatpax at 10:06 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • Seems like they should be able to come off now, but to be on the safe side, call your doctor.
    kbakeman

    Answer by kbakeman at 10:37 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • my dr. said that they should start falling off after a week and i could take them off after a week. I had mine on the 10th and took them off on the 17th.
    Candie2008

    Answer by Candie2008 at 10:49 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

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    Mom2Just1

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 10:53 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • cut them back when they start to peel but do not pull them off. It should be fine to take a bath after 4 - 6 weeks but you can certainly shower! Keep your new scar dry.

    Congratulations momma!
    Roadfamily6now

    Answer by Roadfamily6now at 12:07 AM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • I believe they fall off by themselves.
    shanapiv

    Answer by shanapiv at 12:11 AM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • Didn't your doctor tell you anything?!
    _Tam_

    Answer by _Tam_ at 2:23 AM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • i cut the edges when they lifted at my check up 2 wks after the dr told i could have taken em off a week prior...
    MomNbabyGirl009

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 2:26 AM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • I was told to let them fall off on there own but they were really annoying when the sides started to lift so I ended up peeling them off after a few weeks. (Oops) :)
    randibosin

    Answer by randibosin at 5:09 AM on Dec. 20, 2010

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