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Old 10-16-2012, 08:43 AM   #1
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Pieces of white plastic coming out of my incision...

I am 4 weeks post incisional hernia repair and in the last two days have noticed small 1/4 inch pieces of what appears to be a white plastic working their way out of my incision. Does anyone know what this is? Does not appear to be any infection, smell or discharge at my incision site.

 
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:02 AM   #2
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Hi! It isnt the steri strips that were stuck on your skin over your incision right? Sound like it may be part of the mesh they use to reinforce the repair, but take NO chances! If this eas me i would call surgeons office & get worked in today or get appt for tomorrow,NO LATER THO. Im sure that you want to get well asap and I'm sure the dr would want to know! Just in case it is piecesof something left in you during surgery. I hope it works out for the best.God bless you!

 
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Re: Pieces of white plastic coming out of my incision...

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Re: Pieces of white plastic coming out of my incision...

This can't be normal, did your surgeon used mash to repair? Call surgeon's office and tell them your Problem, don't be shy you have right to ask them. Regards
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This can't be normal, did your surgeon used mash to repair? Call surgeon's office and tell them your Problem, don't be shy you have right to ask them. Regards
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:24 AM   #6
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Re: Pieces of white plastic coming out of my incision...

Thanks bbroke. I actually did call my surgeon and his nurse called me back last night and said the white plastic was surgical staples. She said sometimes they desolve and sometimes the work there way out of the incision. Seems a little strange to me though because I have already pulled out one piece and it's hard, very hard. Not sure how this desolves. Anyway, I'll just keep an eye on them and watch for infection. Thanks for your response.

 
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pulling may cause injury and infection, leave them as it is and let they vanish with time. take care. regards
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