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11 Jul 2005

2nd Caesar and stitches
Hi
I'm due for a caesar around about 18 months after my 1st caesar, with baby #2. Is the same incision used or will they make a new cut. Also my Gynae uses stitches that he needs to remove afterwards instead of using the stitches that disintegrates, is there a reason why he'd use the stitches that he needs to remove afterwards as it's more painful i'm told. Another gynae did my caesar the 1st time.
Thanks
Maya
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01 Jan 0001

They will probably use the same cut. The dissolvable stitches are continuous and therefore have a slightly higher chance of infection. That is probably why your doctor chooses to use removable sutures.

Best wishes
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